Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2001
Commemorative Celebration and Symposium on Social Change
Recognize Each Other:
In the spirit of Dr. King, unity and
community on campus, say "Hello," "How are you doing,"
"What's up?" to everyone you see. Have you ever spoken to someone
who didn't speak back? Converse with your brothers and sisters.
A smile is required.
The following events are open to the
general public unless otherwise noted.
--MLK Executive Planning Committee
"In a multiracial
society no group can make it alone...
Organized strength will only be
effective when it is consolidated through constructive alliances with the
-Martin Luther King
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
2001 Commemorative Celebration and
Symposium on Social Change
Dream Alive in the New Millennium
Now Book Drive Service Project;
books for 1st to 3rd graders are being collected at the School of Social
Work and Penn Bookstore to be donated to West Philadelphia area school.
Through January 31 (MLK Holiday Committee).
12 Remembering the Life &
Times of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; Rev. Bernard Shaw, pastor, White
Rock Baptist Church; president, National Baptist Convention; noon; Medical
Alumni Hall, Gipson Building, HUP (UPHS).
15 Eyes on the Prize;
the award-winning, six-part television documentary on the Civil Rights Movement;
broadcast on ResNet, channel 24. Through January 27 (Penn Video Network).
Program listed below.
- Episode 1: Awakenings (1954-1956) January 15, noon, repeats
every 2 hours.
- Episode 2: Fighting Back (1957-1962) January 15, 1 p.m.,
repeats every 2 hours.
- Episode 3: Ain't Scared of Your Jails (1960-1961) January
16, noon, repeats every hour;
- Episode 4: No Easy Walk (1962-1966) January 17, noon, repeats
- Episode 5: Mississippi: This is America? (1962-1964) January
18, noon, repeats every hour.
- Episode 6: Bridge to Freedom (1965) January 19, noon.
The entire six-part series will begin again at the conclusion of
the noon broadcast of Episode 6, and will repeat every six hours. For a
full schedule, visit www.upenn.edu/video.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast: Keeping the Dream Alive in
the New Millennium; Rev. Bernard James, pastor, Metropolitan
Baptist Church; remarks from President Judith Rodin; continental breakfast;
9-10 a.m.; Du Bois College House (MLK Holiday Committee; Black Graduate
& Professional Student Association [BGAPSA]).
Philadelphia Reads Tutor Training Service Project; volunteers
who complete this training will be asked to participate in the Philadelphia
Reads program as reading tutors during the following year for one hour a
week; 10:30 a.m.-noon; School of Social Work. Registration requested: (215)
898-0104 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lunch will be provided at ARCH (MLK Holiday Committee; Philadelphia Reads;
School of Social Work).
Children's Banner Painting; all ages invited to paint
banners commemorating the King holiday. Lunch will be provided; 10:30 a.m.-noon;
ARCH. Registration requested: (215) 898-3489 or email@example.com
(MLK Holiday Committee).
Heston School- Spruce Up Service Project; volunteers
will clean and paint one or more spaces in the Heston School. Transportation
available; 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Heston Elementary School, 54th & Lancaster
Avenue. Lunch will be provided. Registration requested: (215) 898-0104 or
(MLK Holiday Committee).
Children's Story Hour; volunteers having completed
training in the Philadelphia Reads program lead an hour of tutoring and
storytelling; 1-3 p.m.; ARCH (MLK Holiday Committee).
Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Program: Power Concedes
Nothing Without Struggle; Jeffrey Leath, pastor, Mother Bethel
African Medthodist Episcopal Church; remarks from President Judith Rodin;
music from members of the Corinthian Baptist Church Choir; MLK Essay Winners;
1-3 p.m.; Penn Tower Hotel (African American Association of Administrators,
Faculty & Staff [AAA]).
Philadelphia Reads Tutor Training Service Project;
volunteers who complete this training will be asked to participate in the
Philadelphia Reads program as reading tutors during the following year for
one hour a week. 2-3:30 p.m.; ARCH. Registration requested: (215) 898-0104
Lunch will be provided at ARCH (MLK Holiday Committee; Philadelphia
Reads; School of Social Work).
Martin Luther King Jr. Antiviolence Vigil; candlelight
vigil to commemorate Dr. King's legacy; Rev. William Gipson, Chaplain; 7
p.m.; Du Bois College House (Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.).
16 Story Hour; featuring
stories about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; Jonathan Scovner,
staff storyteller; noon-1 p.m.; Penn Bookstore (Bookstore).
Student Activism Then & Now-A Panel Discussion; 6-7:30
p.m.; McClelland Hall, The Quadrangle (MLK Programs Committee).
17 Networking Lunch Series:
Myths and Realities of the Glass Ceiling; VPUL Valarie Swain-Cade McCoullum;
noon-2 p.m.; open to all Women of Color in the Penn community; Penn Women's
Center (African-American Resource Center [AARC]; Women of Color).
Talk and Taste: A Taste of Peace; a series of receptions
for international students and scholars; reception will honor President
Dae-Jung, winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize and feature cuisine of
Korea; 5-7 p.m.; location T.B.A. Info: (215) 898-1648 or firstname.lastname@example.org (Office of
International Programs; International Student Association; Greenfield Intercultural
18 Voices of the Present
and the Future; a daily quote from five different provocative speeches
of Dr. King's will be posted at key locations in the Nursing Education Building;
the quotes will be e-mailed daily to the School of Nursing staff and faculty
listserve and student listserv and alumni listserv. The quotes will also
be recited in classes throughout the week and at staff meetings. Through
January 24 (School of Nursing).
How Being A Social Change Agent Has Impacted My Career Path;
PPSA Brown Bag Lunch Series 2000-2001; Jeanne Arnold, director, African-American
Resource Center; noon-1 p.m.; Golkin Room, Houston Hall (Penn Professional
Staff Association [PPSA]; AARC).
Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Program; Rev.
Leah Gaskin Fitchue, executive vice president & academic dean, Interdenominational
Theological Center, Atlanta; featuring remarks from President Judith Rodin
and the presentation of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Involvement
Awards and musical selections by The Inspiration and the New Spirit of Penn;
reception will follow the program; Class of 49 Auditorium, Houston Hall;
6-7:30 p.m. Reception: 7:30-8:30 p.m.; Houston Hall (Office of the Chaplain;
Penn Student Interfaith Council; Penn Religious Council).
19 Jazz For King I; Featuring
the Al Aguilera Latin Jazz Quartet and spoken word performances by student
artists; 6-8 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall* (La Casa Latina;
Counseling and Psychological Services [CAPS]; MLK Planning Committee).
*PLEASE NOTE: This information was updated on 1/19/01.
22 America's Health Profile:
Making Our Communities Visible; Jacqueline Lucas, National Center for
Health Statistics; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; room G-16, Irvine Auditorium (Office
of Health Education).
Volunteering at Penn; discussion on the volunteer
opportunities available at Penn; Isabel Mapp, director, Penn Volunteer in
Public Service; 3-4 p.m.; conference room, 5th floor, Mellon Bank Building.
Reservations: (215) 898-2020 or email@example.com
(Center for Community Partnerships; Penn Volunteers in Public Service [Penn
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Town Meeting; representatives
from various student organizations, Penn faculty and staff and the West
Philadelphia community will reflect on excerpts of Dr. King's speeches;
moderator: Gloria Gay, associate director, Penn Women's Center; 6-7:30 p.m.;
Pronto, Houston Hall (MLK Programming Committee).
23 UMOJA Grand Opening; ribbon
cutting ceremony for the UMOJA office, which is the student organization
that represents all black student groups at Penn. Featuring remarks by President
Judith Rodin and Provost Robert Barchi; 4-6 p.m.; ARCH (UMOJA; VPUL).
Public Education in the New Millennium; a panel discussion
featuring: Pedro Ramos, president, Philadelphia School Board of Education;
Dr. Susan Fuhrman, dean; GSE, John Skeif, chief administrative officer,
Harambe Institute of Philadelphia; and moderator: Dr. Howard Stevenson,
GSE; 6-7:30 p.m.; Golkin Room, Houston Hall (MLK Programing Committee).
24 MLK Birthday Bash;
with presentations by Gladwynne Elementary School 1st and 4th grade
classes, Pennrose Elementary School Choir and School of Nursing representatives;
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; auditorium, Nursing Education Building (School of Nursing).
Connecting Communities: Equal Access to Communications Technologies;
a panel discussion among community, industry and University
members concerning the value of universal distribution of access to technology,
global communication in a rapidly changing world and the relationship of
Net activism to King's doctrine; noon-1:30 p.m.; Greenfield Intercultural
Center, Lounge (Penn Video Network).
Community Service and Advocacy Night; offers students
an opportunity to fulfill an important part of Dr. King's vision through
becoming involved in any range of community activities. Representatives
from numerous student-led organizations and Civic House will be available
to speak about getting involved through service, advocacy and training programs.
7-9 p.m.; Civic House; open to Penn students (Civic House).
25 Social Action For Social
Change Workshop; Dr. Walter Palmer, professor, School of Social Work
and director, Palmer Foundation facilitates a workshop on teaching the pragmatic
principles involved in creating social change; noon-1:30 p.m.; Greenfield
Intercultural Center, Lounge (AARC; Palmer Foundation).
Making Connections to Make Change: The Ongoing Process of Developing
Community-University Partnerships-panel discussion, moderator:
Dr. Ira Harkavy, director, Center for Community Partnerships; 4-6 p.m.;
location T.B.A. Info: (215) 898-0104 (Center for Community Partnerships).
Social Action For Social Change Workshop; Dr. Walter
Palmer, professor, School of Social Work and director, Palmer Foundation,
facilitates a workshop on teaching the pragmatic principles involved in
creating social change; 6-8 p.m.; Du Bois College House, Multipurpose Room
(AARC; Palmer Foundation).
26 Black Inventors Exhibit;
a traveling display of inventions created by African Americans. The
Black Inventors Exhibit aims to share this hidden information in order to
develop racial pride and understanding and to provide a new motivation for
learning; noon-6 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall. Also January 27 (BGAPSA;
AARC; Harnwell College House; GAPSA; MLK Planning Committee).
FREINDS: Stephanie Renee, Aaron Hayes, Robert
Fant, Diane Smith, Glen Bryan and Craig Winn.
|Jazz for King II; featuring Glenn Bryan's renowned group
Friends and spoken word by Nina Harris. Guest artist Leroy Campbell,
will have his signed artwork on sale; 6-8 p.m.; Du Bois College House, Multipurpose
Room; (AARC; Du Bois College House; Penn Women's Center). |
30 Yuri Kochiyama: Passion
for Justice; film screening & discussion; this film chronicles the
work of lifelong political activist Yuri Kochiyama, follower and friend
of Malcolm X and supporter of Black Liberation. Kochiyama has also been
involved with world-wide nuclear disarmament, the Japanese American Redress
and Reparations Movement and the International Political Prisoner Rights
Movement; 6-7:30 p.m.; Fireside Lounge, ARCH; open to members of the Penn
31 Readings of Conscience;
join us for a participatory group reading celebrating the work of Martin
Luther King, Jr. and other writers who have pursued social justice; 6-8
p.m.; Kelly Writers House (Kelly Writers House)
February 6 (tentative) From
Swastika To Jim Crow; film screening & discussion. An account of
the employment of a significant number of Jewish refugee scholars from Hitler's
Germany at historically Black colleges and universities in the segregated
South, beginning during the 1930s; 8 p.m.; Greenfield Intercultural Center,
Lounge (Alliance and Understanding).
Almanac, Vol. 47, No. 17, January 9, 2001
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