2013 Archives

SMU celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Variety of events scheduled January 21-25, 2013

January 14, 2013

Dream Week at SMU celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and recalls his speaking at the University in 1966.

Sponsored by SMU's Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, the annual observance features a variety of activities throughout the week of January 21-25, 2013, including opportunities for community service and a commemorative walk.

Schedule of events for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dream Week 2013:

Monday
Jan. 21
Day of Service
7:30 a.m. – Noon
*Meet at the Office of Community Engagement & Leadership Center (Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Suite 200) [Note that this is different from the poster.]*
Co-sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and Community Engagement and Leadership
Students will have opportunities to volunteer at Readers 2 Leaders, We Over Me Farm and the Wesley-Rankin Community Center.
Tuesday
Jan. 22
Real Talk: Conversations Around Diversity
Dream or Nightmare: How far have we come since the MLK Speech
Hughes-Trigg Student Center Portico B-C-D
Noon
Wednesday
Jan. 23
Unity Walk
Featuring remarks from SMU President R. Gerald Turner
Noon
*Meet at the Hughes-Trigg Commons*

Dream Week Keynote Address
Cheryl Brown Henderson
Brown v. Board of Education: The Legacy Continues
Hughes-Trigg Student Center Theatre
6 p.m.
Cheryl Brown Henderson, one of the three daughters of the late Rev. Oliver L. Brown, who along with 12 other parents led by the NAACP, filed a lawsuit against the local board of education on behalf of their children in the historic school integration case Oliver L. Brown et. al. vs. the Board of Education of Topeka. The 1954 Supreme Court decision stated that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal."

Thursday
Jan. 24
Film Screening: Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin
Hughes-Trigg Student Center Forum
7 p.m.
Sponsored by the Women’s Center for Gender and Pride Initiatives
Friday
Jan. 25
Unity Luncheon
Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballrooms
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Featured speaker for the luncheon will be Professor William M. Tsutsui, dean of Dedman College, who will speak on “Chasing the Asian American Dream.”
Co-sponsored by the SMU Asian Council, Association of Black Students, and College of Hispanic American Students

Martin Luther King Jr. Dream Week poster at SMU

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