For several decades Wesleyan has celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The celebration has taken various forms including prominent keynote speakers such as Johnetta Cole and Sonia Sanchez to a campus based program where members of the faculty, staff and students read portions of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech.
Different Shades of Green or Beyond the Farm
All members of the Wesleyan and greater Middletown community are invited to a panel presentation & discussion to explore the perspective on Environmental Justice as a keystone to Civil Rights and Social Justice Legacy that Dr. King has left.
Friday, January 29, 2016
4:15pm, Memorial Chapel
Keynote: Dr. Dorceta E. Taylor, Ph.D.
Professor; University of Michigan, James E. Crowfood Collegiate Chair; Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Past Chair of the Environment and Technology Section of the American Sociological Association
Dessert reception to immediately follow the panel.
This is a ticketed event, tickets are free and limited quantities are available at the University Box Office on Tuesday, January 19th.
Community tickets are available here.
Other Commemoration Events include the following:
- Join a student-led screening and discussion of the documentary, Trouble the Water, Wed, Jan. 27, 7:30-9:30 p.m., in PAC 001.
- Visit the interactive display, Honoring the Complexity of "Civil Rights Landmarks," in USDAN Center, across from the box office (created with much love by the Student Activities and Leadership Development Team).