From: Antonio Farias []
Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 10:30 AM
To: Coffin, Dana <>
Subject: Join the MLK Commemoration Jan. 29

Dear Wesleyan Community,

On behalf of the planning committee, I encourage you to take an active part in the ongoing campus dialogues on equity and social justice by attending the commemoration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. All are welcome, and as part of our partnership with the Middletown community, we will have Middletown High School students and community leaders in attendance.

Given the tragedy developing in Flint, Michigan, we are fortunate to have Dr. Dorceta Taylor, a leading voice in the environmental justice movement, delivering a keynote titled “Different Shade of Green or Beyond the Farm.” For more information, go HERE.

Prior to the keynote, student leaders from the Green Fund, Student of Color community, and Eco Facilitators, will be holding multiple workshops designed to bring the Green and SOC community together in sustained dialogue over matters of environmental and social justice, and how change starts here in our surrounding Middletown community. You are all encouraged to attend a student-led screening and discussion of the documentary, Trouble the Water, on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 7:30-9:30 p.m., in PAC 001.

Friday, January 29, 2016
4:15 p.m., 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.

I look forward to beginning the semester with this community gathering, in the spirit that remains Dr. King’s legacy,

Antonio Farias
V.P. for Equity & Inclusion/Title IX Officer