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Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration 2013

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Sign the Pledge
9am-3pm, MU Trysting Tree Lounge
Reaffirm your support for non-violent social change, equality and justice, freedom and peace by signing the MLK, Jr. Pledge Wall.
Sponsor: Panhellenic Council

Dialogue on Class
5:30-7:00pm, Native American Cultural Center
Class is deeply embedded in U.S. society and can often create division among people. In honor of Dr. King, we welcome a dialogue on how class intersects with other parts of our identities and how it affects our connections with each other.
Sponsors: Counseling and Psychological Services, Human Services Resource Center, Center for Civic Engagement


Additional Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration 2013 activities:

Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity: Defining a R{evolution}ary Agenda
12:00-1:00pm, Native American Cultural Center
Over the course of the 2011-12 academic year, Oregon State engaged in a comprehensive self-study of equity, inclusion, and diversity efforts university-wide. The result of this unprecedented effort is a set of recommendations that will guide our collective efforts to make Oregon State a model equitable, inclusive, and diverse university. This program will introduce important goals for the university’s equity, inclusion, and diversity agenda that are central to institutional mission, and outline the strategic leadership efforts of the Office of Equity and Inclusion with regard to these and other key goals. Beverages provided; bring your own lunch.
Sponsor: Office of Equity and Inclusion

Music of Hope and Resistance

5:00-7:00pm, 101 Furman Hall
Historically, music, song, and dance have been the voice for resistance, protest, and hope. Explore music that was used to focus on slavery, poverty, anti-war movements, women’s rights, class struggle, civil liberties, civil rights, economic injustice, politics and wars, and also to resist imperialism and promote revolutionary ideas. In addition, music that focused on hope: idealism, social reform, equal rights, moral improvement, and community activism.
Sponsors: Intercultural Student Services, Asian Pacific Cultural Center, Native American Cultural Center, Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc.

Partnership for Safety and Justice
1:00-2:00pm, Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez (temporarily in 430 Snell Hall)
Jose Gutierrez, an OSU Alum and current Youth Justice Policy Organizer, will discuss the Partnership for Safety and Justice and ways in which students, staff, and faculty can get involved in their efforts. The organization "works with people convicted of crime, survivors of crime, and the families of both to advocate for policies that make Oregon’s approach to public safety more effective and more just."
Sponsors: Director of Multicultural Affairs, Partnership for Safety and Justice

Inside Voices
3:00-5:00pm, MU 211
An inside look at what prison is like from the mouths of prisoners themselves. Come hear about the life of a prisoner and hear the stories of how they got where they are. Afterwards there will be a panel of Inside-Out students who have spent a term meeting and learning with prisoners in a classroom environment inside the Oregon State Prison.
Sponsor: Oregon State Prisoner Rights Advocacy Group


Darlene Seltzer
1 541 737 6368
Darlene.Seltzer at oregonstate.edu
Office of Equity and Inclusion
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