Michiana events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

These are just some of the events in Michiana honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

7:30 a.m.—9:00 a.m.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Community service recognition breakfast
Speaker: Derrick Campbell – Divisional Manager Labor Relations at the General Motors Company
Century Center Convention Hall A and B

9:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
Century Center / Great Hall

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m
South Bend Medical Foundation
Blood Drive
Century Center / Bloodmobile
Sponsors: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the South Bend Medical Foundation
Organized by Kimberly Green Reeves @574-329-3150 and Debra Carroll @ 574-876-5876 (Delta Sigma Theta Sorority); Christina Tembo (Manager) / Melissa Newton (Blood Donor Recruiter) @ 574-234-4176 (South Bend Medical Foundation)

Morning workshops
9:30 – 11:00 a.m. – Working Together to Reduce Violence in South Bend/St. Joseph County – Century Center/Recital Hall
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. – Indiana Black Expo Report: State of Our Black Youth – Century Center/Suite 2
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.- Empowering Our Urban Communities by Creating Financial Health and Strength: Learn How Your Money Can Work for You Century Center/Suite 12

11:45 a.m.—12:45 a.m.
Traditional Memorial March to Century Center
County City Building / Lobby—South Bend

Afternoon Workshops
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Open Mike: Spoken Word Artists – Century Center/Great Hall
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. – Town Hall Meeting: Strengthening Police-Community Relationships & Preventing Youth Violence (My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge) – Century Center Recital Hall
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. – Stories of Peace – Century Center Suite 3
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. – Thick vs. Fit: The Road to Health, Wellness and Fitness in the African American Community – Century Center/Suite 16
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. – Children’s Room for Children Aged 5 to 10 Years – Century Center/Suites 8-10
2:30 – 4:30 p.m. – Expunging Criminal Records in the State of Indiana – Century Center/Suite 1
2:30 – 3:45 p.m. – Say “Yes” to Your Blessings!: Meet a Life Coach Who Will Encourage You to Pursue Your Dreams – Century Center/Suite 2
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. – At the River I Stand, A Film On Civil Rights Movements – Century Center/Recital Hall

3:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m.
Youth Cultural Program
2016 Youth Community Service Awards
Century Center / Bendix Theater

7:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. celebration concert

Organized by: South Bend Symphony & Indiana University South Bend

The University of Notre Dame is hosting a week-long series of events called Walk the Walk Week to reflect on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr and encourage dialogue about diversity and inclusion.

January 18
Candlelight prayer service at 12:01 a.m. in the Main Building.

Luncheon - free but ticketed event in the Joyce Center. Will feature remarks by Father Jenkins and a panel of speakers.

Community-building lunches, open to Notre Dame faculty, students and staff, will also be held simultaneously in the University’s North and South Dining Halls Jan. 18. A University ID is required for entry.

A celebration Mass featuring the Notre Dame Voices of Faith Gospel Choir will take place at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at 5:15 p.m. Jan. 18. Father Jenkins will preside.

Additional events on the Notre Dame campus:

Constitutional Studies 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Lecture – Noon – South Dining Hall (Oak Room)

Rev. Dominic Legge, professor of systematic theology at the Dominican House of Studies, will present “Martin Luther King Jr. and the Question of ‘Illegal Laws’: Civil Law, Justice, and Morality.” Lunch will be provided.

Father Legge holds a doctorate in sacred theology from the University of Fribourg and a J.D. from Yale Law School. Before becoming a Dominican priest, he practiced law for several years as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice. This event is sponsored by the Tocqueville Program and Constitutional Studies.

Display: Civil Rights Photographs, 1-4 p.m., Snite Museum of Art

A special viewing of six Civil Rights-era photographs, including a portrait of King, will be on display as part of the exhibition “New to The Collection: Twentieth-Century Photographs.” Admission is free and open to the public.

Lecture: “Black Lives Matter: The Hashtag Behind the New Civil Rights Movement” – 7-9 p.m., Room 101, DeBartolo Hall

Black Lives Matter movement co-founders Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi will speak about race relations in America and how their activism from the fringes became the national movement it is today. This event is sponsored by Multicultural Student Programs and Services, Gender Relations Center, Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture, Student Government, Department of Africana Studies and the Division of Student Affairs.

Click here for more information on Walk the Walk Week

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