Martin Luther King Jr.

Many events to be held on campus in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

The campus community will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with a number of events.

For a full description of each event, as well as registration information, visit the University Events website.

The following events will be part of Case Western Reserve University’s MLK Celebration.

MLK Convocation featuring LaToya Ruby Frazier

Friday, Jan. 18
12:45 p.m.
Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom

LaToya Ruby Frazier, an advocate and visual artist, will headline Case Western Reserve’s MLK Celebration.

Marilyn Mobley, vice president for diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity, will give an address on diversity at CWRU.

Learn more about Frazier and reserve your spot.

Sustained Dialogue Moderator Training

Saturday, Jan. 19
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thwing Center, Room 101

Faculty, staff and students can become a Sustained Dialogue moderator at this training session. Sustained Dialogue teaches community members to discuss diversity and inclusion and develop proposals for improvement.

Register for the training through CampusGroups.

“Ballots and Bullets: Black Power Politics and Urban Guerrilla Warfare in 1968 Cleveland”

Tuesday, Jan. 22
4 to 6:30 p.m.
Kelvin Smith Library, Dampeer Room

James Robenalt, a local author, attorney and historian, will discuss what caused violence in Cleveland in the 1960s, particularly the Hough Riot and Glenville Shootout.

Find out more on the Social Justice Institute website.

Women of Color Series

Wednesdays, Jan. 23 and Feb. 20
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Tinkham Veale University Center, Flora Stone Mather Center for Women

The Women of Color series will be composed of several discussions on intersectional feminism and advocacy for marginalized women.

Learn more about the series and get registration information.

“Thirty: Exploring Artistically the Universal Declaration of Human Rights”—exhibit opening and reception

Thursday, Jan. 24
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Kelvin Smith Library

The library will host an opening reception for an exhibit of work by Cleveland high school students and artist Jason Leibowitz that focuses on human and educational rights.

Learn more about the exhibit.

Multicultural Leadership Institute Retreat

Saturday, Jan. 26
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Squire Valleevue and Valley Ridge Farms

The University Farm will host a retreat for the Multicultural Leadership Institute, an organization dedicated to teaching undergraduates how their identities inform how they lead.

Register for the retreat through CampusGroups.

The Importance of Stories in Bystander Intervention

Thursday, Jan. 31
3 to 5 p.m.
Tinkham Veale University Center, Senior Classroom

CWRU Green Dot will host a session introducing bystander intervention to students, including strategies for intervention and a commitment to discourage violence in the community.

View the Facebook event page for more information.

Women of Color Series/OIDEO Lunch & Learn: Intersectionality

Friday, Feb. 1
12:30 to 2 p.m.
Tinkham Veale University Center, Senior Classroom

Members of the CWRU community will convene to discuss how to improve work, research and service with intersectional analysis.

“Reclaiming the Narrative: The Importance of the Black Male Perspective”

Friday, Feb. 1
5 to 8 p.m.
Thwing Center, Room 101

Robert Brown, director of social justice at Northwestern University, will lead a discussion of black men’s experience on majority white college campuses.

Social Justice Teach-In

Saturday, Feb. 9
11 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Tinkham Veale University Center

The community can attend a Social Justice Teach-In featuring a keynote address by Anthony Grimes, an internationally renowned speaker and advocate.

Register for the Social Justice Teach-In.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Focus on Africa

Wednesday, Feb. 20
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Kelvin Smith Library

In honor of U.N. World Social Justice Day, a panel of human rights scholars from CWRU and Kent State University will discuss their research into rights for different populations in Africa.

Mentor Meet and Greet

Tuesday, Feb. 26
6 to 8 p.m.
Thwing Center Ballroom

First-generation college students can meet with mentors who were also first-generation students, but who now serve as faculty and staff at CWRU.