This coming Monday, January 18th, in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, DePaul campus will be closed. While Monday provides us a private opportunity to reflect upon and commemorate Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement, in the following weeks DePaul and its affiliates will also be hosting a series of events to continue the celebration through January and into February for Black History Month.
Those interested in attending the prayer breakfast can RSVP here.
University Ministry will also be hosting their 4th Annual MLK Worship Celebration on Friday, January 29.
The DePaul College of Law hosts their 18th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration with a two-part event.
The first event takes place next week Thursday, January 21 in the DePaul Center. The event “Transforming the Campus: Students Rise Up,” will focus on activism on college campuses. The panelists are Jonathan Butler, a graduate student and activist at the University of Missouri, and Rena Karefa-Johnson, a third-year law student and activist at Harvard Law School.
The second event takes place later on Wednesday, February 3 also in the DePaul Center. The event “From Bus Boycotts to Hashtags: Transforming Civil Rights Activism”, a conversation with local activists. The panelists include: Asiaha Butler, grassroots community strategist and co-founder of R.A.G.E., the Resident Association of Greater Englewood; Veronica Morris Moore, co-founder of Fearless Leading by Youth; and Page May, a We Charge Genocide delegate and member of the Black Youth Project 100.
Finally, below are flyers for two events of particular interests to English students, and important reminders that racial justice is never a binary issue and always intersects with gender, sexuality, and class.