University of Vermont

Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

MLK Celebration

Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
A Celebration Fit for a King
January 19-29, 2010

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Tuesday, January 19

MLK Birthday Party
11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Davis Center Atrium
Sponsored by the Department of Student Life

Tuesday, January 19th - Friday, January 29th

UVM's Haiti Relief Fund Campaign

Monday, January 25 - Friday, January 29

Community Service: A Week of Giving
Campus Food Drive Week to benefit the Chittenden County Emergency Food Shelf


Non-perishable food items may be dropped off throughout the week at the Davis Center Atrium, Given/Rowell Brickyard, and Waterman Building (College Street Entrance)
Sponsored by Human Resource Services

According to a 2009 U.S. Department of Agriculture report, more than 12 percent of Vermont households are food "insecure" — meaning they do not have consistent access to enough food. Helping families in need achieve food security is the aim of a food shelf, which relies on community citizens and businesses for donations to meet this objective. However, the nutritional quality of the donations is not always addressed. [full article] [MLK Food Drive Poster]

Tuesday, January 26

Soledad OBrienSoledad O'Brien - Keynote
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Ira Allen Chapel
Reception immediately following in Billlings Student Center
Sponsored by the Office of the President, Student Life, and the Associate Provost for Multicultural Affairs and Academic Initiatives
[download poster]

 

 

Wednesday, January 27

Religious Pluralism: A Part of the Dream
an interfaith dialogue that explores religion, culture and oppression, focusing on the changing U.S. landscape/demographics, religious affiliations and new historical biases.
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
4th floor, Grand Maple Ballroom, Davis Center
Sponsored by the Associate Provost for Multicultural Affairs and Academic Initiatives

Thursday, January 28

The Perseverance of Scientific Racism
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Marks, Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Charlotte

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Presentation, Ira Allend Chapel with a reception immediately following
Sponsored by the College of Medicine

Friday, January 29

The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra - Flynn Partnership
8:00 p.m.
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
50% off tickets for UVM faculty, staff and students wtih UVM ID
Please visit http://www.flynncenter.org to purchase tickets.

Sponsored by the President's Initiative for Diversity and
The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts


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