Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
A Celebration Fit for a King
January 19-29, 2010
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 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
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
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