University of Vermont

Martin Luther King Celebration

MLK Celebration 2017

Please join us January 17 – January 31, 2017 for our Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, Education and Learning Events.

Keynote

Sheyann Webb-Christburg, named the “Smallest Freedom Fighter” by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will be this year’s keynote speaker. At the age of eight, she became inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to become a civil rights activist and participated in the infamous civil rights march known as “Bloody Sunday”. Ms. Webb-Christburg is also nationally known as a co-author of the book Selma, Lord, Selma: Girlhood Memories of the Civil Rights Days, which was later made into a Disney movie entitled Selma, Lord, Selma.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017   |   4:00pm - 5:30pm   |   Ira Allen Chapel

THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT Tickets are FREE and available per the following schedule:

  • Tuesday, January 17, tickets are available to the UVM community (1 ticket with UVM ID).
  • Friday, January 20, tickets are available to the general public (1 per person).

Tickets are limited and available at: 1st floor Hoffman Information Desk in the Dudley H. Davis Center, Registrar’s Office Student Service Center Kiosk in Waterman Building, and The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine Dean’s Office during business hours.

To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact Student Accessibility Services at 802-656-7753.

The keynote presentation is sponsored by President Tom Sullivan, Department of Student Life, and the Office of the Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.


Calendar of Events

MLK Birthday Party

Tuesday, January 17, 2017   |   11:00am - 2:00pm   |   Rosa Parks Room #106E, Dudley H. Davis Center

The Black Student Union has organized a mini gallery walk in the Rosa Parks room of the Davis Center. Come in and take a tour to learn about a few of the many important figures in African American history, from the 1800's through the 21st Century. Celebration cupcakes will be provided, first come first serve, so come early and bring your friends!


UVM Gives a Dollar

Tuesday, January 17 - Tuesday, January 31, 2017

UVM will be hosting a community service monetary fundraiser to benefit Steps to End Domestic Violence and the Peace & Justice Center's Racial Justice Program.

Donation locations: The UVM Bookstore, CAT Pause, Henderson's Cafe, Waterman Student Service Center, Human Resource Services, Admissions Visitor Center, Patrick Gym Fitness Center, Given Courtyard and The Catamount Store.


The MLK Health Equity Lecture
The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine

Wednesday, January 18, 2017   |   5:30pm - 7:00pm   |   Sullivan Classroom, Room 200, Larner Medical Education Center

We Are All Flint: The Flint Water Crisis and Public Health Advocacy

Speaker: Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, FAAP
Director of Hurley Children's Hospital's Pediatric Residency Program and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Human Development at Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine in Flint, Michigan. With a background in environmental health, Dr. Hanna-Attisha completed medical school at Michigan State University, residency and chief residency at Children's Hospital of Michigan, and public health training in health policy from the University of Michigan.

In addition to educating the next generation of physicians, Dr. Hanna-Attisha now directs the Michigan State University and Hurley Children's Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative, an innovative and model public health program to research, monitor and mitigate the impact of the Flint water lead crisis. The Pediatric Public Health Initiative employs evidence-based interventions for inclusion in its response to the Flint water lead exposure. Three overarching areas are education, nutrition and medical/health.


Inauguration Day Teach-In

Friday, January 20, 2017   |   4:30pm - 9:00pm   |   Livak Ballroom, Dudley H. Davis Center

An afternoon of education, conversation and inspiration.

Speakers: Hal Colston, Director of Partnership for Change; Brandon del Pozo, Burlington Police Chief; Kesha Ram, House Representative (2008-2016); Kerin Stackpole, Employment and Labor Law Attorney

Rough Francis Performance: 7:45pm - 8:45pm   |   Brennan's Pub


"13th" Documentary

Wednesday, January 25, 2017   |   5:30pm - 8:00pm   |   Sullivan Classroom, Room 200, Larner Medical Education Center

Documentary viewing: 5:30pm - 7:15pm   |   Discussion: 7:15pm - 8:00pm


Putting Feet to Faith: Spirituality and Social Justice Art Installation and Conversation

Thursday, January 26, 2017   |   4:30pm - 5:30pm   |   UVM Interfaith Center, 400 South Prospect Street (next to the Catholic Center)

A conversation with four diverse panelists exploring how their religious and philosophical values inform their activism.

Art Installation: January 17 through January 31, 2017

A related interactive art installation will be on display at the Interfaith Center. For more information, visit the Facebook Event or contact interfaith@uvm.edu. For accommodation needs, please contact Student Accessibility Services at 802-656-7753


Balé Folclórico da Bahia

Friday, January 27, 2017   |   8:00pm   |   Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

$10 tickets are available in person at the FlynnTix Regional Box Office lobby window at 153 Main Street in Burlington, VT (UVM ID required). This offer is limited to one discounted ticket per UVM student and two discounted tickets per faculty/staff member.



These events are organized by the Office of the Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs in collaboration with President Tom Sullivan, Department of Student Life, The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine, Interfaith Center, and the Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Program.

To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact the Office of Diversity, Engagement and Professional Development at 802-656-8833.

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