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2011 MLK Birthday Celebration at Rhodes

Publication Date: 1/13/2011

The campus will celebrate the life and work of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with various activities free and open to the public. They include:

A Dr. Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration
Saturday, Jan. 15
1 p.m.-3 p.m. in Bryan Campus Life Center, McCallum Ballroom
Rhodes students will lead the party with a variety of booths featuring crafts, games, and trivia related to Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement. Elementary students in the area and their families are especially invited to this educational and fun event.

A Conversation with Van Jones
Saturday, Jan. 15
3:15 p.m. in Bryan Campus Life Center, McCallum Ballroom Lobby
Van Jones, best-selling author of The Green-Collar Economy, will discuss his passion for environmental justice, human rights, and effective public policy.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Program: A Time of Reflection
Tuesday, Jan. 18
4 p.m. in Bryan Campus Life Center, McCallum Ballroom
This program will feature a variety of responses to Dr. King’s legacy by students from Rhodes and its Memphis City partner schools--Snowden, Springdale and Cypress.

In addition, interested Rhodes students will meet at 9 a.m. on Jan. 17 to sign a nonviolence pledge and to work at various service sites in Memphis. 

Rhodes events are sponsored by the Bonner Center for Faith and Service, Office of College Relations, Learning Corridor, Black Student Association, and Office of the Multicultural Affairs.

Those with specific inquiries can contact Sabrina Brown, assistant dean of multicultural affairs, at browns@rhodes.edu or (901)843-3529.

 

Tags: Campus Life, Events, Service, Students

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Shemika Harris January 17, 2011

Go Sabrina and go Rhodes!