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Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Week at Highline

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Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Week at Highline

  • Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Week Poster 2017

Join us to celebrate and continue the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a weeklong program of events beginning January 17, 2017.

Throughout the week there will be free lectures, seminars and workshops united by the theme “Fear, Falsehood and Freedom: Where Do We Go From Here?”

Organized by Highline College’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, the events will examine community building, faith in social activism, the role art plays in social justice and more.

Lectures will include thought leaders such as Anida Yoeu Ali, artist, writer and global agitator; Jesse Hagopian, author, history teacher and Black Student Union co-advisor at Garfield High School; and Dr. Maxine Mimms, co-founder of the Tacoma Program of The Evergreen State College.

Highline’s Martin Luther King Jr. Week is sponsored by the college’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, Center for Leadership and Service, Learning and Teaching Center, LGBTQIA Task Force, Between the Lines Book Club, Whites on White committee and the AANAPISI program.

Contact Multicultural Affairs: email mca@highline.edu, call (206) 592-3296 or visit Multicultural Affairs.

Event Schedule

All events are free and open to the public and will be held on the college’s main campus.

Tuesday, Jan. 17

Keynote Address by Dr. Maxine Mimms: “Fear, Falsehood and Freedom: Where Do We Go From Here?”
10–11:30 a.m. | Building 7

Keynote Reception for Dr. Maxine Mimms
12–1 p.m. | Building 8, Mt. Constance Room

LGBTQIA Safe Zones
1–3 p.m. | Building 2

Wednesday, Jan. 18

Lecture by Luis Ortega: “You Are My Other Me: A Radical Empathy Story”
10–11:30 a.m. | Building 7

Lecture by Dr. Derrick Brooms: “Mothering the Movement: Women of the Black Freedom Movement, 1930–1980”
1:30–3 p.m. | Building 7

Thursday, Jan. 19

Lecture and performance by Anida Yoeu Ali: “Generation Return: The Art and Justice of Anida Yoeu Ali”
10–11:30 a.m. | Building 7

Panel presentation: “Empty Applause: A Conversation on Maintaining Your Faith in Social Justice Activism”
1:30–3 p.m. | Building 7

Friday, Jan. 20

Lecture by Jesse Hagopian: “Black Education Matters: Disrupting Fear and Falsehood and Educating for Freedom”
9–10:30 a.m. | Building 7

Workshop facilitated by Natasha Burrowes: First Friday Leadership Institute
2–4 p.m. | Building 8, Mt. Constance Room