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The Claremont Colleges Honor Martin Luther King, Jr., With Events, Service

Published on Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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January 17, 2013

 The Claremont Colleges Honor Martin Luther King, Jr., With Events, Service
Events include keynote speech by Michael Eric Dyson on role of Dr. King, community service days.

CLAREMONT, Calif.—The Office of Black Student Affairs (OBSA) at The Claremont Colleges is proud to announce its slate of events commemorating the work and life of Martin Luther King, Jr. Throughout the months of January and February, OBSA and The Claremont Colleges MLK, Jr., Commemoration Committee will present lectures and events that focus on the impact of the civil rights leader and provide opportunities for community service. The keynote speech, to be presented by renowned social critic and author Michael Eric Dyson and titled “Dr. King in the 21st Century,” will be held at Garrison Theater, Scripps College Performing Arts Center, on Thursday, January 24, at 7 p.m.

A full list of events organized by OBSA and The Claremont Colleges MLK, Jr., Commemoration Committee is below:

THE CLAREMONT COLLEGES 2013 MLK, JR., COMMEMORATION EVENTS

·         Monday, January 21: Screenings of the inauguration of President Barack Obama (campus locations will vary)


Thursday, January 24: Keynote Speaker Michael Eric Dyson on “Dr. King in the 21st Century,” Garrison Theater, Scripps College Performing Arts Center, 7 p.m.

Event hosted by Claremont Graduate University. Speech and forum discussion will be viewable as a live stream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/the-claremont-colleges.

·         Saturday, January 26: 7C MLK, Jr., Day of Service 2013, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sign up available via the online RSVP form.

·         Wednesday, January 30: “Missing in Action? Black Feminism, Intersectionality and Social Justice” A public lecture by Prof. Patricia Hill Collins, Rose Hills Theater, Smith Campus Center, Pomona College, 4:15pm.

·         Wednesday, January 30: “Battle Hymn of a Freedman: African American Soldiers in the Civil War,” presented by C Anthony Bush, Ph.D., CMC ’76, composer, Marion Miner Cook Athenaeum, Claremont McKenna College, 6:45 p.m.

·         Thursday, January 31: 2013 Community Engagement Conference Keynote Speaker Patricia Hill Collins on “Missing In Action? Black Feminism, Intersectionality & Social Justice,” Rose Hills Theatre, Pomona College, 4:15 p.m.

·         Saturday, February 9: MLK, Jr., Community Service Day, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Sign up available via the online RSVP form.

Contact Kimg@cuc.claremont.edu for general MLK, Jr., Commemoration Events information.

Contact Ariel_Carpenter@cuc.claremont.edu for MLK, Jr., Community Service Days information.

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Office of Black Students Affairs

Claremont University Consortium’s Office of Black Student Affairs (OBSA) supports undergraduate and graduate students of African descent at The Claremont Colleges by collaborating with faculty, staff, administrators, students, and alumni to provide culturally significant scholarship, programming, events, and services. Honoring collective and individual diversity, OBSA explores a breadth of Black culture with a wide range of opportunities.

Claremont University Consortium

Claremont University Consortium is a service company that is a national leader in providing academic and business services. CUC provides common services for The Claremont Colleges, the internationally renowned cluster of five undergraduate colleges and two graduate institutions serving more than 6,900 students. The consortium offers the expansive physical facilities and wide selection of courses, faculty, student services, and extracurricular activities of a university, and the personalized education of small private colleges. The Consortium includes Pomona College (established in 1887), Claremont Graduate University (1925), Claremont University Consortium (1925), Scripps College (1926), Claremont McKenna College (1946), Harvey Mudd College (1955), Pitzer College (1963), and the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences (1997).

Media Contact:

Barbara Jefferson, PR Director

Claremont University Consortium

101 S. Mills Avenue

Claremont, CA 91711

Phone: (909)-607-7431

Email: bjefferson@cuc.claremont.edu

 

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