Washington State University

Martin Luther King Program

2015 MLK Events


MLK15 Film Series, Academic Year 14-15, click here for details.


Thursday, January 15

Free Angela and All Political Prisoners (second screening)

Thursday, January 15th, 5:00pm in Todd 420.

In case you missed the screening of Free Angela and All Political Prisoners, American Studies graduate students will be hosting another screening of the film followed by a discussion led by Dr. Linda Heidenreich.


Monday, January 19

MLK March and Service Trip in Spokane

Monday, January 19th, from 7:30am to 5:00pm

Click link here for more information and to register

Students and community members will participate in National Day of Service. Participants will be recognized at the MLK Community Celebration.  Visit: cce.wsu.edu/ndos/mlk/.


Thursday, January 22

Through the Lens, an American Century: Corbis & Vivian Maier

Reception: Thursday, January 22, 5:30pm - 7:30pm, Featuring Assistant Professor of Photography, Dennis DeHart.

Before attending Angela Davis' lecture, come see this exhibit of phographs documenting America's 20th century.  It includes iconic images of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King.  The Museum of Art is proud to present the Corbis Collection & Vivian Maier Collection, exploring the personal and public uses of photography.  Dennis DeHart, WSU Assistant Professor of Photography, will provide a brief gallery talk as we explore, "What makes a lasting image?"  Corbis images are from the Collection of Tony and Leslie Rojas.

Click here for more info. 

Thursday, January 22

MLK Community Celebration, featuring Angela Y. Davis, CUB Senior Ballroom, 7:00pm Doors Open, 7:30pm Program

Dr. Davis will discuss connections between the legacy of Martin Luther King and current problems with the criminal justice system.

Angela Y. Davis is Distinguished Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies at University of California, Santa Cruz.  She is also an internationally known activist from the 1960s and 1970s.  This event also includes presentations of the MLK Distinguished Service Awards. 

This event will also be live video streamed to the following urban campus locations:

  • WSU Everett - Gray Wolf Hall Room 160
  • WSU Tri-Cities - East Auditorium
  • WSU Spokane - Spokane Academic Center, Room 20 (lower level)
  • WSU Vancouver - Firstenburg Student Commons (FSC)


Thursday, February 26

Awards Presentation: MLK15 The Dream Behind Bars: Art for Social Change Competition

Students' creative work will be showcased and the winners will be recognized.


Friday, March 27

"Tattooing Scar Tissue: Making Meaning in the Prison Classroom."

Dr. Anna Plemons, English Department Colloquium Series, 12:00pm, March 27, 2015, Bundy Reading Room

About the presentation:

This presentation follows the March 26th screening of the international acclaimed film, At Night I Fly.  Dr. Plemons will discuss teaching with and to students who have been sentenced to life without parole at New Folsom Prison.  The presentation will be followed by a roundtable discussion with Jim Carlson, former director of the California Arts in Corrections (AIC) program and Carol Hinds, mother of an incarcerated AIC student. 


Contact the Brelsford WSU Visitor Center for maps, parking info, etc.


Brelsford WSU Visitor Center

150 E Spring Street

Pullman, WA 99164-1912

Front Desk: 509-335-INFO

Fax: 509-335-4821





More information to come!

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