Martin Luther King Program

2015 Events

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

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.

MLK Community Celebration,

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.

Awards Presentation

Awards Presentation: MLK15 The Dream Behind Bars Art for Social Change Competition Students' creative work will be showcased and the winners will be recognized.

Tattooing Scar Tissue: Making Meaning in the Prison Classroom

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.

Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service

Students and community members will participate in National Day of Service. Participants will be recognized at the MLK Community Celebration

Date: 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM | Location: Center for Civic Engagement

MLK Community Celebration

Keynote: From Jail in Jackson to the Distinguished American Award: My Life as an Activist Diane Nash, 1960s Civil Rights leader, will give the keynote address describing her personal involvement in the Movement and her work with Dr. King. This event also includes presentations of the MLK Distinguished Service Awards 

March on Washington Forum

A panel of students, scholars, and community members will discuss the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and the value of activism today

Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture

Dr. Michael E. Dyson, distinguished professor and best-selling author, will speak on connections between Civil Rights history and contemporary social issues. Michael Eric Dyson Simulcast (from Pullman) Washington State University Spokane Wednesday, January 29, 2014 7 pm, SAC 245 Free and Open to the Public For more info about the Spokane simulcast: Yvonne Montoya Zamora, montoyazamora@wsu.edu or 509-358-7554 Michael Eric Dyson Simulcast (from Pullman) Washington State University Vancouver Wednesday, January 29, 2014 7 pm, Dengerink Administration Building, Room 110 Free and Open to the Public For more info about the Vancouver simulcast: Bola Majekobaje, majekoba@vancouver.wsu.edu or 360-546-9568 Michael Eric Dyson Simulcast (from Pullman) Washington State University Tri-Cities Wednesday, January 29, 2014 7 pm, East Building Auditorium Free and Open to the Public For more info about the Tri-Cities simulcast: Lorraine Wilson, Lorraine.Wilson@tricity.wsu.edu or 509-372-7258

Date: 1/29/2014 7 pm, | East Building Auditorium

Free Angela and All Political Prisoners

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

MLK March and Service Trip in Spokane

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/.