Cornell to hold Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Week
The beginning of the second semester will kick off with a Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Week.
Monday, Jan. 15:
Day of Service: Join Intercultural Life (ICL) and Civic Engagement in making items to donate to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. The event will be on the Orange Carpet in the Thomas Commons from 9 a.m.—5 p.m. It’s free and open to the public.
MLK Vigil: Join the Spiritual Life Office for a brief candle-lighting program and recollection about people, past and present, who embodied the ideals of the Rev. Dr. King. The event aims to inspire participants to become their better selves. The vigil begins in Thomas Commons at 5 p.m. and culminates in Allee Chapel. It’s free and open to the public.
Tuesday, Jan. 16:
Marathon Reading: ICL will hold a marathon reading of Dr. King’s address to Cornell College during his visit in 1962. This will take place on the Orange Carpet in the Thomas Commons from 11 a.m.—1 p.m. It’s free and open to the public.
Wednesday, Jan. 17:
ICL Movie Viewing: Anyone is welcome to watch a movie about the 1967 Detroit Riots, which will be held in the Thomas Common’s Hall-Perrine room from 6—9 p.m. A reflection and discussion will follow the movie. It’s free and open to the public.
Thursday, Jan. 18:
ICL Radio Tribute: A tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will take place on KRNL.FM 89.3 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Hilltop Chronicle: Join the Social Justice Initiative in their version of Ted Talks as two members of the Cornell College and surrounding community discuss what social justice means to them. This will takes place in Zamora’s Lounge from 6:30—7:30 p.m. It’s free and open to the public.
Friday, Jan. 19:
Refugee Simulation Event: The Social Justice Initiative is hosting a Refugee Simulation as part of MLK Week. From 9 a.m. to noon, participants will go through a 10-module simulation of a family experiencing war-like conditions, making the decision to leave their home country for an industrialized country nearby, and trying to tackle the challenges of living in that country. Afterward, there will be a one-hour debrief over lunch. This is a Cornell-only event and will be held in the Richard and Norma Small Multi-Sport Center.