Please help us to celebrate the vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the Power of One Week, on January 19-24, 2015. The Power of One Week has been a tradition on our campus for many years. It is a week dedicated to increasing awareness of diversity, social justice, and inclusivity. This year MSUB will once again be the host of many events and activities. Attached to this email is a full calendar of events. Below you will find descriptions of a few of the highlights for the week.
Monday, January 19
Bell Ringing Ceremony
9:50am; Peaks to Plains Park with reception to follow in SUB Atrium
Tuesday, January 20
Freedom Writers Movie Screening
6pm; Petro Theatre
Freedom Writers (2007) stars Hilary Swank as Erin Gruwell, a young teacher, who inspires her high school class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school (IMDb.com).
View the trailer for the movie here.
Erin Gruwell Lecture & Book Signing
8pm; Petro Theatre with book signing to follow the lecture
Following the screening of Freedom Writers, join us in welcoming Erin Gruwell, the woman who inspired the movie. During her lecture, she will share her story and hold a question and answer session. Ms. Gruwell will also be signing books in the lobby of Petro Theatre following her speaking engagement. Books will be available to purchase at Jackets & Company.
View her TED Talks “Being a Catalyst for Change” or “The Freedom Writers.”
Wednesday, January 21
Martin Luther King 101 Workshop
2pm; MCD 163
Vanessa German Performance
Discussion of German’s artwork in relation to tradition of African-American literature at 11:40 in EDU 330
Reception for German at Women’s and Gender Studies Center at 12:45pm in LA 201
Exhibition Dates: January 14-February 19
Vanessa German is a Pittsburgh-based sculptor, poet, and community activist. She is the 2010 AAP Mendelson Exhibition Award Winner, was included in the 2012 and 2013 Art Basel Miami Beach fairs and recently had a solo exhibition at Pavel Zoubok Gallery in New York City. German hosts an Art House in her community, creating a safe and creative outlet and haven for her neighborhood’s children. Recently, Vanessa was featured on the Meredith Viera Show for her work with the LoveFrontPorch Project.
SEE ALSO: Northcutt Steele Gallery Exhibition
Thursday, January 22
Tunnel of Oppression
Thursday, January 22 at 7pm in Petro Hall Lobby
Tunnel of Oppression strives to give people a way to experience oppression in a hands-on way. By engaging emotions of the participants, it allows for the accounts expressed in the program to be truly effective.
Saturday, January 24
9:30am; Meet in SUB Atrium to receive your project