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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Learning
  • Capital University 23rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Learning • Monday, January 20, 2014

    Every January, the Capital University community celebrates the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Learning. This year marks the 23rd year of our commitment. Although the events are coordinated by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the event belongs to the entire campus. Students, staff and faculty are instrumental to the success of the day’s events. On this day, we open our campus to the wider community of Central Ohio. Citizens of Central Ohio delight in an opportunity to be challenged by the keynote speaker, engage in meaningful dialogue with students, staff and faculty during the workshops, and enjoy the hospitality of our campus. 
    On Monday, January 20, 2014, we will commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. King through service and learning. Our theme, Building Bridges Through Peaceful Action, captures our commitment to act, serve and engage for the good of society and in honor of Dr. King’s dream. View and/or download the full program, including a schedule of events, times and locations (PDF/450KB).

    The day will commence at 8 am with a Community Gathering in Harry C. Moores Student Union, and the Day of Learning convocation program will follow in Mees Hall. Professor Sharon Davies, director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University, has been selected to give the Gay S. Steele Keynote Address. 
    Following convocation all are welcome to participate in a series of workshops to discuss a wide range of topics that speak to the relevance of Dr. King’s work in the 21st century.
    Schedule of Events for The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Learning
    Schedule of Events
    8 am Community Gathering
    Schneider Lounge, Harry C. Moores Student Union
    9 am Convocation
    Keynote Speaker: Professor Sharon Davies 
    10:30 am to noon Campus-Wide Workshops  
    Domestic Violence: What you should know; Sharing Stories: Oral history; Posters for Peace; The bridge from 1964-2014: Peaceful strategies for confronting 21st century racism, sexism and bigotry in American culture and more.
    11 am to 1 pm The Hank Marr Jazz Luncheon
    Featuring Bobby Floyd, Gene Walker, Rob Parton and Reggie Jackson
    Cost: $14/adults; $8 children 10 and under
    11 am to 5 pm Ongoing and Afternoon Events
    Works from the Schumacher Gallery • Canned Food Drive Service Project • Blackmore Library Exhibit • Admission Office Visits and Tours/film and panel


    All events are open to the public, and participants are asked to bring at least one canned food item to be donated to area food banks. All events, with the exception of the Hank Marr Jazz Luncheon, are free of charge. Tickets for the luncheon may be purchased one hour prior to and immediately following the Convocation. Capital students may use their meal option plan for the luncheon. For more information, please call 614-236-6181 or email mao@capital.edu.