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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Learning
  • Capital University 24th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Learning • Monday, January 19, 2015

    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 24th 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 19, 2015, we will commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. King through service and learning. Our theme, Silent No More: The Empowered Community, not only affirms the importance of giving voice and action to one’s values but, also captures our commitment to act, serve and engage for the good of society and in honor of Dr. King’s dream.

    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. We are excited to announce that Cheryl Brown Henderson will be our keynote speaker. Cheryl Brown Henderson is one of the three daughters of the late Rev. Oliver L. Brown who in the fall of 1950 along with 12 other parents, led by attorneys for the NAACP, filed suit on behalf of their children against the local Board of Education. Their case joined with cases from Delaware, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C., on appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court and on May 17, 1954, became known as the landmark decision; Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.  
    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: Cheryl Brown Henderson 
    10:30 am to noon Campus-Wide Workshops  
    Peaceful strategies will be shared on how to confront 21st century racism, sexism and bigotry in American culture and more.
    11 am to 1 pm The Hank Marr Jazz Luncheon
    Featuring Bobby Floyd, Lloyd Stripling, Michael Cox, and Robert Breithaupt
    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.   

    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 odi@capital.edu.