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  • 2018 MLK Day of Learning


    Save the date for MLK Day of Learning at Capital University on Monday, January 20, 2020


    Achea Redd is a mental health advocate, speaker and author of Be Free. Be You. 

    Achea ReddIn early 2016, Achea Redd was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. After hiding her condition out of fear and shame, Achea quickly realized it was only getting worse, affecting her physically to the point of a nervous breakdown. It wasn’t until she acknowledged the situation with her loved ones, seeking out treatment from her therapist and doctor,that things started to get better.

    As a form of self-expression and healing, Achea Redd created her own blog, sharing her feelings about mental health and authenticity. The flow of support she received from the community compelled her to create a space to empower and equip women with the necessary tools to use their voices and become their best, most authentic selves.

    Achea uses her life experience and mental health disorder to help women find their voice and let it out. Those goals are central to her new book Be Free. Be You. She is the official sponsor of Nationwide Children’s Hospital On Our Sleeves Movement.

    Get directions, parking information, and a campus map
    ALL “S” and “F” lots will be open for parking without a permit on this special day.
    *S7 will be reserved for handicapped parking on Monday, January 20, 2020, before 8:45 a.m.
  • Schedule of Events - January 20, 2020

    8:00 AM Community Gathering and Procession to Convocation
    8:50 AM Procession to Mees Hall, Departing from Harry C. Moores Student Union
    9:00 AM Convocation and Speaker, Achea Redd (Mees Hall, Conservatory of Music)
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Morning Campus Workshops 
    Various locations on Campus

    Kids Korner (at Schneider North.)
    Kids Korner is a time for you and your children to participate in activities and crafts celebrating Dr. King’s dream. Your children will participate in activities and crafts sponsored by members of various Student Organizations at Capital. Light snacks will be provided. All kids must be accompanied by an adult.
    11:30 AM - 1:30 PM The Hank Marr Jazz Luncheon
    Main Dining Room, Student Union
    1 - 5 PM The Schumacher Gallery
    Blackmore Library, Fourth Floor
    Exhibit – Solo show of Michael Bush
    Exhibit – "Lake Erie: Life on the Edge"
    1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Book Signing with Achea Redd
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Afternoon Campus Workshops 
    Various locations on Campus
    4:00 PM - 6: 00 PM Dear Miss Conrad: Capital University in WWII
    Drexel Theatre, 2254 East Main Street
    www.DearMissConrad.com

    Workshop Topics

    • Q&A with Achea Redd
    • Idea to Action: How to Turn and Idea Into Policy
       – Food Pantry Simulation: Exploring Food Insecurity as a Social Justice Issue
    • Intentional Community and the Church
    • Singing Truth to Power: Music's Role in the Civil Rights Movement
    • A Vision for Action in Juvenile Courts: Alternative Responses to Delinquency
    • 50 Shades of Brown: A Discussion on Colorism
      – Talk TODAY: Why (and how) white parents must talk to their children about race and racism
    • Healing the Scourge of Opioids in Ohio: Remedies for Action with Compassion
      – US Immigration 2020: Current Issues, Activism and Allyship
    • Centering Racial Justice in the Labor Movement: SEIU Local 1 as a Case Study
    • many more...

    Full schedule with descriptions and locations here


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