2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrations


On Monday, January 23, 2017, Denison University will honor the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of service, workshops, and performance. Classes are canceled for this observance.

The day will culminate in an evening performance of “Power: From the Mouths of the Oppressed” derived from narratives of our own students by Patrisse Khan-Cullors, organizing founder of #BlackLivesMatter. The performance will be performed and produced by Denison students.

Morning Activities:

9:30 a.m. in Higley 008 and Higley 014:

  • The group will make tie blankets for Hospice patients.

9:30 a.m. in Higley 105 and Higley 117:

  • The group will write thank you notes and bring candy for Denison Security, maintenance, and physical plant employees as part of the “Unsung hero project.”

9:30 a.m. in Higley 223 and Higley 326:

  • The group will make snack bags for local after school children.
  • Licking County SPARK: Students will teach a lesson about MLK and share some activities about respecting each other.
  • Licking County Aging: Students will lead and participate in chair volleyball and some crafts.

Afternoon workshops:

Afternoon workshops are scheduled for Denison’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration.

Evening Performance:

6:30 p.m.in Swasey Chapel:

  • The Gospel Choir and other musical ensembles open for the performance of “POWER: From the Mouths of the Occupied,” directed by Patrisse Khan-Cullors, as part of Denison’s Martin Luther King Day Celebration.

7:00 p.m. in Swasey Chapel:

  • “POWER: From the Mouths of the Occupied” The Laura C. Harris Series welcomes Patrisse Khan-Cullors, presenting a theatrical production titled “POWER: From the Mouths of the Occupied” as part of Denison’s MLK Day Celebration. Produced and directed by Khan-Cullors, the piece will be created by Denison students during the first semester and presented as part of Denison’s MLK Day Celebration.
Posted Date 
Friday, January 13, 2017

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