2020 MLK Celebration
38th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
2020 Vision: Looking Back, Pushing Forward
Civil Rights Trip to North Carolina (Greensboro and Charlotte)
The trip is open to all undergraduate and graduate students.
$55 per particpant (includes travel, lodging and museum entrance.)
Applications are now closed.
Sponsored by the Division of Inclusion and Equity
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Dorothy Yancy,
President Emerita of Johnson C. Smith University and Shaw University
6:00pm, Brooks Center for the Performing Arts
Free and open to the Public.
Tunnel of Oppression
12:00pm - 6:00pm, Hendrix Student Center, Ballrooms A & B
Tunnel of Oppression is a simulation, acted out by members of our campus community that depict real-life scenarios of power, privilege and oppression experienced by marginalized populations in our society. Past years scenes highlighted issues such a racism, homophobia, and college rape culture.
Call for 2020 Tunnel of Oppression Scripts and Volunteers
We are accepting scripts or stories that depict themes from, but not limited to the following list:
- Sexual Orientation
- Socio-Economic Status
- National Origin
- First Language
The scripts/stories selected will win a monetary award. All script ideas are due by Monday, December 2nd. To submit a script, please complete this form.
Additionally, volunteers serve in a variety of capacities, including: Set-up crew, actor, Tunnel of Oppression tour guide, dialogue facilitator, and clean-up crew. To volunteer, please sign up here.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Tunnel of Oppression, contact Sarah Dumas at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tia Adelson at email@example.com
Check back for continous updates as the Annual MLK Celebration draws closer. For more information, contact Kendra Stewart-Tillman.