MLK / Black History Month


Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Black History Month

January 15 – February 22, 2018


EVENTS (Open to the Community)

Monday, January 15

Ecumenical Prayer Service

12:00 p.m./Mercy Hall, University Chapel

Tuesday, January 16

Charter for Compassion Signing

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m./Banks Student Life Center, Lobby

Thursday, January 18

“ASK YOUR MAMA: 12 MOODS FOR JAZZ - The Langston Hughes Project”

A Multimedia Performance Embodying Langston Hughes at his best, incorporating live jazz, poetry, and imagery.

Tickets Required. $10 General Admission, free with MU ID; Box Office 570-674-6719 or at door.

7:30 p.m./Walsh Hall, Lemmond Theater

Friday, February 9

Poetry Reading – Poems by African American Writers

Sponsored by the English Department

2:30-4:00 p.m./Henry Student Lounge

Tuesday, February 13

Nonviolence Panel Discussion from Differing Religious Perspectives

Sponsored by Northeast PA Ethics Institute, Misericordia University

6:00 p.m./Insalaco Hall, Room 219

Tuesday, February 20

Black Lives Matter - Student Panel

Facilitated by Dan Kimbrough, Assistant Professor of Communications

6:00 p.m./Insalaco Hall, Rooms 218 & 219


FILM AND PRESENTATION SERIES (Open to the Community)

All films – 6:00 p.m./Walsh Hall, Lemmond Theater

Thursday, January 25

“The 13th

Dr. Justin Nordstrom, Associate Professor of History, Penn State Hazleton

Dr. Dana Chalupa, Assistant Professor of Sociology

Tuesday, January 30

“Accidental Courtesy”

Dr. Allan Austin, Professor of History

Tuesday, February 6

“Soundtrack to a Revolution”

Dr. Ryan Watson, Assistant Professor of Film and Visual Media

Thursday, February 22

“Selma”

Dan Kimbrough, Assistant Professor of Communications


MASTER CLASSES (Open to the Misericordia University Community)

Thursday, January 18

Performance & Vernacular Tradition

Dr. Ron McCurdy, Professor of Music in the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California

11:00 a.m./Insalaco Hall, Room 218

Friday, January 19

Race and the Media: From Emmett Till to Black Lives Matter

Dr. Ryan Watson, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts

12:00-1:15 p.m./Bevevino Library, 3rd Floor, McGowan Room

Wednesday, January 24

The Psychology of Racism

Dr. Alicia Nordstrom, Professor of Psychology

5:00-7:00 p.m./Insalaco Hall, Rooms 218 & 219

Wednesday, January 31

Mapping Empathy: Teaching Literature and Race

Dr. Patrick Hamilton, Professor of English

12:00-1:15 p.m./Bevevino Library, 3rd Floor, McGowan Room

Thursday, February 8

Race, Deservedness, and Ethical Practices in Physical Therapy

Dr. Maureen Pascal, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy

5:00-6:30 p.m./Insalaco Hall, Rooms 218 & 219

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