MLK / Black History Month


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

January 21 – February 27, 2019

Our goal is to create a beloved community and this will require a qualitative change in our souls as well as a quantitative change in our lives. - Martin Luther King, Jr.


EVENTS (Open to the Community unless otherwise noted.)


Monday, January 21

Ecumenical Prayer Service

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


Film: King in the Wilderness (dir. Peter Kunhardt, 2018)

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

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

A portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr. during the last years of his life, from his part in the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to his assassination in 1968.


Wednesday, January 23

Panel Discussion: Immigration in Central America

5:00 p.m./Insalaco Hall, Room 219

The topic will be on immigration issues for the United States in the context of building and nurturing MLK's "Beloved Community."

Sponsored by Northeast PA Ethics Institute, Misericordia University


Thursday, January 24

Presentation: Human Trafficking – A Survivor’s Story

12:30 p.m./Insalaco Hall, Rooms 218 & 219

Evelyn Chumbow, a powerful and dynamic activist against modern day slavery, and a survivor of human trafficking herself, will share her experience.


Wednesday, January 30

Program: Faculty Supporting Faculty-Diverse Students

12:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m./Insalaco Hall, Room 219

For MU Faculty. Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Professional Development


Friday, February 15

Presentation: Is Everyone Racist? Understanding Subtle Prejudice in the U.S. Today

12:00 p.m./Walsh Hall, Lemmond Theater

Dr. Wind Goodfriend, social psychology professor, will discuss various forms of racism and how psychology attempts to measure racism in increasingly implicit ways.


Wednesday, February 20

Film: I Am Not Your Negro (dir. Raoul Peck, 2016)

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

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

Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished about the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.


Wednesday, February 27

Master Class: Jazz, Blues, and Books: Music and Literature of the Harlem Renaissance

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m./Insalaco Hall, Rooms 218 & 219

Presenters: Dr. Ryan Weber and Dr. Rich Hancuff



For more information, contact the Mission Integration Office at 570-674-1877

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