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College Events Honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 19, 2015

Laura Lemire
Communications and Marketing
(603) 641-7242

Beginning on Mon., Jan. 19, Saint Anselm College celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a month-long series of events that promote positive social change. Kicking-off this year's programming, entitled "A Moment (f)or a Movement," is the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. dinner and second annual Social Justice Awards.

"Every year we attempt to provide a lineup that will be interesting to a wide range of people, raise awareness about important issues, promote dialogue and even allow us to have some fun," says Yemi Mahoney, Director of the Multicultural Center. "The annual program is a community effort."

In the true spirit of Dr. King, students, faculty, and departments from across campus collaborated to plan diverse programming including guest performances, a Kingian nonviolence conflict reconciliation workshop, a service experience, film and panel discussions and a Nigerian cooking lesson.

Mahoney says the college's program has grown to offer more innovative and creative events.

At a service event on Thurs., Jan. 29, college volunteers will facilitate an, "I have a Dream" activity with 10-15 children from Girls' Inc., an organization in Manchester. The event will focus on youth's role in the civil rights movement and their social/political involvement in local, national and international communities. It's sponsored by the Meelia Center for Community Engagement and the Multicultural Center.

This year's Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation workshop will introduce participants to methods for nonviolent social change, providing a framework for improving community relations while addressing injustice and inequality. Community members may learn more or register online at

The second annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Social Justice awards will be presented to Saint Anselm College community members who exhibit outstanding leadership, compassion, and courage working towards eliminating discrimination, oppression and injustice.

Events Include

  • Mon., Jan. 19, 5pm - Martin Luther King, Jr. dinner and Social Justice Awards (North Lounge, Cushing Center)
  • Mon., Jan. 26, 5pm - Theorizing on the Role of Violence Through An Existential Lens (NHIOP 4007)
  • Thurs., Jan. 29, 3:30pm - MLK Service Event - Girls Inc.
  • Fri., Jan. 30, 7:30pm - Daniel Bernard Roumain Redemption Songs and Sonatas (Dana Center Auditorium)
  • Sat., Jan. 31, 9am-4pm - Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation Workshop (NHIOP West Wing)
  • Fri., Feb. 6, 9pm - Slam Poetry with Jinahie (Cushing Center lobby)

For a complete list of events, visit »

Martin Luther King, Jr., Program sponsored by:
MLK Planning Committee, Residential Life & Education, Campus Ministry, Core Council for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Questioning Students & Allies, Dana Center for the Humanities, English Department, Geisel Library, History Department, Lucubrations, Meelia Center, Multicultural Center, Multicultural Student Coalition, New Hampshire Institute of Politics, Office of the President, Psychology Department, Student Activities & Leadership

Story writting by Dominique Del Prete '15

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