MLK Week Calendar
2nd Annual Oratorical Contest
Monday, January 14, 7pm, Oglesby Union, State Ballroom
FSU students are invited to create and recite a speech presented to the audience and judges. Participants are invited to view the evening of performances. This event is sponsored by the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. FSU students wanting to participate should contact email@example.com for more information. Event is free and open to the public and all FSU students.
Reflection of a Legacy
Special Collections Gallery, open all week
Strozier Library Reception, Tuesday, January 15, 4pm
View a pictorial history of the civil rights movement and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr throughout the history of Florida State University, and see how that legacy lives on in our campus community. The MLK Committee have scoured the archives to put together a collection of pictures, and articles. Gallery is free and open to the public and all FSU students.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Scholars
Wednesday, January 16, 8am-12:30Pm
Ten students from the six Leon County High Schools will be welcomed to campus for interactive workshops, participation in the NAACP’s annual march, attendance to the Commemorative Celebration, and mentoring opportunities. This event in sponsored by the Center for Leadership & Social Change, Florida State University Police Department, and the Florida State Chapter of the NAACP.
NAACP Freedom March
Wednesday, January 16, 12:30pm, Begins at Integration Statues
Community march organized by the Florida State University NAACP Chapter to symbolize solidarity and reflect on the marches of the civil rights movement. Students from Leon County High Schools will also participate. March will begin at the Integration Statues end at the Oglesby Union University Ballrooms for the Commemorative Celebration. Participation in the March is free and open to the public and all FSU students.
Commemorative Celebration featuring Nikki Giovanni
Wednesday, January 16, 2pm, Oglesby Union Ballrooms
The highlight of MLK Week, the 25th annual Commemorative Celebration will feature student performances, announcement of the MLK Book Stipend scholarships and MLK Distinguished Service Award, and a keynote address by the legendary Nikki Giovanni. Nikki Giovanni is a world-renowned poet, writer, activist and educator who prides herself on being, "a Black American, a daughter, a mother, a professor of English" and a strong proponent of civil rights and equality. The Commemorative Celebration is sponsored by the Golden Tribe Lecture Series and Student Government Association. This event is free and open to the public, and FSU students will have priority.
Wednesday, January 16, 7pm
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Dinner Dialogue will provide students, faculty, and staff an opportunity to interact with our keynote speaker, Nikki Giovanni, in an informal atmosphere. Dinner is provided for guests. Dinner Dialogue is sponsored by the Center for Leadership & Social Change and the Seminole Torchbearers. Registration and RSVP required, space limited, information available at www.thecenter.fsu.edu.
Night of the Arts
Thursday, January 17, 8pm, Olgesby Union, State Ballroom
Singers, dancers, artists and other student performers come together in an evening to embrace the dream and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Students showcase their talents and how they live King’s dream and be the legacy, in performance and visual artistic interpretations of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This event is sponsored by the MLK Committee, Pride Student Union, and Black Graduate Student Association. For students interested in performing or showcasing artwork, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Night of the Arts is free and open to the public and all FSU students.
BSU Black Film Festival
Saturday, January 19, 4pm, Student Life Cinema
Florida State University’s Black Student Union presents the inaugural 2013 Black Film Festival, celebrating African-America cinema and the African cultural diaspora. The festival highlights films from emerging independent filmmakers that reinforce positive images and dispel negative stereotypes of black culture, with an aim to lead to a better understanding and communication between people of diverse cultures, races, and lifestyles. Three award winning films from the FSU School of Film will be previewed, along with discussion led by Dr. Ikard, and the film directors: Michael Belvins, Akil Dupond, and Claudia Johnson. Snacks will be served.
This event is sponsored by the Black Student Union and Student Life Cinema. The Black Film Festival is free and open to the public and all FSU students.
Day of Service
Monday, January 21, 8:45am-2pm check in or register at the Integration Statue.
The annual Martin Luther King, Jr Day of Service signifies the service that Dr. King advocated on behalf, and a way for the Florida State University community to live the dream and be the legacy. FSU students, faculty and staff will enter the local Tallahassee community to engage in a variety of service opportunities and locations, including Jumpstart, The Shelter, and the Big Bend Homeless Coalition. Pre-registration is required for students.