Community Wide MLK Dinner and Celebration
Friday, January 13
6:30:00 PM – 8:00:00 PM
Description: The UM Division of Diversity and Community Engagement invites you to a community-wide dinner commemorating the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. With a keynote by civil rights activist, author, and sociologist Dr. Joyce Ladner, we will be reflecting on this year theme “Building on the legacy: It starts with me.” RSVP is required to attend the event so please register at https://tinyurl.com/UMMLK23
Division of Diversity and Community Engagement
History as Present: An Invitation to Share Our Stories
Tuesday, January 17
5:00:00 PM – 7:00:00 PM
First Regional Library (401 Bramlett Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655)
In contribution towards building a beloved community as envisioned by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., members of the Arc Bender’s Community Group and the Lafayette Community Remembrance Project invite you to join a community conversation about History As Present: An Invitation to Share Our Stories. Clips from the documentary Sites of Resistance, Sites of Healing will be used to prompt conversation and dialogue.
Arc Bender’s Community Group and the Lafayette Community Remembrance Project, and Center for Community Engagement
“Seeing the Unseen” – Michael Fagans
Wednesday, January 25
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Tupelo Room, Barnard Observatory
Too often we walk past things without seeing them for what they are or what they could be. Expanding how we think about images allows us to see the world in a different and broader way. This SouthTalk is an expansion of Fagans’s University of Mississippi TEDx talk, allowing for interaction and conversation with attendees.
Michael Fagans is a photojournalist, author, and documentary filmmaker and an assistant professor at the School of Journalism and New Media. Fagans enjoys telling people’s stories, and his journey has taken him to the Navajo Nation, Malawi, India, Austria, Afghanistan, Scotland, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Belize, Guatemala, and now Mississippi.
Center for the Study of Southern Culture
Tuesday, January 31
5:30:00 – 7:30:00 PM
The Lyceum is Open! A evening of conversation with UM Administration. Meet, network, discuss ideas, issues, or concerns with your UM Administrators. There will be games, food, and giveaways. Open to undergraduate and graduate students. Register at – https://www.givepulse.com/event/339613-Open-Doors-2023