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January 2023

Community Wide MLK Dinner and Celebration

Friday, January 13

6:30:00 PM – 8:00:00 PM

Johnson Commons

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

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

photo of Lyceum building on the university of Mississippi campus

Open doors event to meet university administrators

Open Doors

Tuesday, January 31

5:30:00 – 7:30:00 PM

The Lyceum

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 –