The Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Programs was established in January of 1997 at Belmont University as a celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Events are held each January as part of the observance of Dr. King's birthday.
All of these events are open to the Belmont community and the general public. We hope you will participate.
MONDAY • JAN 21
Candlelight Vigil, 8:30 p.m. (following women’s basketball) • Beaman Student Center Lobby
In commemoration of the movement and Dr. King, join Belmont students, staff and faculty as we walk to stations across the university while in the process contemplating different facets of the movement and the man who became a central organizing symbol for it.
*Christian Faith Development Convocation
WEDNESDAY • JAN 23
University Chapel Service featuring Dr. Corey D.B. Walker of Brown University
"Biblical Racial Reconciliation" 10 a.m. • Neely Hall
Dr. Corey D.B. Walker, associate professor and chair of Africana Studies at Brown University, is widely recognized as a promising and accomplished scholar and lecturer. He specializes in the history of African American political thought and culture, AfricanAmerican religious thought, and religion and American public life.
*Christian Faith Development Convocation sponsored by the Office of Spiritual Development
The Belmont Black Students’ Association leads this event, which promises to be an interactive, enlightening and fortifying experience for the Belmont community.
*Christian Faith Development Convocation
THURSDAY • JAN 24
Campus Dialogue on Diversity, Race and Ethnicity • 3:30 p.m. • Beaman A&B
Students, faculty, and staff will assemble for an open and frank discussion of how different people at Belmont experience race and ethnicity on campus. This event will be conducted in a spirit of reconciliation rather than judgment or condemnation and is designed to strengthen our campus community.
*Personal and Professional Growth Convocation
FRIDAY • JAN 25
Keynote Address by Dr. Glenn Loury of Brown University
“Obama is no King: Reflections on the Black Prophetic Tradition” • 10 a.m. • MPAC
Dr. Glenn Loury, the Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences at Brown University and keynote speaker for this year’s commemorations, is a nationally recognized scholar of economics, and also a very prominent social critic and public intellectual.In addition to his academic work on welfare economics, game theory, and income distribution, he has published countless essays on racial inequality and social policy in a variety of national and international venues. He’s widely recognized as a compelling speaker and a unique and unconventional thinker.
*Academic Lecture Convocation with additional sponsorship provided by theCollege of Arts and Sciences and the Office of Spiritual Development
Academic Lecture featuring Dr. C. Andre Christie-Mizell of Vanderbilt University
MONDAY • JAN 28
“Maternal Depression and the Use of Corporal Punishment: Does Race Matter?” • 10 a.m. • Beaman A&B
Dr. Christie-Mizell, associate professor of sociology at Vanderbilt University, is a top scholar in his field, having published hiswork widely in a number of leading scholarly venues. His work focuses on racial formation and the complexities of family dynamics. He will present some of his most recent work.
*Academic Lecture Convocation sponsored by the Department of Sociology
MLK Annual Civil Rights Bus Trip - Atlanta, GA
Depart 5 AM from Curb Event Center Loading Dock Area
Return %7e8 PM to same location
Cost: $15 for currently enrolled Belmont Students & $25 for all others
This year's trip will include Underground Atlanta (the historic sites related to the Underground Railroad); the Apex Museum; and the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site (includes Ebenezer Baptist Church and King's boyhood home and other sites).
We will stop once enroute to Atlanta for a short break. The Underground Atlanta tour will take place on our arrival followed by free time to eat lunch in the food court. Next we will journey to the Apex Museum and tour. Our final Atlanta stop will be the National Historic Site and it is self-guided through a number of venues. We will stop on the way back to Nashville for supper. In addtion to your trip fee you must pay for all food and incidentals.
Click Here to register and Pay for your trip.
Click Here for the Health Form which is requred for all trips of this nature. This form may be faxed to 615-460-5417; scanned and e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org; or brought to McWhorter Hall Room 420. This form must be received no later than Tuesday, February 19th.
Click Here for the Liability Form which is also required for all trips of this nautre. This form may also be faxed to 615-460-5417; scanned and e-mailed to email@example.com; or brought to McWhorter Hall Room 420. This form must be received no later than Tuesday, February 19th.