|"King Day For Kids" Is Full, But Other Sessions Welcome Public Participation
January 10, 2012
Although the "King Day for Kids" session has already signed up the maximum allowable number of participants, other Martin Luther King Day sessions at Davidson College are still open to public participation. The list of events is below. For more information on any of these activities, call 704-894-2225.
Monday January 16, 2012
"King Day for Kids"
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Alvarez College Union Atrium
King Day for Kids is not accepting any more participants. Please do not plan to attend if your registration has not been previously confirmed.
"Dr. Martin Luther King Day Lecture"
11:30 a.m. in the Alvarez College Union Smith 900 Room
| Derald Wing Sue
Derald Wing Sue, professor of psychology and education at Columbia University's Teachers College and School of Social Work, will speak about "Manifestations and Impact of Microaggressions."
Derald Wing Sue is a pioneer in the fields of multicultural psychology, multicultural education, multicultural counseling, and psychology of racism and antiracism. He has written more than 150 publications, addressed President Clinton's Race Advisory Board on National Dialogue on Race, and participated in a Congressional briefing on the psychology of racism and myth of the color-blind society.
"Romare Bearden on Art and Activism"
1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. in the Alvarez College Union Room 302
Davidson College Professor of Anthropology Nancy Fairley will examine ideas about artistic expression by this Charlotte native and influential 20th century artist. Bearden was asked to contribute to the Civil Rights Movement by creating protest art, but Bearden refused. Instead, Bearden established "Spiral," an artist collective which explored the relationship between art and political activism.
"Asian American College Students: Interrogating the Model Minority Myth"
1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. in the Alvarez College Union Room 313
Tae-Sun Kim, Davidson's director of multicultural affairs, will demystify common myths about Asian American college students. She will discuss stereotypes about Asian American academic exceptionalism, and raise awareness about under-reported, serious struggles that Asian American communities face.
"Always Part of the Fabric"
3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Alvarez College Union Smith 900 Room
College Archivist Jan Blodgett will examine the history of African-American contributions to Davidson College. Based on documents from the college archives, she will trace the roles and the ways African-Americans helped shape the college from the construction of the first campus building through integration and into the 21st century.
"Beloved Community-Building & Environmental Justice"
3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Alvarez College Union Room 313
Current Davidson student James Tolleson ‘13 and recent graduate Allison Dulin '10, an employee of the college sustainability office, will discuss King's legacy in today's environmental justice movement. After the passage of the Civil Rights Act, King believed the civil rights movement needed to move beyond protest tactics. He called for a revolution of values to address "the giant triplets of racism, militarism, and materialism." Those triplets still plague us, but the growing movement to become better stewards of the Earth can serve as a model for achieving King's dreams.
Tuesday, January 17
"Poetic Reflections of Social Justice"
8 p.m. in Lilly Family Gallery of Chambers Building
Davidson's King Day observance concludes with a performance by the student spoken word club, "Free Word." These performers will bring to life the historic voices of social justice through poetic expression.
Davidson is a highly selective independent liberal arts college for 1,900 students located 20 minutes north of Charlotte in Davidson, N.C. Since its establishment in 1837 by Presbyterians, the college has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars and is consistently regarded as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Through The Davidson Trust, the college became the first liberal arts institution in the nation to replace loans with grants in all financial aid packages, giving all students the opportunity to graduate debt-free. Davidson competes in NCAA athletics at the Division I level, and a longstanding Honor Code is central to student life at the college.