​​​​​​6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Awareness Week

​​​​​​ Celebrating Diversity: Keeping our Past, Present

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Ventria K. Patton

Ventria K. Patton

Black Purdue (55 mins) - Screening & Panel Discussion

Moderated by Ventria K. Patton, Professor and Head, School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Brown Bag Lunch Event

Pfendler Hall - Room 241: 12:00-1:30 PM 

DATA BROCHURE Gibson-2016.pdf Black Purdue Flyer

Drawing on copious sources, including books on Purdue, newspaper archives, yearbooks, and nearly 25 hours of personal interviews with black alumni, the movie Black Purdue begins at a time when black students were denied campus food and housing, were barred from campus social life, and banned from college sports. It records the subsequent decades of struggle, the on-campus protests in the 1960s, and the steady progress over the years that accorded black students equal rights.

Snacks and water provided. For more information on the Black Purdue documentary, visit: purdue.edu/blackpurdue.​

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Kai M. Green

Kai M. Green

Looking at the Civil Rights Movement vs. Black Lives Matter Movement

Kai M. Green, Assistant Professor of Queer Theory at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Open to all

Pfendler Hall - Room 241: 12:00-1:30PM

DATA BROCHURE Sawyer-2016.pdfLooking at the Civil Rights Movement vs. Black Lives Matter Movement Flyer

Kai M. Green is a writer, scholar, poet, lmmaker, abolitionist, feminist. He examines questions of gendered and racialized violence in his art and scholarship. His film, It Gets Messy in Here, examines lives of transgender men and masculine-identied women of color and their bathroom experiences. Kai earned a PhD in the department of American Studies and Ethnicity at USC and is member of the Community Coalition to End Sheriff on Inmate Violence in LA County Jails where he also serves on the editorial board of the organizations' quarterly publication, “Dignity and Power Now.” He is also a member of the community advisory board for In the Meantime Men’s Group, an organization focused on the health and wellness of Black gay men.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

David G. Lewis

David G. Lewis

Emotional Intelligence Workshops

David G. Lewis, Lewis Consulting Group, Inc.
RSV​P HERE​ (Open to all, RSVP required)

NLSN 1215: 9:30 – 10:30AM
NLSN 1215: 11:00 – 12:00PM
MTHW 304: 1:30 – 2:30PM
MTHW 304: 3:00 – 4:00PM​

DATA BROCHURE Fosberg-2016.pdfEmotional Intelligence Workshops Flyer

David G. Lewis uses his personal experience to teach people how to make sense in a senseless world. He has spoken to numerous association, corporate, and not-for-profit audiences.

RSVP via Qualtrics Survey at purdue.ag/mlkworkshop by Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

Friday, January 20, 2017

James Dekle

James Dekle

Songs of Freedom - Negro Spirituals and Their Meaning

James Dekle, Black Cultural Center Music Director
Open to all

Pfendler Hall - Room 241: 12:00-1:30PM

DATA BROCHURE VOD-2016.pdfSongs of Freedom Flyer

As a choral conductor, Dekle has prepared superior programs with multiple schools. He brings sixteen years of experience as a musician/director for several church choirs throughout Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina. Dekle is a proud member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America, the American Choral Directors Association, National Association for Music Education, and the Georgia Music Industry Association.​

Snacks and water provided.​

Donate books (K-12) and lets fight against illiteracy in our community​​

Comment at: #TakeActionMLK2017

Bring your lunch and participate in a week of celebration.

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College of Agriculture - College of Health & Human Sciences - College of Liberal Arts - College of Science

​​​"These events n​ot only celebrate the great contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but demonstrate our college's commitment to

 b​uilding an inclusive environment."

        ​​​​​- Dr. Pamala Morris, Assistant Dean & Director, Office of Multicultural Programs, COA ​​​​​


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