Spring 2014 Calendar of Activities
Sponsored by I.A. and Other University Divisions
16 Friday Presentation and Discussion with INTO students on the Civil Rights Era and MLK, Jr.
Conducted by Maurice Cooley, Assoc. V.P. Intercultural Affairs. INTO Center, 5 p.m.
20 Monday MLK, Jr, March and Memorial Service, sponsored by NAACP. Students are strongly
encouraged to participate. Departure from Young Chapel A.M.E., Artisan Ave. 5 p.m.
Memorial Service at First Baptist Church, 801 6th Ave., following the “March”.
29 Wed. The Brainstorm: Student Conversations on Ethnicity, Culture, Race, Sexuality, Gender,
& Everything Else. A Brainstorm to generate topics for future “Campus
Conversations.” 7 p.m., Memorial Student Center, 2E28. Facilitated by Dr. Laura Diener and
4 Tuesday “Amicus Curiae Lecture Series” topic: Abraham Lincoln and C0nstitutional Optimism.
7 p.m. lecture by Prof. Brian Anderson, Anderson University @ MU Foundation Hall
Sponsored by the Center for Constitutional Democracy.
9 Sunday Annual Soul Food Feast. Enjoy time with friends and community in an atmosphere of
fellowship, while enjoying traditional African American dishes. Memorial Student Center.
2 p.m., John Marshall Dining Room. $15 Adults/$7 Students.
12 Wed National Endowment for the Humanities Film Series I: “The Loving Story”, a 1958 Supreme
Court case, Loving v Virginia, interracial marriage. 6 p.m., Drinko Library Auditorium.
14 Friday Valentine’s Day Candy Grams by Black United Student Social Club. All Day!! Visit the
Center for African American Students for information or membership.
19 Wed National Endowment for the Humanities Film Series II: “Freedom Riders”, a documentary
offering an inside look at the brave band of activists that challenged segregation in the
Deep South. 6 p.m., Drinko Library Auditorium.
26 Wed National Endowment for the Humanities Film Series Discussion and Reception. Film clips of
“The Loving Story “and “Freedom Riders”, followed by an insightful discussion
facilitated by Maurice Cooley, Assoc., V.P., Intercultural Affairs. Refreshments. Free.
11 Tue “Amicus Curiae Lecture Series” topic: Breaking the Cycle of Mass Incarceration and Racial
Injustice in the U.S. by Senior Fellow and Prof. David Rudovsky, University of Pa. Law
School, 7 p.m., Foundation Hall. Sponsored by the Cnt. For Constitutional Democracy.
25 Tue Celebration of National Women of Color Day Noon Luncheon and Keynote by Mitzi Sinnott,
writer, director, and playwright. Everyone is welcome! Free. Memorial Student Center, Don
March 17-22, SPRING BREAK…DRIVE SAFELY
1 Tue “Amicus Curiae Lecture Series” topic: Creationism on Trial: Kitzmiller v Dover Area
School District, the 21st Century Monkey Trial by Eric Rothschild, Lawyer, Pepper
Hamilton Law Firm, Philadelphia, Pa. 7 p.m. MU Foundation Hall.
Sponsored by the MU Center for Constitutional Democracy.
1 Thur Donning of Kente. Annual Celebration of Achievement for African and African American
graduates, based upon a pre-16th Century tradition of the Kente Cloth. All students, faculty,
staff and community are welcome to attend. 5 p.m. Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center.
2 Friday Black United Student Social Club, End of the Year Barbeque. Buskirk Field. All Afternoon.