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2012 Community MLK Celebration Calendar

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Date Time Event
Sunday, January 15 5:00 p.m. 27th Annual Martin Luther King Community Celebration
Monday, January 16 All Day MLK Day of Service
Monday, January 16 11:00 a.m. Speaker: Douglas A. Blackmon
Monday, January 16 (assigned to participants) Shadow a Health Professional Day
Monday, January 16 12:30-1:30 p.m. Health System Panel Discussion
Monday, January 16 4:00-6:00 p.m. Speakers: Judy Martin-Holland and M. Norman Oliver
Monday, January 16 4:00 p.m. Speaker: Marsha Coleman-Adebayo
Monday, January 16 5:30-8:30 p.m. Principles of Nonviolence Gathering
Tuesday, January 17 8:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Teaching Resource Center January Workshop
Wednesday, January 18 Ongoing "I Have a Dream" Free Speech Wall
Friday January 20-February 29 Ongoing Special Collections Exhibit: "Working Without Wages: Enslaved Laborers at the University of Virginia, 1819-1865"
Friday, January 20 8:00 p.m. Play: A Song for Coretta

Saturday, January 21


  *Due to inclement weather, the Speech Contest for Local High School Students has been rescheduled to the evening of Tuesday, January 24
Saturday, January 21 7:30 p.m. Concert: Larnell Starkey & the Spiritual Seven
Sunday, January 22 6:00-7:30 p.m. Film Screening and Round-table Discussion: "Stand Up"
Monday, January 23 1:00 p.m. JMRL/NAACP Library Internship Announcement
Monday, January 23 2:00-4:00 p.m. Panel Discussion: "Re-Imagining the Public Realm: The Design of the National Museum of African American History and Culture"
Monday, January 23 5:30 p.m. Lecture: Phillip Freelon, Principal Designer of National Museum of African American History & Culture
Monday, January 23 6:00 p.m. Speaker: Sarita Brown, President of Excelencia in Education
Monday, January 23 6:00-7:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: "Trailblazers for Equal Rights: Virginia Educators Who Made a Difference"
Tuesday, January 24 1:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: "The Future of Diversity: A Conversation on Education, Business, and Difference"
Tuesday, January 24 3:30-5:50 p.m. College Dream Sessions
Tuesday, January 24 4:00 p.m. "I Have a Dream" Free Speech Wall Reception
Tuesday, January 24

6:00 p.m.

Keynote Event featuring Harry Belafonte and Julian Bond
Tuesday, January 24 5:15 p.m. Speech Contest for Local High School Students
Wednesday, January 25 12:00 p.m. Panel Discussion & Luncheon: "The Enduring Legacy of Henry Martin: African American Life in Charlottesville & the U.Va. Community"
Wednesday, January 25 3:30-5:50 p.m. College Dream Sessions
Wednesday, January 25 5:30 p.m. Rotunda Event to Honor Henry Martin
Wednesday, January 25 6:00-8:00 p.m. Speaker: L'Heureux Lewis
Thursday, January 26 6:00-7:00 p.m. Speaker: Claudia L. Gordon, Esq.
Thursday, January 26 6:00-7:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: "What We Can Learn about the Law from the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr."
Thursday, January 26 7:00 p.m. Film Screening: Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin
Friday, January 27 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Conference: "Africa: Open for Business"
Friday, January 27 TBA Essay Contest for Buford Middle School Students
Friday, January 27 7:00 p.m. Concert: Black Voices 40th Anniversary
Sunday, January 29 2:00 p.m. Interfaith Worship Service
Sunday, January 29 4:00 p.m. Film Screening: Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness
Tuesday, January 31 5:30-7:30 p.m. Speakers: Michael Cody and Julian Bond