IU South Bend marks MLK Day with week of activities
Please join in the week’s events:
*Registration for events is below.
Monday, January 18, 2021, all day: IU’s Where Do We Go from Here: Social Justice Conference
IU is hosting two distinguished keynote session speakers, Professor Angela Davis and Ms. Alicia Garza, during a daylong conference to honor Dr. King’s legacy. To learn more about the virtual event and to register visit: https://mlkcelebration.indiana.edu/social-justice-conference/index.html
Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 12-1 p.m.: Strengths and Challenges of Indigenous peoples of the Americas
Dr. Andrea Tamburro (Shawnee) is director of the BSW program in social work at Indiana University South Bend. Her research on social work accreditation and the inclusion of diverse perspectives in social work includes Indigenous curriculum content. This virtual event will explore the struggles faced by Native Americans in their quest for equality and justice in the United States.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 12-1 p.m.: Labor Justice and Income Inequality
Associate Professor Dr. Paul Mishler and Assistant Professor Dr. Gerrie Casey will look at specific speeches that spoke to labor relations and income inequality during the civil rights movement and discuss why these issues are still important today.
Thursday, January 21, 2021, 4-5 p.m.: Remember Martin Luther King, Jr. and His Continued Relevance
Adjunct Professor Charlotte Pfiefer and Brother Sage Gillam will host a discussion open to IUSB faculty, staff, and students to explore their experiences as living links from the Civil Rights era; while expanding on how we can take pride in the ongoing work towards social justice.
Friday, January 22, 2021, 5-6 p.m.: Keeping Dreams Alive—Show us your Dream!
Ending the week, the IUSB community comes together for a student-led discussion on Dr. King’s vision to pursue dreams. Submissions from the community “I have a dream…” photo / video project will be compiled and presented, allowing us to see connections in people’s dreams, central topics, and how they unite and inspire us.