Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Please mark your calendars for the following events at Middlebury, honoring the memory and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Saturday, January 16

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
Make It a Day On, Not a Day Off!

Middlebury College faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in community service projects to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Transportation will be provided for anyone needing it to volunteer at off-campus project sites. For more information and to register, contact Carrie Pratt at or 802.443.3099.
Closing Reception, 4:30 p.m., Carr Hall Lounge

Monday, January 18

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Remembrance and Reflection
Religion, Race, Ethnicity, Citizenship

A brown bag lunch discussion with Rev. William G. Sinkford, Mary Kay Cavazos (Religion), Roberto Lint Sagarena (American Studies), and Febe Armanios (History). Feel free to bring your lunch. Coffee and tea will be available.
12:15-1:30 p.m., Carr Hall Lounge

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Keynote Address

In 2001, the Rev. William G. Sinkford became the seventh president of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations in 2001and the first African American to lead the organization. He graduated cum laude in 1968 from Harvard University and in 1995, received his M.Div. from Starr King School for the Ministry. Sinkford has been an outspoken advocate for same-sex marriage and for peace around the globe. His teachings, especially on the reverence of language, of interdenominational work for social justice, and his attention to marginalized peoples has earned him considerable recognition in America and beyond.
4:30 p.m., Mead Chapel

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert: Let Freedom Ring!

The 12th annual celebration of the American Negro Spiritual features the Middlebury College Spiritual Choir led by Alexander Twilight Artist-in-Residence François Clemmons; Interpretive and Modern Dance choreographed by Visiting Lecturer in Dance Christal Brown and performed by Middlebury College students; and theatrical interpretations of notable speeches by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. directed by Oscar Loyo ‘10 and performed by Middlebury College students. Director of Jazz Activities Dick Forman accompanies on piano.
8 p.m., Mead Chapel

Thursday, January 21, 2010

And equal rights for all: a read-in on cross racial activism

In honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, the Student Advisory Board of the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity is hosting a read-in that will center on the role of cross racial alliance and activism.
4:30-6 p.m., Chateau Grand Salon