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MLK Tribute Week 2014
Monday, January 20, 2014 - 12:00am to Friday, January 24, 2014 - 11:59pm

PSU Cultural Center’s
Dr. Martin Luther King
Tribute Week 2014

MONDAY

Service Learning: 5th Annual MLK Day of Service: Education as a Civil Right

Presenters: PSU’s Student Leaders for Service

Sponsors: Oregon Campus Compact

Date: Monday, January 20th, 2014

Time: 9:30 - 2:30

Location: Varies

Description: The day will begin at 9:30am with a rally to provide an opportunity to reflect, celebrate, and remember Dr. King. Following the rally students will serve in the community until 2:30pm. This year participants will improve the largest high school in the State of Oregon (David Douglas) by creating career and college access kits for over 7,000 high school juniors throughout the region. This service day is a multi-institutional collaboration among colleges and universities and the convening organization Oregon Campus Compact and one of the largest mobilizations of college students in the country on MLK Day.

Free event

For more information please contact:
http://studentleadersforservice.org/

Rachel Samuelson
503-725-8132
samuelson@pdx.edu

 

TUESDAY

Workshop: Let's Talk Series: Social Justice

Presenters: Dr. Dapo Sobomehin, PhD

Sponsors: PSU’s Cultural Centers

Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Time: 10am - 12pm

Location: Multicultural Center, Smith Memorial Student Union Room 228

Description: Join Dr. Dapo Sobomehin, PhD as he presents ways in which social justice theory can be put into practice following Dr. King’s model of non-violence. Dr. Sobomehin was born in and spent the first 19 years of his life in Nigeria, then moved to the United States to complete his education. After his move to the U.S. he became aware of the reality of American racism and the oppression of Black Americans. He was determined to be an integral part of the struggle of Black Americans to achieve freedom and opportunity. While becoming active in the Civil Rights movement, and after already earning his degree in engineering, he decided to start his education afresh and earned a B.A. in Political Science, an M.A. in Sociology and Ethnic Studies, and a Ph.D. in Political Science/Social Psychology. Dr. Dapo Sobomehin is the founder and executive director of Operation E.A.S.Y. a tutoring, counseling, and mentoring program for at-risk youth in the Portland-Metropolitan area.

Free Event

Light refreshments will be served

For more information please contact:
PSU Cultural Centers
cultures@pdx.edu

Melissa Bennett, NASCC Program Coordinator
503-725-9701
melissa.bennett@pdx.edu

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Workshop: Oregon Black History

Presenter: Walidah Imarisha

Sponsors: PSU’s Cultural Centers

Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Time: 1pm-3pm

Location: Native American Student & Community Center, 710 SW Jackson, Portland, OR 97201

Description: Walidah Imarisha will present her work and research on Oregon Black History. A historian at heart, reporter by (w)right, rebel by reason, Walidah Imarisha is an educator, writer, organizer and spoken word artist. Walidah is currently co-editing the visionary fiction anthology Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Movements with adrienne maree brown. Walidah teaches in Portland State University's Black Studies Department, Oregon State University's Women's Studies Department and Southern New Hampshire University's English Department.

Free Event

Light refreshments will be served

For more information please contact:
Melissa Bennett, Program Coordinator, NASCC
503-725-9701
melissb@pdx.edu

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Workshop: Carrying the Baton: An injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere

Presenters: Men of Color

Sponsors: PSU’s Cultural Centers

Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm

Location: Multicultural Center, Smith Memorial Student Union Room 228

Description: This workshop, presented by Men of Color, will explore MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech.

Free Event

Light refreshments will be served

For more information please contact:
Marlon Marion
503-725-9938
marlonm@pdx.edu

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WEDNESDAY

Panel Discussion: Coalition of Communities of Color

Presenters: Coalition of Communities of Color 

Sponsors: PSU’s Cultural Centers

Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Time: 12-2pm

Location: Multicultural Center, Smith Memorial Student Union Room 228

Description: Portland’s  Coalition of Communities of Color will join the Cultural Centers to host a panel presentation of Coalition members to discuss their Leadership Development Initiative. The Coalition of Communities of Color addresses the socio-economic disparities, institutional racism, and inequity of services experienced by our families, children, and communities. The Coalition organizes our communities for collective action resulting in social change to obtain self-determination, wellness, justice, and prosperity.

Free Event

Light refreshments will be served

For more information please contact:
Cynthia Gomez
503-725-4474
gomezc@pdx.edu

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Social Event: International Coffee Hour

Sponsors: Organization of International Students

Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Time: 3pm-6pm

Location: Multicultural Center, Smith Memorial Student Union Room 228

Description: Meet new friends from different cultural backgrounds. Share your experience of studying and living in the United States while enjoying free coffee and snacks. This event is organized by the Organization of International Students (OIS), the Intensive English Language Program (IELP) and the Multicultural Center (MCC).

Free Event

Light refreshments will be served

For more information please contact:
Organization of International Students
503-725-8569
ois@pdx.edu

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THURSDAY

Film and Panel Presentation: Know Your Rights

Panelists: Judge Eric Bergstrom, Ramon Pagan & Nathan Vasquez

Sponsors: Student Legal Services

Date: Thursday, January 23, 2014

Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm

Location: Multicultural Center, Smith Memorial Student Union Room 228

Description: Student Legal Services will be screening the film, Flex Your Rights - 10 Rule for Dealing with Police. This will be followed with a panel presentation by Judge Eric Bergstrom, public defender Ramon Pagan, and district attorney Nathan Vasquez. Come to this presentation to bolster your knowledge and power as a citizen.

Free Event

Light refreshments will be served

For more information please contact:
Shannon Sprague
503-725-4556
slms@pdx.edu

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FRIDAY

Decolonizing the Mind: Healing Through Neurodecolonization and Mindfulness A Talk by Dr. Michael Yellow Bird

Sponsored by: Indigenous Nations Studies, School of Social Work, Cultural Centers, and Cascadia Branch of the Environmental Club

Date: Friday, January 24, 2014

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Location: Multicultural Center Smith 228

Description: 

Dr. Yellow Bird is a citizen of the Arikara (Sahnish) and Hidatsa Nations in North Dakota. His scholarship and activism focuses on: Native American and other Indigenous Peoples cultural and political rights; Indigenous Peoples’ health and wellness, neurodecolonization and mindfulness; and colonization and methods of decolonization. Specifically working with Communities of Color (particularly Indigenous communities), he brings teachings of healing the trauma of colonization.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spent a great deal of his life addressing issues of colonization on both a personal level (empowering People of Color to take part in their own liberation) and also at the institutional level as he helped organize a social movement that brought about a new era of civil rights. Dr. Yellow Bird is currently part of building a social movement along with Dr. Wazayatawin and others centered on decolonization. All people, and especially People of Color (Indigenous and non-Indigenous) will find what Dr. Yellow Bird has to offer as very practical towards ending colonization within their minds, an essential for empowering a growing social movement.

Free Event

Dinner Provided from 6pm - 7pm

For more information please contact:
Environmental Club: Cascadia Branch
illon@pdx.edu

Elona Trogub
503-875-6444

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Wednesday, Feburary 12

Dr. Bernice A. King: The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sponsored by: Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Time: 6 P.M.

Location: Portland State University
Peter Stott Center
930 SW Hall St.

Reserve tickets here

Free to PSU students (one ticket each); 

$15 faculty/staff/general public + $2 service fee.

Description: Dr. BERNICE A. KING, youngest daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. and the chief executive officer of The King Center.

Dr. King is a minister, activist, lawyer and public speaker, focusing on social justice, nonviolence and personal motivation particularly among young people. She also is a member of Georgia’s state bar, and served as a law clerk in the Fulton County (GA) juvenile court system.

Dr. King spearheaded the Aug. 28th “Let Freedom Ring” event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and her father’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. The event included President Obama and former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, as well as international leaders, dignitaries and entertainers.

A powerful speaker, Dr. King delivered her first sermon at Ebenezer Baptist.