2016 Dr. Martin Luther King Annual Commemoration


2016 Dr. Martin Luther King Commemoration theme "All Voices Hear, Use Yours Wisely" - Events on Campus Jan 18- 24



Monday, January 18

One-man play Incognito

Annual Campus Family Brunch, celebrating student activism with a multimedia presentation entitled, "Sit-Ins & Standing Ups.”
The presentation recaps a history of student activism during the civil rights movement and beyond.  From recent events at the University of Missouri to the Black Lives Matters movement, the power of student banding together for a positive change has sparked a flame of social reform worldwide. This dynamic multimedia presentation tells the story of the daring young people who led in promoting freedom and equality during the civil rights movement.  Powerful archival film, thoughtful commentary, and inspiring music, explains how student led movements from elementary schools to universities led to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  
Reed Union Building, McGarvey Commons

Brunch, 11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m./Performance, noon–1:00 p.m.


"I AM..." March

Join the Association of Black Collegians (ABC) and other members of the campus community as they march from the Reed Union Building to the Smith Chapel. A casual discussion to reflect on Dr. King’s ideals in relation to personal experiences will follow the march. Hot chocolate, doughnuts, and cookies will be served. The march will begin right after the Campus Family Brunch at 2:00 p.m. in front of Reed Union Building’s McGarvey Commons.


Service Project

Join Behrend students as they travel to Penn State Greater Allegheny to engage with students from other Penn State campuses in a community service project. Interested in participating? Please contact Behrend's Center for Service at 814-898-6609 or via email at cdf13@psu.edu.



Tuesday, January 19

Behrend Perfomance Band musicians performinng

Penn State Behrend Performance Band Concert
Listen to the sounds of the Penn State Behrend Performance Band, which will play songs from the Civil Rights era.
Reed Union Building, Bruno's Café, 7:00 p.m.






Wednesday, January 20

NAACP logo with a microphone

 NAACP's "I have a Dream" Poetry Slam
 All poets will start their reading with the phrase, "I have a dream."

 Reed Union Building, Bruno's Café, 6:00 p.m.





Thursday, January 21 – Sunday,  January 24

The Help Movie PosterMovie, "The Help" 
In 1960s Mississippi, Southern society girl Skeeter (Emma Stone) returns from college with dreams of being a writer. She turns her small town on its ear by choosing to interview the black women who  have spent their lives taking care of prominent white families. Only Aibileen (Viola Davis), the housekeeper of Skeeter's best friend, will talk at first. But as the pair continue the collaboration, more women decide to come forward, and, as it turns out, they have quite a lot to say.

Reed Union Building’s Auditorium, Rm. 117.
Thursday, 1/21 and Friday, 1/22 at 10:00 p.m.




Poster from the movie The ButlerMovie, "The Butler"
After leaving the South as a young man and finding employment at an elite hotel in Washington, D.C., Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker) gets the opportunity of a lifetime when he is hired as a butler at the White House. Over the course of three decades, Cecil has a front-row seat to history and the inner workings of the Oval Office. However, his commitment to his "First Family" leads to tension at home, alienating his wife (Oprah Winfrey) and causing conflict with his anti-establishment son.
Reed Union Building’s Auditorium, Rm. 117.
Saturday, 1/23 at 10:00 p.m. and Sunday, 1/24 at 2:00 p.m.



All movies $1.00
Sponsored by the Lion Entertainment Board (LEB)

Questions about the events may be directed to the Office of Educational Equity & Diversity Programs by calling (814) 898-7101 or via email at DiversityBehrend@psu.edu 
Additional funding provided by the Student Activity Fee and the OEEDP.