Events to celebrate life, legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Salve Regina has planned a series of events Monday, Jan. 21 and Wednesday, Jan. 23 to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., the most visible spokesperson and leader of the civil rights movement.
5-8:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, Miley Hall cafeteria
Sodexo has created a southern-inspired menu that is a reflection of comfort foods in honor of King.
Film screening and panel discussion: “BlacKkKlansman”
7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, DiStefano Lecture Hall
Based on actual events, “BlacKkKlansman” tells the story of Ron Stallworth, the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream.
Please note: This event has been postponed to 4-6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, location TBA.
Facilitated by PJ Fox, executive director of the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence, the workshop will immerse participants in the principles and practices of nonviolence as developed by King.
Events are sponsored by the Mercy Center for Spiritual Life and the offices of Community Service, Multicultural Programs and Retention, Residence Life, Student Activities and Student Affairs.