All are invited to join us for programs leading up to the 36th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration! This special virtual series will commemorate the cultural, social and artistic impact of the civil rights movement.

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2021 MLK Virtual Event Series schedule:

Date: Monday, January 18

Event: “MLK Day of Service”

Time: All Day

Pledge to serve your community to honor the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In light of COVID-19 guidelines, participants will volunteer through various online and socially distant methods, and will receive a link to inspire ideas. All participants are encouraged to post pictures of their service engagement on social media using #DayOnSU to motivate others! The Office of Engagement Programs at Hendricks Chapel, OrangeSeeds, and the Office of First Year and Transfer Programs will host this “MLK Day of Service”. 

 

Date: Monday, January 25

Event: “Dinner at Home: Virtual Cooking Classes with Salt City Market”

Time: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. ET

Platform: Zoom

Celebrate the role of food and fellowship within the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration at Syracuse University by learning how to cook three of the traditional dishes typically served at our annual in-person dinner. Chefs from the new Salt City Market in downtown Syracuse will lead the class and offer their unique perspectives on a series of classic dishes. The chefs will also answer questions during a live online conversation, hosted by Syeisha Byrd of the Office of Engagement Programs at Hendricks Chapel.

 

Date: Tuesday, January 26

Event: “Dinner at Home: Virtual Cooking Classes with Salt City Market” 

Time: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. ET

Platform: Zoom

Continue the celebration of food and fellowship by learning how to cook three more traditional dishes typically served at our annual in-person dinner during the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Celebration. Chefs from the new Salt City Market in downtown Syracuse will lead the class and offer their unique perspectives on a series of classic dishes. The chefs will also answer questions during a live online conversation, hosted by Syeisha Byrd of the Office of Engagement Programs at Hendricks Chapel.

 

Date: Wednesday, January 27

Event: “Life with Purpose: A Conversation with Maya Moore, athlete and activist”

Time: 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. ET

Platform: Zoom

As a collegiate, Olympic and professional basketball champion, Maya Moore stunned the sporting world in 2019 when she stepped-away from competitive athletics – during the prime of her career – to focus on family, explore purpose, and engage fully in ministry. Through a moderated online conversation with Syracuse University students, Moore will discuss the intersections of sports, spirituality, and the sustained pursuit of justice and opportunity. Join the conversation, which will inspire all participants to discern faith, meaning, and purpose through their living and learning. Sponsored by Hendricks Chapel and the Department of Athletics.  

 

Date: Friday, January 29

Title: “Sheroes of Poetry: Spoken Word Poetry by Women Authors”

Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. ET

Platform: Zoom

Explore the intersections of race and gender in society with “Sheroes of Poetry,” which brings together a dynamic group of women to share their unique, yet shared, stories in poetry form. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, this program will challenge participants to consider the lived experience of others and reimagine how women of color should be valued in our world.

Featured Poets:  Dr. Casarae Abdul-Ghani • Ruthnie Angrand • Erisha Beckford • Laurie Fernandez • Rev. Kathy Hodge-Davis • Dr. Dawn Johnson • Gaelyn Smith • Michelle Tarshus • Imani Wallace