Jan. 13, 2021

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day


NDSU is set to hold a special Martin Luther King Jr. Day event via Zoom on Monday, Jan. 18, from noon to 2 p.m.

“Please join us in recognizing and honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. for a virtual reading of some of his most important works,” said Elizabeth Hilliard, associate professor of dietetics, and Lisa Arnold, associate professor of English. “We encourage all members of the NDSU community – staff, students and faculty – to attend all or part of the event.”

Readings will include King’s letter from Birmingham jail, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” “I Have a Dream” and “The Other America.”

There also is a zoom event honoring King scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 8 p.m. Registration is encouraged for the virtual reading event.

Also in the community:

Spokane Community College is hosting a free Facebook live event featuring keynote speaker Ijeoma Oluo on Thursday, Jan. 14 at 12:30 p.m. Oluo is a Seattle-based writer and speaker whose work focuses on social and racial justice issues that intersect with gender.

She is the author of New York Times best-seller “So You Want to Talk About Race” and was named one of The Root 100 Most Influential African Americans in 2017, one of the Most Influential People in Seattle by Seattle Magazine and one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Seattle by Seattle Met. She was awarded the Feminist Humanitarian Award by the American Humanist Society in 2018.

The Northern Plains Ethics Institute at NDSU and the YWCA Cass Class will host speaker David Hodge Sr. for the Learning the Language of Diversity and Meaningful Inclusion program on Tuesday, Jan. 26.

The live Zoom presentation scheduled for noon is titled “What is it like to be black? – toward a naming, genealogy and epistemology of (the intractable) anti-black racism.” Hodge’s presentation will followed by moderated conversation and audience questions.

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