A full slate of discussions, lectures and observances are scheduled this week to honor Dr. martin Luther King and the values he espoused: social justice, dignity, service and tolerance.
Later Monday morning, at 10 a.m. in the East Room, the Coalition for Students of Color will present a workshop on how to apply the lessons from Martin Luther King’s speeches to the GMC community. At 11 a.m. in the Gorge, students Corey Fletcher, Robert Holloway, Angelica King, and Seraphina Mallon-Breiman present the Hip-Hop Playwrights Workshop for the Poultney community (geared towards 5-8 graders). At 3 p.m. in the East Room, Simon James leads the workshop Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, which explores historical lessons of nonviolent communication and provides techniques to create a more compassionate community. The day’s events continues with a screening of the movie “Selma,” with a discussion and snacks to follow, in the Gorge at 7 p.m.
On Wednesday, join prof. Heather Keith (philosophy) and Corey Fletcher at 10 a.m. in the East Room for Race & Feminism, a discussion about the cultural differences within the Feminism Movement, including the importance of feminism in today’s society and the changes that shaped the movement. This will be followed by campus chaplain Shirley Oskamp’s workshop Martin Luther King’s Spiritual Foundation (11:15 a.m. in the East Room) which explores how Dr. King’s faith laid the basis for his approach to civil rights. Wednesday evening in the Gorge there will be a screening of the film “Black Power Mix Tape” beginning at 7 p.m. (a discussion will follow).
On Friday at 1 p.m. in the East Room, join Ame Lambert, chief diversity officer at Champlain College, as she shares perspectives of diversity issues on college campuses today. Ame is interested in the personal, cultural and societal aspects of diversity, and views campus conversations as incomplete without all three perspectives present. GMC Provost Tom Mauhs Pugh leads a program titled “Diversity at GMC” that provides an overview of progress to date and a discussion on how to improve diversity on campus (2:30 p.m. in the East Room).
At 8 p.m. on Friday evening, Angelica King presents Women, Poetry & Music at the Coffee House
All events are free and open to the public—faculty, staff, students and members of the community are welcome to attend!