Join Green Mountain College for a series of events and activities honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Events start Monday, January 15th 2018 and will end the evening of Wednesday, January 17th. These events and activities are free and open to the Green Mountain College and surrounding communities.
Let us unite, recognize the oppression that exists, fight to diminish all forms of oppression, and restore power back into our communities!
Monday January 15th
9:00 am–11:00 am
Community Service Opportunities
- Fixing donation bikes for Freedom Machines, Tim Johnson of Johnson’s and Son Bikeworks at 41 Greenfield Lane Hampton, NY 12837
- Packaging Food + Delivery, Jenny Moore of Creative Composters at the GMC Farmhouse
- Shoveling Snow, Wyatt Martinuk, Ames
11:30 am–12:00 pm
Silent March down Main Street with Green Mountain College drumline to St.Raphael’s Catholic Church. If it is actively snowing the march will take place on the sidewalk. Meet 11:15 am at Ames Circle.
FREE Community Lunch at St.Raphael’s Catholic Church
Youth activities + Unwind Art Time Fundraiser for Black Lives Matter
Remember the Titans, Movie Screening and Discussion in Ackley Theatre
Rating: PG. Based on the true story of a racially divided Virginia town and school in 1971 that comes together when Coach Boone (Denzel Washington) is appointed head football coach and leads the team to victory.
Tuesday, January 16th
Student Panel Facilitated by Ebony Kirkland of Black Lives Matter Vermont, Booth Lounge in Withey
There are many forms of oppression in the world. We are striving as a community to break free from them. Come hear what students have to say about the oppression they faced at a predominately white institution and community and how they are breaking free.
Wednesday, January 17th
Anti-Oppression Training with Ebony Kirkland of Black Lives Matter Vermont, East Room in Withey
This training will help participants—faculty, staff and administration—understand how we can develop the appropriate environments, language and tools to discuss racism, racial bias and the roles of white supremacy, and their presence within this institution. Trainer, Ebony Kirkland, will create a safe and welcoming workshop that will help this school take the right steps for dismantling racism and creating a truly welcoming and safe school for students of color.
Dare to Dream Open Mic Night, Coffee House
Come join us in celebrating the legacy of Dr. King at our Open Mic on Friday Night. Performers will have the opportunity to share their work as it relates to our theme: Freedom from oppression. Oppression comes in many forms. Let us unite, recognize the oppression that exists, fight to diminish oppression and restore power back into our communities. Sign up when you arrive.