MLK Day Commemoration

A Celebration Commemorating the Life and Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Celebration Brunch: “Critical Hope in the Context of Crisis”

February 1, 2023 | 11:00am
Adanti Student Center Ballroom

Join us as we celebrate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., featuring keynote speaker Dr. Jamila Lyiscott, an award-winning community-engaged scholar, nationally renowned speaker, Associate Professor of Social Justice Education, and author of Black Appetite.

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to hear Dr. Lyiscott’s keynote, which will be grounded in her work around racial equity and racial healing while making important connections to the crises happening around us and helping us think about how we embody Dr. King’s values moving forward.

Enjoy live performances by Southern students and the delicious MLK brunch.

Early registration is recommended

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Student Open Mic Session with Dr. Jamila Lyiscott

February 1, 2023 | 1:00pm
Adanti Student Center Theater

Join Dr. Jamila Lyiscott for a fun and interactive student session where students can come prepared with their poetry and prose.

During this session, Dr. J will share some of her original pieces rooted in her experiences as a first-generation American from a working-class Caribbean household. Dr. J will also share feedback and insight for those looking to enhance their personal stories and the craft of writing. No matter what your artistic expression is – from writing to dancing, singing to rapping – come join Dr. J as we explore the multiple ways of storytelling.

Reserve your time slot in advance.