Celebration Events

2014 Events


Friday, January 17

CCEL Community Service Fair
The Community Service Fair is an opportunity to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s commitment to service. More than 50 organizations including local nonprofits, government agencies and student service groups, attend this fair to promote volunteer opportunities to students, staff and faculty at Case Western Reserve University. Stop by as your schedule allows. Free pizza is provided!
Sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement & Learning and Mistletoe Residential Council.
Thwing Center Ballroom
12:30 p.m.
Information or questions, please contact Angela Lowery at 216.368.6960 or at als138@case.edu.

Monday, January 20

MLK Day Service and Symposium: A Call to Action
The ninth annual MLK Day symposium is a call to action that will give undergraduate, graduate and professional students the opportunity to celebrate Dr. King's holliday through service, reflection and dailogue for positive change. This event will include a morning of service followed by afternoon discussions that will empower students to create positive change on CWRU's campus and beyond. Registration is required at http://case.edu/events/mlk/luncheon/index.html.
Sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement & Learning, Cleveland Hillel, Student Affairs, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
Cleveland Hillel Auditorium (11291 Euclid Ave - directions to Cleveland Hillel)
9:30 a.m.
Information or questions, please contact Angela Lowery at 216.368.6960 or at als138@case.edu.

Tuesday, January 21

The Man, The Movement, The Marches
Photographic images of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. highlighting his visits and interactions in Cleveland, Ohio. Prester Pickett, Coordinator of the Howard A. Mims African American Cultural Center will present a gallery talk about the images and will give a recitation of some of the most famous words spoken by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Photographic images will be on exhibit throughout the month of January. Beverages and light refreshments will be served.
Sponsored by Kelvin Smith Library and Cleveland State University’s Howard A. Mims African American Cultural Center.
Kelvin Smith Library
12:00 p.m.
Information or questions, please contact Gail Reese at 216.368.5291 or at egr@case.edu.

Screening of Lee Daniels’ The Butler
Acclaimed Washington Post reporter and author of The Butler: A Witness to History, Wil Haygood will deliver the keynote address at this year's Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation. The film, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, which is based in part on Haygood’s book, provides a social archeology on the confluence of the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events that affected the personal lives of African-Americans, their families, and indeed the nation, as viewed from the lens of a White House butler. Included in the screening will be a discussion to elucidate how Hollywood epics revise history for the sake of mass appeal. Beverages and light refreshments will be served. Registration is recommended at http://humanities.case.edu/events/index.php.
Sponsored by the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities and the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity.
Wolstein Research Building Auditorium
6:00 p.m.
For information or questions, please contact Kimberly Yurchick at 216.368.8877 or at kimberly.yurchick@case.edu.

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Wednesday, January 22

KSL Reading Club: The Butler: A Witness to History
Join a Brown Bag Book discussion of Wil Haygood’s book The Butler: A Witness to History. Free copies of the book can be obtained from KSL to the first 25 readers who commit to reading and attending the book discussion. Contact Gail Reese at egr@case.edu or 216.368.5291 for copies of the book. Beverages and dessert will be served.
Sponsored by Kelvin Smith Library.
Kelvin Smith Library, Dampeer Room (second floor)
12:00 p.m.
For information or questions, please contact Gail Reese at 216.368.5291 or at egr@case.edu.

Values to Vision: Finding Your Passion to Shape Your Future
Participants will have the opportunity to explore their values through interactive activities and small group dialogue. Through this exploration, participants will then learn how their values connect to their future and their ability to create positive change in their communities. light refreshments will be served.
Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Career Center.
Kelvin Smith Library, LL-6
4:00 p.m.
For information or questions, please contact Sylvia Marrero at 216.368.4448 or at sylvia.marrero@case.edu.

Living the Dream: Ten Black Women Activists You Need to Meet
Celebrate Coretta Scott King and nine other black women who fought for social justice during and after Dr. Martin Luther King’s fight by creating a human timeline and presenting each woman as a life-size photo. As the participants walk down the timeline of black women they will learn each woman’s story while also reading our written timeline of events. Beverages and deserts will be served.
Sponsored by the African American Society, the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women and the New Abolitionists.
Thwing Center Atrium
5:30 p.m.
For information or questions, please contact Destinee Henton at destinee.henton@case.edu.

Thursday, January 23

Food for the Soul
This annual celebration commemorates King through prose, poetry and song. In addition, a free soul food lunch will celebrate the occasion.
Sponsored by Student Activities & Leadership and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
Thwing Center Atrium
12:00 p.m.
For information or questions, please contact Colleen Barker-Williamson at 216.368.2679 or at crb3@case.edu.

Underground Railroad and Abolitionists
Presentation from CRWU Alumnus Joan Southgate about the underground railroad and abolitionists who lived in the neighborhood pre-Civil War.
Sponsored by the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.
Mandel School, Room 320abc
3:00 p.m.
For information or questions, please contact Sharon Milligan at 216.368.2335 or at sem@case.edu.

Friday, January 24

Annual MLK Convocation featuring Wil Haygood
Wil Haygood, acclaimed Washington Post reporter and author of The Butler: A Witness to History , will speak. A reception and book signing will follow the program.
The Office of the President, Donor Relations and University Events, the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, The Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence.
Amasa Stone Chapel
12:30 p.m.
For information or questions please visit http://www.case.edu/events/mlk.

Monday, January 27

Religion and the Constitution in Modern Life
American Constitution Society luncheon on current Supreme Court cases concerning religion such as the legislative prayer case, the contraceptive mandate (Affordable Care Act) case, and more. We will feature speakers from various organizations (School of Law; ACLU) and even disciplines (Department of Physics). Our guest of honor will be Supreme Court plaintiff Susan Galloway of the case Town of Greece v. Galloway. It will be an engaging discussion with ample time for Q&A. An RSVP is recommended and can be done by emailing scott.bison@case.edu.
Sponsored by the American Constitution Society (ACS), the Black Law Students Association (BLSA), the Federalist Society (FedSoc) and the Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA).
School of Law, Room A58
12:00 p.m.
For information or questions, please contact Scott Bison at scott.bison@case.edu.