Celebration Events

2015 Events

*Refreshments provided
^Separate registration required

Friday, January 16

Community Service Fair & Internship Fair *
The Community Service & Internship 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 both volunteer and internship opportunities to students, staff, and faculty at Case Western Reserve University. Stop by as your schedule allows. Free pizza will be provided!
Tinkham Veale University Center Kelvin & Eleanor Smith Foundation Ballroom
12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement & Learning and the CWRU Career Center.
Information or questions, please contact Adrian Griffin at aag72@case.edu or at 216.368.6960.
Visit the event website for more information.

Shaw High School Band Performance
During the Women’s and Men’s Basketball games versus NYU, fans will be treated to an in-game performance by the world renowned Shaw High School Band.
Horsburgh Gym, Veale Convocation Center
Games start at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Department of Athletics.
Information or questions, please contact Brian Carpenter at bgc3@case.edu or 216-368-5329.

Saturday, January 17

Students Movements, Media and Mobilization *
Community member, Eric Johnson, along with NAACP CWRU chapter president, Jazmine Kirkland, will be leading a workshop on Student Movements, Media and Mobilization. The workshop will include an historical overview of students and NAACP Youth Council roles in movements, training and strategies about organizing, and an examination of current movements such as Ferguson October and Moral Mondays.
Thwing Center
1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the CWRU NAACP.
Information or questions, please contact Jazmine Kirkland at jak250@case.edu or 216-835-2680.

Sunday, January 18 to Monday, January 19

MLK Day Student Symposium: What You Do Matters Leadership Summit *^
The 10th Annual MLK Day Student Symposium is hosted in collaboration with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s What You Do Matters Leadership Summit. Students will visit the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, listen to speakers and engage in dialogues that will challenge them to think about how to create environments where hate cannot flourish. This event is free for students and includes transportation to/from the Maltz Museum and meals but registration is required by January 14 via a registraion form.
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage and various venues
9:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 18 and 10:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Monday, January 19.

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Student Activities & Leadership, the Center for Civic Engagement & Learning, the United Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Inamori Center for Ethics and Excellence.
Information or questions, contact John Killings at jrk160@case.edu or 216-368-7555.
Visit the website for more information

Sunday, January 18

A Holocaust Survivor’s Personal Story
As part of the What You Do Matters Leadership Summit, Holocaust survivor George Kronenberg will share memories of his personal experiences with propaganda and hate speech during the Holocaust. This event is free and open to the public.
Strosacker Auditorium
2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Student Activities & Leadership, the Center for Civic Engagement & Learning, the United Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Inamori Center for Ethics and Excellence.
Information or questions, contact Naomi Sigg at nxs399@case.edu

A Journey to Build Stronger Communities through Identity and Empathy
As part of the What You Do Matters Leadership Summit, artist, poet, and activist, Aaron Samuels, will utilize the art of storytelling to talk about identity and the power of youth to generate social change. This event is free and open to the public.
Strosacker Auditorium
3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Student Activities & Leadership, the Center for Civic Engagement & Learning, the United Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Inamori Center for Ethics and Excellence.
Information or questions, contact Naomi Sigg at nxs399@case.edu

Inspiring and Equipping People to Stand Up Against Genocide
As part of the What You Do Matters Leadership Summit, Carl Wilkens, former head of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency International in Rwanda, will describe his experiences on the ground during the Rwanda Genocide. His story and ongoing efforts through World Outside My Shoes, reveal the power of individuals to combat hate, intolerance, and genocide. This event is free and open to the public.
Strosacker Auditorium
5:00 to 5:45 p.m.

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Student Activities & Leadership, the Center for Civic Engagement & Learning, the United Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Inamori Center for Ethics and Excellence.
Information or questions, contact Naomi Sigg at nxs399@case.edu

Monday, January 19

Challenges for Citizens of the 21st Century Media Climate
As part of the What You Do Matters Leadership Summit, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Connie Schultz, will discuss the challenges and opportunities of public discourse and informed citizenship in today’s media climate. This event is free and open to the public.
Strosacker Auditorium
10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Student Activities & Leadership, the Center for Civic Engagement & Learning, the United Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Inamori Center for Ethics and Excellence.
Information or questions, contact Naomi Sigg at nxs399@case.edu

Tuesday, January 20

Celebration of Human Progress: “Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere” *
This event is the opportunity to celebrate the strides made towards eliminating social inequalities and to discuss ways to revitalize the movement towards equality. Refreshments will be provided.
School of Law, 2nd Floor, Blackacre
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Case Chapter of the Black Law Students Association.
Information or questions, please contact Brittney Brown at bpb18@case.edu

Food for the Soul *
Food for the Soul celebrates the life of Martin Luther King Jr by inviting students, staff and faculty to share poems, art and/or other selections from other literature that has meaning to them and relates to the values of Dr. King. Lunch is being provided by a local soul food caterer, and all are welcome to attend and share in this event.
Thwing Center Atrium
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Student Activities and Leadership, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and SAGES.
Information or questions, contact Evan Ingram at emi5@case.edu

Wednesday, January 21

Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Exhibit & Presentation *
Attend the formal opening of an exhibit and presentation by James Kates, former Freedom Rider and member of the Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement. Mr. Kates currently co-directs the non-profit literary publishing house Zephyr Press, publishers of Letters from Mississippi: Reports from Civil Rights Volunteers & Poetry of the 1964 Freedom Summer.
Kelvin Smith Library
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Kelvin Smith Library and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
Information or questions, please contact Gail Reese at egr@case.edu or 216-368-5291

Friday, January 23

Master Class in Ballet with Caleb Mitchell ^
The CWRU Department of Dance will be collaborating with the International Association of Blacks in Dance to host a master dance class on campus. Ballet for intermediate and advanced level dancers. Space is limited. RSVP required. Contact Lori Waugh for more information and to RSVP: 216.368.2854 or lori.waugh@case.edu
Mather Dance Center
10:30am-12:00pm

Sponsored by the CWRU Department of Dance.
Information or questions, contact Lori Waugh at 216.368.2854 or lori.waugh@case.edu

Annual MLK Convocation featuring award winning journalist, Charlayne Hunter-Gault *
Tinkham Veale University Center, Kelvin & Eleanor Smith Foundation Ballroom
12:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the President’s Office, the Office of Donor Relations and University Events and the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity.