Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. January 2019

2019 Schedule

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

6:00 p.m. | Kick-off event "Four Movements Toward Freedom: A Creative Showcase
Elrod Commons, Stackhouse Theater
This event explores the role that art plays in civic reckoning.  Carrying the audience through creative experiences, the showcase will be a 60-minute program that includes sections connected to theater, the visual arts, music, and spoken word.  Although four 10-minute parts will anchor the event, an emcee and a deejay will provide a frame and a connective tissue.  Ultimately, the program enables performers to usher the audience into an encounter with the issues raised by the MLK Week theme.  Please join us on the journey.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

6:30 p.m. | "King in the Wilderness" CUI Event - Movie
Elrod Commons, Stackhouse Theater
Movie screening of the HBO documentary film with free pizza!

Thursday, January 17, 2019

6:30 p.m. | Four Steps to Justice: Dr. King's Tips for Changing the World Nonviolently; A Community Discussion
Hillel House, Multipurpose Room
Join us for a student-led introduction to Dr. King's techniques for promoting positive social change and a student conversation about the questions and challenges around their use more than 50 years later to bring about a more just, beloved community.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

12:00-4:00 p.m. | SABU Basketball Tourney
Student Activities Pavilion
The Student Association for Black Unity (SABU) Basketball Tournament is an annual event enjoyed by the Washington and Lee University community in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Participants in the tournament include W&L undergraduate and law students, faculty and staff, local high school students, and the surrounding community. This entirely student run event is just one of the many ways W&L students strive to unite our community. All proceeds raised from the tournament are donated to Saturday's Child, a non-profit organization located in Buena Vista, Virginia. Contact Micah Wilson at wilsonm21@mail.wlu.edu for more information.

Monday, January 21, 2019

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. | Children's Birthday Party for Martin Luther King, Jr.
Evans Hall
Children of Rockbridge County and the Lexington community are invited to attend a birthday celebration in honor of Dr. King. There will be games, face painting, and arts and crafts for children of all ages. Pizza, cakes, snacks, and punch will be provided.

1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m. | MLK Tea Ceremony
Watson Pavilion, Senshin'an Tea Room
On Monday, January 21, 2019, the W&L Chanoyu Tea Society will host a Martin Luther King tea ceremony. Students will be serving sweets and matcha tea. There will be three seatings: 1:30, 2:00 and 2:30 p.m. Free tickets for each seating will be available from January 7th and must be picked up at the Reeves Center between 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Seats are limited, so please pick up your tickets early. For tickets: contact Cassie Ivey at 540-458-8034 or civey@wlu.edu. For other information: contact Janet Ikeda at ikedaj@wlu.edu, http://tearoom.wlu.edu. 

3:00 p.m. | W&L Law MLK Day Speaker
Sydney Lewis Hall, Millhiser Moot Court Room
Chief Judge Roger L. Gregory, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

6:00-8:00 p.m. | "Reflections on the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.," MLK Reflections Dinner (RSVP Required)
Evans Hall
Our annual dinner event that allows community members to gather to reflect on the lessons of Dr. King's life and work. Each year we invite a range of leaders from both our campus community and our Lexington community to participate to offer a brief commentary on her or his view of King's legacy-what King has meant to that individual, or to our community, or to our country or our world or our students...the possibilities are endless. Please RSVP here by January 18, 2019.

Friday, January 25, 2019

6:00 p.m. | "Let Justice Roll Down" A Shabbat Dinner to Honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Hillel House, Multipurpose Room 
Washington and Lee Hillel welcomes all students to celebrate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at an inclusive Shabbat dinner with readings, reflections and wonderful food.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. | MLK Service Day
Elrod Commons, Living Room
Join the Washington and Lee campus community in providing community service to local agencies through volunteering. Contact Noriya Shahadat at shahadat.n21@law.wlu.edu for more information.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

6:00 p.m. | MLK Commemorative Event
Lenfest Center, Keller Theater
W&L's culminating event to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The keynote speaker will be Rev. Dr. William Barber, II. A reception will follow in Lenfest Center, Kamen Gallery.  Overflow viewing of the event will be available in Elrod Commons, Stackhouse Theater.