THE FIERCE URGENCY OF NOW:

A DAY ON—NOT A DAY OFF!

The University of Alabama Campus Community Honors the Life and Legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. G. Christine Taylor talks about
“Day On – Not a Day Off!” (live interview)

WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Jan. 15

Dr. G. Christine Taylor, vice president/associate provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at The University of Alabama, talked with Lynne Brooks at WVUA about this month’s many events in recognition of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The King holiday is known as a day of service, and Dr. Taylor noted, “We really want our students, faculty, staff, and of course, the larger community to get out and make a difference.” The UA News Center also features a story about this month’s activities. Read more

January 14

6:30 p.m.

"Hope & Fury: MLK, the Movement and the Media"

Film Screening and discussion with producers and directors Rachel Dretzin and Phil Bertelsen

205 Gorgas Library

Sponsored by the College of Communication and Information Sciences

January 15

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday

11 a.m. -
2 p.m.

Commitment to Realizing the Dream

Students are encouraged to celebrate Dr. King’s birthday by sharing their commitment to his last dream and legacy. These commitments will be on display Jan. 31.

2nd floor, Ferguson Center (near the food court)

Sponsored by the Intercultural Diversity Center and Crossroads Community Engagement Center

Noon

The Other America

Reading of the address delivered at Stanford University in April 1967.

Moot Court (Room 140), Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. School of Law

RSVP at law.ua.edu/eventrsvp.

Sponsored by the Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. School of Law

January 16

Noon -
1 p.m.

Color Blind or Color Brave

A lunch and learn with Dr. G. Christine Taylor, vice president/associate provost, UA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

10 Doster Hall

Sponsored by the College of Human Environmental Sciences (open to CHES faculty and staff)

1 p.m. -
1:50 p.m.

Campus Dialogues: Celebrating the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Performance by UA Afro American Gospel Choir to open Campus Dialogues.

Ferguson Center Great Hall

Sponsored by UA Crossroads

January 17

3:30 p.m.

The Business of a Bus Boycott

Talk with Dr. Derryn Moten, chair of history and political science, Alabama State University

15 Bidgood Hall

Sponsored by the Culverhouse College of Business and the College of Communication & Information Sciences

7 p.m.

The Story Behind Martin Luther King, Jr.’s First Biography

Lecture by Dr. Derryn Moten of Alabama State University, who wrote a new introduction to the 1959 book “Crusader Without Violence.”

205 Gorgas Library

Sponsored by the College of Communication & Information Sciences

January 18

6:30 p.m.

Realizing the Dream Legacy Banquet

Byron Pitts, co-anchor of ABC News “Nightline” and Emmy-award winning journalist, guest speaker

Bryant Conference Center

Sponsored by the Division of Community Affairs (ticket required)

January 20

7:30 p.m.

30th Annual Realizing the Dream Concert

Marvin Sapp, Grammy award-winning gospel singer/songwriter, guest artist

Moody Music Concert Hall

Sponsored by the Division of Community Affairs (ticket required)

January 21

7:30 a.m -
1:00 p.m.

MLK Day of Service: A Day On—Not a Day Off!

For more information regarding service projects and to sign up, contact Bailey Duke at bailey.duke@ua.edu.
Professional Staff Assembly project at Brewer-Porch, 8 a.m. to noon.
Other service projects, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Brewer Porch

Sponsored by the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & Center for Service and Leadership

2 p.m.

Hallowed Grounds Educational Tour

Sheds light onto the lives, experiences and legacy of the enslaved men, women and children who lived, worked and died at UA, 1829-1865. This tour is for students.

Begins at Gorgas House

Sponsored by Dr. Hilary Greene, Associate Professor of History and Co-program Director of African American Studies Department of Gender and Race Studies

January 22

Noon -
1:15 p.m.

Addressing Disparities in the Black Belt: A Homegrown Solution

College of Community Health Sciences Scholarship Lecture to be given by Dr. Deanah Maxwell, CCHS graduate and president of Alabama Academy of Family Physicians.

University Medical Center, Classrooms 1-3

Sponsored by the Institute for Rural Health Research

January 23

Noon -
1 p.m.

Hallowed Grounds Educational Tour

Sheds light onto the lives, experiences and legacy of the enslaved men, women and children who lived, worked and died at UA, 1829-1865. This tour is for faculty and staff.

Begins at Gorgas House

Sponsored by Dr. Hilary Greene, Associate Professor of History and Co-program Director of African American Studies Department of Gender and Race Studies

6:30 p.m.

Our Stories, Our Voices: The Power of Student Activism Yesterday and Today

“Eyes on the Prize” documentary screening and panel discussion with UA faculty and students, moderated by Dr. Steve D. Mobley, Jr., sssistant professor of Higher Education Administration, UA Department of Educational Leadership, Policy and Technology Studies

118 Graves Hall

Sponsored by the Black Faculty and Staff Association

January 28

Inclusive Classroom Series

9:30 a.m - 11 a.m.

Teaching Inclusively

Two workshops focused on building more inclusive classroom environments led by Joe Bandy, assistant director of the Center for Teaching and affiliated faculty in the department of sociology at Vanderbilt University.

Rast B, Bryant Conference Center

Sponsored by the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Academic Affairs (registration required)

11:30 a.m - 1 p.m.

Fostering Civility and Conflict Resolution in the Classroom

Two workshops focused on building more inclusive classroom environments led by Joe Bandy, assistant director of the Center for Teaching and affiliated faculty in the department of sociology at Vanderbilt University.

Rast B, Bryant Conference Center

Sponsored by the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Academic Affairs (registration required)

January 30

11 a.m. -
2 p.m.

Tuscaloosa Civil Rights Task Force Update: Patterns of Hope and Inclusion

The task force seeks to build a bridge connecting historical honesty to the important struggle for civil rights in Tuscaloosa. This lunch and learn will share information on phase one of the Tuscaloosa Civil Rights History Trail. Panelists include Dr. Hilary Green, associate professor, UA Department of Gender and Race Studies; Dr. Linda Beito, professor of social sciences, Stillman College; and Dr. John Giggie, professor of history and director of the UA Summersell Institute for the Study of the South.

Ferguson Forum

Sponsored by the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (registration required)

1 p.m. -
2 p.m.

Color Blind or Color Brave

Dr. Wanda Burton, assistant professor, UA College of Human Environmental Sciences

104 Doster Hall

Sponsored by the College of Human Environmental Sciences (open to students)

February

TBA

Meet You at the Table

This event, originally scheduled for Jan. 31, has been postponed until February.
Please visit diversity.ua.edu for updates.

An evening of celebration, reflection and sharing through word, dance and song on the life and legacy of Dr. King. Special guest: the Rev. Thomas Linton, a leader in the Tuscaloosa Civil Rights Movement. Refreshments provided.

Sellers Auditorium, Bryant Conference Center

Sponsored by the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (registration required)