Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King

Commemorative Week of Human Rights and Social Justice

January 22 - 30, 2015

Strangefruit: Reframing Narratives of Resistance in the 21st Century

Thursday, Jan. 22
#FlawlessFeminism: Beyonce, Nicki Minaj and the Feminist Narrative

1 - 2:30 p.m. - Lower Evans A
Friday, Jan. 23
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation

"Coretta Scott King: A Revolutionary Woman" - Keynote Speaker, Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall
2 - 3 p.m. - Gaines Chapel, Presser Hall
Saturday, Jan. 24
Agnes Scott's Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Buses will depart the main loop at 8 a.m.
9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. with Hands on Atlanta
Please contact Jennifer Prince at for more details.
Sunday, Jan. 25
Film Screening "Lives Worth Living: The Great Fight for Disability Rights"

7 - 8 p.m. - Buttrick G-4
Sponsored by the Disability Student Association, Center for Student Engagement, and the History Department

Tuesday, Jan. 27
Riots and Righteousness: A Look at Ferguson and American in Protest

1 - 2 p.m. - Alston 226
Poetry, Spoken Word and Performance sponsored by Witkaze (the Black Student Association) and the English Department

#StandUp4Leelah: A Film Screening of "For the Bible Tells Me So"
Countering Homophobia and Transphobia with Affinity
7 p.m. - Buttrick G-4

Thursday, Jan. 29
Resilience and Resistance: An Exploration of Chimimanda Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus

1 - 2 p.m. - Alston 226
A dialogue on female empowerment sponsored by the African West Indian Student Association

Let Justice Roll Down Like Waters: Dr. King, Christianity and the Civil Rights Movement
7 - 8 p.m. - Luchsinger Lounge, Alston
Special Guest Speaker: Dr. Richard C. Flippin
Friday, Jan. 30
A Visit to the Center for Civil and Human Rights with Special Guests
Sign up at the Center for Student Engagement
Buses will depart Agnes Scott Mail Loop at 2 p.m.
A trip to Film Screening of "Selma"
4:45 p.m. at Atlantic Station

For questions, please contact Kristian Contreras at

Sponsored by the Center for Student Engagement, COSMO, Department of Africana
Studies, Department of History, and the President’s Committee on Community Diversity
Supported by the Elizabeth “Liz” Gilliland Chandler Memorial Fund for Diversity Programming