Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King

Commemorative Week of Human Rights and Social Justice

January 14th, 2016 - January 22nd, 2016

“We, Too, Sing America:
Millennial Voices in an Age of Unrest”

Thursday, Jan. 14

Boycotts, Protests, and Hashtags: Life as a Black Lives Matter Activist in the Age of Social Media
1 - 2 p.m.,
Alston Campus Center, Luchsinger Lounge
An interactive discussion with Shaun King on activism and resilience while in the public sphere.

The New Civil Rights Movement: Defending the Dream A Panel Discussion and Dialogue with Shaun King
7 - 8 p.m.
Letitia Pate Evans Dining Hall, Lower Level

Today we see American protest moving from social media to the streets of communities harrowed by systemic oppression. For the millennial generation, social activism no longer means boycotts, sit-ins, or Freedom Rides; social justice work entails Twitter handles, conference calls, rallies and a movement not led by one, but by many.  As we reflect on MLK Jr. and Coretta Scott King’s legacies, it is important to reframe social justice activism and the fight for freedom in an age where #BlackLivesMatter exists as “an ideological and political intervention in a world where Black lives are  systematically and intentionally targeted for demise.” Join activist and writer Shaun King and members of the Agnes Scott community for a discussion on today’s social justice movements and honoring the work of civil rights leaders. 

Reception immediately following event

Friday, Jan. 15

Radical Citizenship: Civil Disobedience 101 Featuring Che Long-Johnson, Georgia Women’s Action for New Direction
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Alston Campus Center, Room 304
A skill- building workshop based on the history of civil disobedience and community organizing

Saturday, Jan. 16

Remembering the Movement: Civil Rights History in Atlanta Led by Dean Kijua Sanders-McMurtry
11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
Trips to the MLK Jr. Center and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights
Tickets and Lunch provided, sign up in Alston Campus Center Room 223
Please contact Faith Sumpter at for more details

Sunday, Jan. 17

Film Screening: Freedom Riders 
7 - 9 p.m.
Buttrick Hall, Room G-4 
A film documenting the Civil Rights Movement interstate busing protest campaign in 1961 

Monday, Jan. 18

Agnes Scott’s Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service 
9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. with Habitat for Humanity and Clarkston Community Center 
Buses will depart main loop at 8:30am 
Please contact JLP Prince at for more details 

Tuesday, Jan. 19

Revolutionary Love: A Public Assembly and Revival Against Islamophobia
12:30 pm
Letitia Pate Evans Dining Hall, Main Floor Statements of solidarity led by COSMO, Interfaith Council, and allies in our ASC Community
1:00 pm Breakout Discussion on Islamophobia, Alston Campus Center, Luchsinger Lounge

I, Too, Sing America: A Night of Poetry, Spoken Word, and Resilience
7 - 8 p.m.
Alston Campus Center, Luchsinger Lounge
Poetry, Spoken Word and Performance inspired by writers, poets, activists, and the legacy of social justice


Wednesday, Jan. 20

Dismantling Race, Class, Sexuality, and Gender: A Tweet Up Session @ASCDiversity
12 - 1 p.m.
Letitia Pate Evans Dining Hall Main Floor
Join us for an ASC Twitter discussion on marginalized identities and empowerment

Thursday, Jan. 21

The Danger of a Single Story: Life After the Diaspora 
7 - 8 p.m. 
Alston Campus Center, Luchsinger Lounge 
An interactive panel featuring ASC students, faculty, and staff focused on the African Diaspora 

Friday, Jan. 22

A History of Jewish Activism and the Civil Rights Movement: A Visit to the 
Breman Jewish Heritage and Holocaust Museum 
Buses will depart Agnes Scott Main Loop at 2 p.m. 
Please contact Tiffany Smith at with questions. 

Sponsors include: the Center for Global Diversity and Inclusion, the Gué Pardue Hudson Center for Leadership and Service, the Center for Student Involvement, COSMO, Center for Writing and Speaking, Department of Africana Studies, Department of English, Interfaith Council, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, the President’s Committee on Community Diversity, Programming Board, and the Elizabeth “Liz” Gilliland Chandler Memorial Fund for Diversity Programming