Coretta Scott King and MKL Jr.Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King Commemorative Week of Human Rights and Social Justice

January 16-29, 2017

Controlling the Narrative and Resurrecting Memory: A Call to Action

Sponsors include the Gay Johnson McDougall Center for Global Diversity and Inclusion, the Center for Student Involvement, COSMO, the Department of Africana Studies, the Department of Political Science, Pinky Promise, the Office of the President and the Elizabeth “Liz” Gilliland Chandler Memorial Fund for Diversity Programming. 

Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
Dismantling the Modern Slave Trade: Abolishing Human Trafficking Once and For All
Monday, January 16
12:30-6:30 p.m.
Multiple locations

Please contact JLP Prince at for more details.

Existence as Resistance: A Healing and Resilience Circle
Tuesday January 17
6 p.m.
Letitia Pate Evans Dining Hall, Rooms AB

Join Atlanta Healing Justice organizers, Sonali Sadequee and Tamika Middleton, for a facilitated community healing ritual and conversation on energizing and sustaining our capacities for resiliency, justice, and humanity.

Wednesday, January 18
1 p.m.
Letitia Pate Evans Dining Hall

Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in a visual campaign in support of justice and human rights; as we prepare to participate in the Women's March on Washington and the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women, we encourage you to create signs that share the issues and movements you are passionate about with the hashtag #WhyIMarch.

They Tried to Bury Us. They Didn't Know We Were Seeds: An Alumnae Panel
Thursday, January 19
7-9 p.m.
Letitia Pate Evans Dining Hall, Rooms ABC

This panel discussion focuses on issues of human rights and social justice—featuring Agnes Scott alumnae who represent diverse voices that address issues of being undocumented, Islamophobia, sexual assault and gender inclusion.

Scotties at the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women
Saturday, January 21
1 p.m.
Center for Civil and Human Rights

Students, faculty, staff and alumnae are invited to attend the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women, a peaceful Atlanta-based demonstration of solidarity amongst underrepresented communities in partnership with the Women’s March on Washington D.C. Please contact Kristian Contreras at for more details.

Mass Criminalization and the Prison Industrial Complex: A Film Screening of "13th"
Sunday, January 22 
7 p.m.
Buttrick Hall, Room G4

The Gay Johnson McDougall Center for Global Diversity and Inclusion and the Black Power Book Club will host a discussion and screening of Ava DuVernay’s documentary "13th."

InFocus: Coretta and Cardi B—Politics of Respectability and Womanhood
Tuesday, January 24
7-8 p.m.
Alston Campus Center, Amelia Davis Luchsinger Lounge

Join us for a conversation at the intersection of pop culture and history. How have both Coretta Scott King and Cardi B engaged in social movements? How have the politics of respectability affected how both women are viewed? How does popular culture celebrate and vilify womanhood? We invite you to share opinions, ideas, critiques and social commentary.


#WaterisLife: A Campaign for Clean Water and Human Rights
Wednesday, January 25
1-2 p.m.
Letitia Pate Evans Dining Hall

We encourage students, faculty and staff to engage in a photo campaign centered on the fight for clean water in Flint, Michigan—a city still without clean water—and indigenous communities who continue to fight for access to clean water. The photo campaign will be shared on social media in hopes of raising awareness and education.


Why Bernie Didn’t Make It: Neoliberalism and the Failure of American Politics with Dr. Adolph Reed 
Thursday, January 26
7 p.m.
Letitia Pate Evans Dining Hall, Rooms ABC

Adolph Reed, political scientist and race theorist, will lead a public lecture on identity politics through the lens of the climate of the recent presidential election and social constructs that inform political thought.


Atlanta Outings: "Hidden Figures" Film Showing
Friday, January 27
6 p.m.
Atlantic Station

Students can purchase tickets to a showing of "Hidden Figures"—a film that centers on the African American women who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. Tickets are $10. Contact Miriam Panton at for more information.


Let Freedom Ring: A Christian Service in Honoring MLK Jr.
Sunday, January 22
2 p.m.
Julia Thompson Smith Chapel

Pinky Promise is excited to co-sponsor this special event to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We will reflect on the significance of Dr. King's life as a Christian and how his faith informed his civil and human rights advocacy.