Damon Williams
Dr. Damon Williams

Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King Commemorative Series of Human Rights and Social Justice

January 14-27, 2017

Reclaiming the Beloved Community: Defiance in the Face of 21st Century Bigotry

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. 

A Christian Service in Honor of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Heather Lindsey

Sunday, January 14


Julia Thompson Smith Chapel

Co-Sponsored by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and Pinky Promise

Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Monday, January 15

8:30 a.m.

Co-Sponsored by the Center For Student Involvement and the Gué Pardue Hudson Center For Leadership and Service

DefendTPS: An Informational Session on Temporary Protected Status and How to Advocate for Change

Tuesday, January 16th

All Day

Alston Campus Center, Room 306

 “My Story is a Freedom Song Within My Soul”: The Activist Playlist for 2018

Wednesday, January 17

12:30 p.m.

Letitia Pate Evans Dining Hall

Inclusive Excellence Tour with Dr. Damon Williams, Author of Strategic Diversity Leadership: Activating Change and Transformation in Higher Education

Thursday, January, 18

Multiple Locations

Co-Sponsored with the Division of Academic Affairs, the Division of Student Affairs, Enrollment Services, Institutional Advancement, Office of Communications and Marketing, Office of the President, and the Wilson Endowment Fund

Lunch and Learn: “I’m Not a Ceremonial Symbol, I’m an Activist”: Coretta Scott King and the Fight for LGBTQ+ Inclusion

Thursday, January 18

1 p.m.

Alston Campus Center, Amelia Davis Luchsinger Lounge

“Shaping the Dream: Inclusive Excellence and the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”

Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation with Dr. Damon Williams

Friday January, 19

2 p.m.

Presser Hall, Gaines Chapel

InFocus: They Don’t Want Us to Win: Bias, Prejudice, and Collusion Through the Lens of White Supremacy

Tuesday, January 23

7 p.m.

Alston Campus Center, Amelia Davis Luchsinger Lounge 

SCOOT Film Series: A Trek to the River’s Edge

Wednesday, January 24

Mary Brown Bullock Science Center, Teasley Lecture Hall

“Native Lands: Indians and Georgia”: A Trip to the Atlanta History Center

Sunday, January 27


Atlanta History Center

Co-Sponsored with the Coalition of Student Multicultural Organizations