2017 MLK Day Celebration


The 2017 E&H MLK Day event will present a series of programs that ask us to consider Dr. King’s call for communities to respond to oppression by becoming sanctuaries and to determine what it would take for E&H to become a community in Southwestern Virginia that is truly welcoming, a place where everyone can find “home.”

MLK Day at Emory & Henry College is coordinated by the MLK Day Planning Team and sponsored by the Office of Spiritual Life. For more information contact Mary K. Briggs, College Chaplain, at _Bb-Gw`|jy?^dJ%C]#[M*Ez-_Hp%_~Bm+f5.


Event Overview

January 11

January 12

January 13

January 15

January 18



Wednesday, January 11
"Faithful Witness in Divided Times"
Interfaith Prayer Service

7:30PM in Memorial Chapel Sanctuary (Lyceum Credit)

The Association for Religious Diversity is partnering with the MLK Day planning team to present an interfaith prayer service to remind us how faith can inspire us to be examples of God’s love, even when the world is in chaos. The Rev. Dwayne Mabry will perform a dramatic reading of Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream” speech. The choir of First Baptist Church in Chilhowie will provide spiritual music. Participants will be led in prayers from a variety of religious traditions.

For more information, contact ARD president Ana Rampy at E47V\Gms=?{yBAot1]#[}'*4J4g!NVab|JUY% or Safa Farhounand at 8ck#*_x?WRp[m`6]uw1A4]#[+JMxmOn&5AUg|wvFY$q|*.


Thursday, January 12
SGA Student Forum
"If You Really Knew Me..."

7:30 PM in Martin Brock Gym (Lyceum Credit)

In the style of the MTV television series "If You Really Knew Me" (which focuses on youth subculture and different cliques in high schools), this SGA Student Forum is an interactive event that will challenge stereotypes and help unite members of our student body. It will provide a safe space in which people from all walks of life can share personal stories dealing dealing with any types of discrimination which have had a major impact on their lives.


Friday, January 13
"Remember the Titans"
Movie Screening

5:30PM in Wiley Auditorium

The movie "Remember the Titans tells the story of how a town torn apart by resentment, friction, and mistrust comes together in triumphant harmony. Following the film, there will be a talk-back discussion. Real Reel (a Spiritual Life group that discusses religious and ethical themes in films) is partnering with the Planning Team to present this event. FREE PIZZA will be served at 5:30 PM, just before the film begins.

For more information, contact the Real Reel coordinator B.G. Loper (PEli&U/G~Qpvjzef]#[/.\ZiH?V?3YZs`J\).


Sunday, January 15
Step Afrika! Performance

7:30PM on McGlothlin Center for the Arts Main Stage (Lyceum Credit)

Step Afrika! was founded in 1994 as the first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping. It now ranks as one of the top ten African American dance companies in the United States, serving as the only dance troupe to represent the US State Department internationally as Cultural Ambassadors. Step Afrika! recently performed at the White House and the opening of the new African American History Museum in Washington, DC, and now they will perform at Emory & Henry College as part of our MLK Day celebration. www.stepafrika.org