MLK Jr. Day ON!

Jan 18, 2021 at 9:00am to Jan 22, 2021 at 12:00pm
MLK Jr. Day ON!

Sunday, January 17

7:00 PM  

Prayer Vigil, Herbster Chapel
Led by Paul Sittason Stark, Chaplain and Director of Religious Life, Civic Engagement and Church Relations. Registration HERE in Canvas is required to receive the Zoom link. Registration for in-person attendance is required HERE. We invite you to share in spoken word, in poetry, in prayer, in monologue, in readings, in speaking your mind.  We invite you to share words of Dr. King as well as the many voices that speak for hope and change and truth and the Beloved Community the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr envisioned. 

Monday, January 18

9:00 AM

KEYNOTE Speaker Elrich L. “Pete” Green (‘78), Wickham Great Hall 
Pete’s presentation will focus on the theme “History through the Lens of Race.” Introduction by Shaun Gunnell, Coordinator of Multicultural Student Affairs & Co-Chair of DEIC; musical rendition of Lift Every Voice & Sing by Alexandria Carter, Elayna Brock, and Ayanna Hayes under the direction of Dr. Greg Ramsdell, Director of Choral Activities
Registration HERE in Canvas is required to receive the Zoom link.

10:30 AM

Traveling Museum, (Postponed until Black History Month, please check Inside calendar for updates.)
Pete Green, '78, will display artifacts which deal with race in the U.S.

7:00 PM  

Tiffin-Seneca Community Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day celebration, Virtual 
The Tiffin-Seneca Community Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day celebration is going virtual at 7:00 p.m., January 18, 2021. Click Here to get a link to join this celebration. Prior to 7:00 p.m. you will be taken to a Tiffin University weblink on the event.  At the time of the event you will be linked to a recording of this virtual event.

Addressing the theme “Seeking Justice: Make it Fair,” Dr. Trevor Bates, the newly appointed president of Wilmington College, will speak on “Keep Moving …Forward.” Bates was the founding Associate Dean of the Division of Health Sciences, Chair and Director of Athletic Training at Heidelberg University.

A traditional part of the celebration, this year’s choral selections include “Wade in the Water” performed by the masked Heidelberg University Concert Choir.

There will also be elementary school children who read their winning essays and the annual Peacemaker’s Award.

This event is sponsored by Heidelberg University, Tiffin University, the Sisters of St. Francis, and Dr. Robert Huntington and Dr. Susan McCafferty.  

All week

Berg Challenge
Collection of items for COVID support (paper towels, all sizes of ziploc bags, laundry soap, dryer sheets, toothpaste, dish soap, hand soap, razors, wash cloths, deodorant, body wash, adult size winter clothing (hats, gloves, socks, coats)  Donations can be placed in boxes around campus to be collected on Friday.  
 
Collection boxes will be with the team leader 
Library & Campus Center - Paul Stark
Aigler & Brennemann - Krista Kantner
Founders & UHall - Brady Gibson
EDC & Krammes - Linda Barger
Saurwein & Seiberling - Cindy Paul
Gillmor, Bareis & Adams - Kiki Lorann

Historical Figures of Great Impact, various locations around campus
Student organizations sponsored a poster board focusing on lesser known African Americans who have made significant contributions.  Sponsoring  organizations include: Berg Allies, Black Student Union, Catholic Newman Club, Chemistry Club, Disability Advocacy Division, Muslim Student Life, and World Student Union
Be sure to check out all of the poster boards to participate in a quiz at the end of the week.  A prize will be awarded for the most correct answers.

MLK, Jr. Art Show, available in Canvas

Tuesday, January 19

11:00 AM

History Panel Discussion, Virtual 
Featured panelists: Dr. Josh Bowman, Assistant Professor of Political Science; Dr. Courtney DeMayo Pugno, Executive Director of the Owen Center for  Teaching & Learning; Dr. David Hogan, Professor of History; and Dr. Neil Sass, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Registration HERE in Canvas is required to receive the Zoom link.

12:00 PM  

Letter from Birmingham Jail, Virtual
Featuring students directed by Stephen Svoboda, Assistant Professor of Theatre
Registration in Canvas HERE is required to receive the Zoom link.

3:00 PM

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Trivia Kahoot, Virtual
Facilitated by Julie Arnold, Director of Intercultural Student Affairs, and Maram Alforgani (’21), President of Muslim Student Life 
In this fun, interactive session using a Kahoot game, we will expand our knowledge of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy.
Registration HERE in Canvas is required to receive the Zoom link.

6:00 PM

History Through the Lens of Race Alumni Town Hall, Virtual
Make a reservation HERE.

Wednesday, January 20

11:00 AM

Search Advocate Implicit Bias Training Session, Virtual
Margaret Rudolph, Chief Human Resources Officer & Title IX Coordinator and DEIC Co-Chair (recording will be available at a later date)
Registration HERE in Canvas is required to receive the Zoom link.

“Undressing Microaggressions,” Wickham Great Hall
Presented by Ayanna Hayes (’21), President of Black Student Union 
Registration for in-person attendance is required HERE.

1:00 PM

Green Dot Bystander Intervention (For Faculty and Staff), Wickham Great Hall
Facilitated by John Sharp, Associate Director of Counseling
Registration for in-person attendance is required HERE.

3:00 PM

“No, You Cannot Touch My Hair,” Adams 101 
Presented by Margaret Rudolph, Chief Human Resources Officer & Title IX Coordinator and DEIC Co-Chair, Arinn Hayes (‘22), and Jurnee Starks (‘22)
Registration for in-person attendance is required HERE.

Thursday, January 21

11:00 AM  

“Historical Images,” Virtual
This session explores discrimination of people of color in media by Shaun Gunnell, Coordinator of Multicultural Student Affairs & DEIC Co-Chair (recording will be available at a later date)
Registration HERE in Canvas is required to receive the Zoom link.

2:00 PM

“The Hardest Part of Any Dream is Keeping it Going," Virtual
Aaron Nelson, '10, Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Competency Agent, Boys and Girls Club of Atlanta. An in-progress one-person show exploring the perceptions of the mind of a Black boy
Registration HERE in Canvas is required to receive the Zoom link,

6:00 PM

“Facing Our Truth,” 10 Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race, and Privilege with Discussion, Virtual
Directed by Stephen Svoboda, Assistant Professor of Theatre
Registration in Canvas HERE is required to receive the Zoom link.

Friday, January 22

All day

Social Media Campaign
Using various social media platforms, student organizations will write to senators, etc. and advocate for an issue of their choice which deals with poverty, healthcare, and King’s vision of beloved community

12:00 PM  

How Could You Be a Better Ally in the Face of Microaggressions, Virtual
This session will unpack Heidelberg students’ experiences of microaggressions and discuss what we can do to be better allies. Facilitated by Shaun Gunnell, Coordinator of Multicultural Student Affairs & Co Chair of DEIC; Julie Arnold, Director of Intercultural Student Affairs; and Paul Sittason Stark, Chaplain and Director of Religious Life, Civic Engagement and Church Relations.
Registration in Canvas HERE is required to receive the Zoom link.

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