The University of Wyoming is hosting its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Days of Dialogue from February 8 to 12. It’s a virtual event this year, as many are nowadays. Nevertheless, there is an impressive slate of presenters as well as other activities.
Keynote speaker Dr. Yusef Salaam served nearly seven years for a crime he did not commit as one of the since-exonerated “Central Park Five.” He will discuss his story and the need for justice reform on February 9 at 5:30 p.m. Zoom registration for his talk is at http://bit.ly/MLKDODKeynote.
On February 11 at 5:30 p.m. there is a “Conversation with Donna Brazile and Ana Navarro.” Former Democratic National Committee Interim Chair Donna Brazile and former Republican strategist and political contributor Ana Navarro will discuss today’s political landscape virtually with the University’s community. You can submit questions for a Q&A that will follow the conversation. Send questions to the School of Culture, Gender & Social Justice (email@example.com) by Sunday, Feb. 7. Zoom registration is at http://bit.ly/UWyoDonnaAna
The Willena Stanford Award program is occurring February 8 at 7:00 p.m. Stanford was a former UW instructor in African American and Diaspora Studies. She was known for her firm commitment to equitable education for all UW students. The award honors UW students nominated for their strong commitment to diversity. Zoom registration is at https://uwyo.zoom.us/j/95099164758.
This year MLK DOD is focused on exploring the historic Civil Rights Movements—past and present—that have shaped America and analyzing our paths toward freedom.
MLK DOD is for everyone. The program seeks to engage students, staff, faculty, and community members through its programming and dialogue.
The core goals of MLK DOD are:
- Provide a positive environment for Black identified students to celebrate their culture and collective history in community.
- Facilitate community-based, culturally responsive, and trauma-informed learning experiences focused on racial justice and improving campus climate.
- Empower and encourage individuals to engage with racial justice issues in their communities.
Events are captioned. If you need assistance accessing any of the programs, contact the program organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Post submitted by the AHC’s Simpson Archivist Leslie Waggener.