Kenyon’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has put together a program of events in honor of Martin Luther King Day, and they really shouldn’t be passed up. We’ve put together an easy guide of what’s happening today and tomorrow and why you should go!
The Demands of Inner Truth
When: Monday, 3-5 p.m.
Where: Rosse Hall
Advertised in the above poster, this program features speaker Dr. Cleveland Sellers Jr. a civil rights legend. He will be talking about how activism has changed over the years and what it looks like today. There will also be performances by the Chamber Singers and the Handsome Devils.
Black Women/Black Lives
When: January 16 – January 20 (opens every day starting at 1 p.m.)
Where: Meier-Draudt Curatorial Classroom, Gund Gallery
“Black Women/Black Lives explores the symbolic and narrative portrayal of Black women in art and material culture inspired by Civil Rights and Black liberation movements of the 1960s through our own 21st century moment. Anchored by recent gifts from Gund Gallery Board Member David Horvitz ‘74 and his wife Francie Bishop Good to the Gund Gallery Collection, this Gund Associate (intern)-curated exhibition offers a gendered lens through which to view 20th century civil rights activism so that we may better understand the roots and the aspirations of the political consciousness generated by Black liberation art, ephemera and digital culture today. Artists: Bob Adelman, Romare Bearden, Claire Beckett ‘00, Bruce Davidson, Wanda Ewing, Jacob Lawrence, Faith Ringgold, Lorna Simpson, Renée Stout, and material culture from Interference Archive (NY).” – Gund Gallery
“Guess Who’s Coming to Shaker” Storytime with Dr. Ted Mason
When: Tuesday, Common Hour
Where: Peirce Lounge
As a part of the DA Storytime series, Professor Mason will be sharing his child experience as one the first black families in Shaker Heights, Ohio, which will be followed by a discussion.