Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration | Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013
Join us at Carolina for a week of cooperatively planned events to commemorate the ideals of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact UNC-Chapel Hill Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at (919) 962-6962 or by email.
Women’s Work with Civil Rights: The Story of Ella Baker | 5:00 pm | Stone Center Hitchcock Multipurpose Room
Recognize. The Carolina Women’s center invites you to recognize the accomplishments of women throughout the Civil Rights Movement. This event is dedicated to Ella Baker and her contributions to SNCC and civil rights. A screening and short discussion of Fundi: The Story of Ella Baker will take place. Light refreshments will be provided. Sponsor: Carolina Women’s Center. Contact: Kendra Hickman at email@example.com.
A Time to Break Silence: An Interactive Discussion | 7:00 pm | FedEx Global Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
Initiate. To commemorate the legacy of MLK’s speech, the Campus Y will host “A Time to Break Silence” — a moderated Q&A with legendary football coach and activist Coach Herman Boone (portrayed by Denzel Washington in the film Remember the Titans). Come and explore how one football coach took a bold stand for racial equality in the divided city of Alexandria, VA. Coach Boone will share lessons and anecdotes from the 1971 football season at T.C. Williams High School and help us explore how everyone can continue to break silence and take a stand for equality. Sponsor: Campus Y. Contact: Anna Thornton at firstname.lastname@example.org or Brandon Wong at email@example.com.