In 2016, the President's Diversity Council presented a mini-series for Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Week intended to engage our community in a conversation about Dr. King's legacy and philosophies and the intractable and interrelated problems of violence, racism and hatred.

"The Violence of Hate" theme was chosen in response to the growing frequency of violent events in our country. The week included lectures, discussions and workshops as well as a day of service, a screening of A Force More Powerful: Nashville, We Were Warriors, the annual Beloved Community Dinner and "A Service for Peace and Justice" at Rooke Chapel.

Learn More About MLK Week 2016


Charitable Donations Drive

Thank you to all members of the campus community who donated to the Martin Luther King Jr. Week Charitable Donations Drive.

Collection Totals:

  • Toiletries: 798
  • Hats & Mittens: 184
  • Can Foods: 343
  • Boxed Cereal: 134
  • Cash Donations: $139.68

Organizations supported with these donations:

  • Haven Ministry homeless shelter
  • Head Start comprehensive preschool program
  • Lewisburg Area School District Families in Need Program
  • American Red Cross
  • Transitions crisis center

Summary of Events

"The Violence of Hate" included lectures, discussions and workshops for students, faculty and staff.

Presenters included Haider Hamza, Mark Barden, Ian Hockley, Jeremy Richman, David Wheeler, Jack Levin, Nyle Fort, Jim Lawson and Jennifer L. Pozner.

MLK Week 2016 Presentations
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