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Calendar of Events 2015

As we continue to add to our calendar of events, please check back often for updates.
Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted


 Thursday, January 15


Geisel School of Medicine Film
6:00 pm, Chilcott Auditorium


Sunday, January 18

Starsky Wilson 

Community Faith Celebration
with Reverend Starsky Wilson
2-3:30pm pm, Rollins Chapel

Monday, January 19

 Denise Anthony

Human Resources presents
MLK Day Employee Celebration Breakfast
with Professor Denise Anthony
*8:30-10 am, Hanover Inn, Grand Ballroom
Pre-registration required: ABC signup or (603) 646-3411

 MLK towards freedom

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Speech at Dartmouth
Towards Freedom: An Audiorecording of King's Speech with Images from the Civil Rights Movements
9 am-3 pm, 105 Dartmouth Hall
presentation loops approximately every hour
Also at


Tucker Foundation Service Opportunity
MLK Day of Service: Dartmouth Gives Back
10am-3pm, Collis Commonground

 student forum

Student Forum on Global Learning
with Opening Address
11:30am-3:30 pm, Haldeman & Kemeny Halls
Sessions run throughout the day
Info and full presentation abstracts:

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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Presents
22nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Candlelight Vigil Procession
5 pm, gather at Cutter-Shabazz Hall, first floor 

 Ella LJ Bell

Keynote Address by Professor Ella LJ Bell
*7 pm, The Moore Theater, Hopkins Center
Reception to follow at the Top of the Hop
Free tickets at the Hop Box Office beginning noon January 13th w/Dartmouth ID
beginning 10 am January 15th for general public 4-ticket limit per person
Ticket holders must take seats by 6:45pm, after which empty seats become available to all

 Wednesday, January  21


The Hood Museum of Art Presents
"Mine Eyes Have Seen:"
Photographer Harry Benson and the Mourning of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
5:00-6:00pm, Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art

The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968, sent shockwaves worldwide and sparked riots around the United States. As Americans mourned King, Scottish-born photographer Harry Benson traveled between Memphis and Atlanta, capturing images of the marches and memorials organized in King’s honor, as well as poignant shots of King’s family as they grieved. Join the Hood Museum of Art’s Curatorial Assistant Jessica Womack ‘14 in a gallery talk about this exhibition.


 Thursday, January 22


"We were There" Dartmouth and the Civil Rights Movement
Faculty and Student Panel
Sponsored by the Rockefeller Center
Filene Auditorium


Geisel School of Medicine Keynote Address and Reception
Dr. Wayne Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, MACP Adjunct Professor of Healthcare Management
5:30 pm Keynote, 6pm Reception
Wayne Joseph Riley served from January 2007 to June 2013 as the 10th President and Chief Executive Officer of historic Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee, the nation’s largest, private, independent, historically black academic health center dedicated to educating health professionals. .


Friday, January 23


Hopkins Center Film
7pm, Spaulding, Hopkins Center for the Arts

A.O. Scott says, “You want to see this movie, and you will want to talk about it afterward, even if the conversation feels a little awkward. If it doesn’t, you’re doing it wrong.” Dear White People follows four black students at an Ivy League college where riots break out after an ill-conceived “African American" themed party. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, this poignant comedy explores racial identity in "post-racial" America while weaving a universal story of forging one's unique path. D: Justin Simien, US, 2014, 100m

General admission $8 ▪ Dartmouth ID/Children 12 & under $5
Tickets on sale now at , in person at the Hop Box Office, and 30 minutes before start

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Student Performance Showcase
LIFTED: A Celebration of Unity and Song
Time and location, TBD

Saturday, January 24


Hopkins Center Film

*7 pm, LOEW, Black Family Visual Arts Center

Set in Thatcher-era England, this outrageous, heartfelt comedy tells the true story of an unlikely partnership. In solidarity, a small group of gay London activists travels to rural Wales to support a beleaguered village (Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton) during the 1984 miners strike. Needless to say, the townspeople are somewhat flummoxed by their champions. This is the Holy Grail for filmmakers: a story with a message that is also shamelessly entertaining, moving and funny. D: Matthew Warchus, UK, 2014, 120m

General admission $8 ▪ Dartmouth ID/Children 12 & under $5
Tickets on sale now at , in person at the Hop Box Office, and 30 minutes before start

 Sunday, January 25


Hopkins Center Film
She's Beautiful When She's Angry
*4 pm, LOEW, Black Family Visual Arts Center

This exhilarating documentary is a must-see for anyone dissatisfied with current gender politics—it will answer questions you didn’t even know you had. She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, brilliant activists who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971. Artfully combining archival imagery with interviews with key leaders, the film dramatizes the evolving feminist movements in all their quarrelsome, scandalous, hilarious and heart-wrenching glory.    D: Mary Dore, US, 2014, 92m          

General admission $8 ▪ Dartmouth ID/Children 12 & under $5

Tuesday, January 27


ID&E Film Presentation
A Better Life
12 noon-2 pm, 324 Blunt Alumni Center
Brown bag lunch; beverages and dessert provided

A gardener in East LA struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while trying to give his son the opportunities he never had.
This film is uncommon among Hollywood production in that it is set in a Hispanic community and features an almost entirely Hispanic cast.
It is a great film to explore the culture and geography of LA. Father Greg Boyle of Homeboy Industries, helped Director Chris Weitz and his crew with finding locations and making their film as authentic as possible. The language of the script was modified to reflect the actual slang used in Los Angeles, reflecting linguist differences from street-to-street.
The New Yorker critic Richard Body wrote: “The story unfolds without hagiography, pity, or trumped-up heroism, as the filmmaker approaches the lives of everyday people with modest compassion and imaginative sympathy.

Wednesday, January 28


Interactive Panel
Presented by the Geisel School of Medicine
Programmed in conjunction with the MLK Celebration

Thursday, January 29

 Social Justice clock tower

Martin Luther King Jr.
Social Justice Awards and Honoree Panel Discussion
4:30 pm, Location Georgiopoulos Classroom, Raether Building, Tuck School of Business
Reception to follow

Friday, January 30

  Hopkins Center Performance
Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits
*8pm, Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center

Last Updated: 12/15/14