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Rewriting History/Reclaiming Space: 50 Years after Brown v. Board of Education

Dartmouth's annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.
Monday, Jan. 12-Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004

Published January 12, 2004; Category: EVENTS

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For additional information call 646-3749 or visit

Monday, Jan. 12

Lecture: Donna Brazile
Social Policy Dialogue on African American participation in the electoral process with Donna Brazile, democratic political consultant and former Gore 2000 campaign manager. Sponsored by the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center.

Saturday, Jan. 17

Storytime and Movie at the DOC House
Kristina Garcia '04 and Norwich resident Judith Witters tell stories in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. A movie will follow. Geared toward children ages 4-10 and their families. Skating, cross-country skiing, and sledding will be offered outdoors. Presented by Outdoor Programs and the Dartmouth Outing Club.

  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Dartmouth Outing Club House

Fusion Dance Ensemble
A student troupe showcases high-energy dance styles, including hip-hop and jazz. The audience may join in. Presented by the HopStop Family Series.

  • 11 a.m.
  • Alumni Hall, Hopkins Center

Sunday, Jan. 18

Multi-Faith Celebration with William Cook: "A Network of Inescapable Mutuality: King, Gandhi, and the Bible"
Celebration honors the life and works of Martin Luther King Jr., featuring an address by William Cook, Professor of English and African American Studies and Israel Evans Professor of Oratory and Belles Lettres.

  • 3 p.m.
  • Rollins Chapel

Monday, Jan. 19

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dartmouth Speech: "Towards Freedom"
Continuous multimedia presentation of the speech Martin Luther King Jr. delivered in 105 Dartmouth Hall in 1962. On the web at

  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • 105 Dartmouth Hall

Community Lunch with the Right Rev. V. Gene Robinson: "Connecting the ISMs: Finding a Way into King's Wisdom"
Conversation with the Bishop Coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire. Light lunch provided. Seating is limited.

  • Noon
  • Collis Common Ground

Martin Luther King Jr. Drop-in Play Group
Organized by the Afro-American Society's Dartmouth Alliance for Children of Color. For children of all ages.

  • 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • Cutter/Shabazz Hall

Candlelight Vigil
Sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha.

  • 5 p.m.
  • Meet at Cutter/Shabazz Hall and walk to the Top of the Hop

Keynote Address by Shanta Driver: "Integration and Equality in American Society: Realizing the Dream on the 50th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education"
Shanta Driver is the National Coordinator of United for Equality and Affirmative Action, the organization that directed the student legal intervention in the University of Michigan Law School affirmative action case, and National Director of the Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action and Integration and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary.

  • 7 p.m.
  • Moore Theatre, Hopkins Center
  • Reception to follow at the Top of the Hop
  • Free tickets available at the Hop Box Office Tuesday, Jan. 13, at 10 a.m. Four-ticket limit per person. Ticket-holders must be in their seats by 6:45 p.m., then empty seats will be available to the public.

Tuesday, Jan. 20

What Matters to Me and Why?
Ozzie Harris '81, Special Assistant to the President for Institutional Diversity and Equity and Chair, MLK Celebration Committee, will discuss informally his perceptions of the significance of the MLK Celebration for the Dartmouth community. Light lunch provided.

  • Noon
  • Tucker Foundation

Women and Access to Education Panel: "That was Then, This is Now"
Moderated by Lori Arviso Alvord '79, Associate Dean of Student and Multicultural Affairs at DMS. With panelists Ella Edmondson Bell, Business Administration; Jocelyn Chertoff, Radiology and Ob-Gyn; Marianne Hirsch, Humanities; and Nicole Leonard '88, Campus Minister. Reception to follow.

  • 4:30 p.m.
  • Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall

SisterSong: Women of Color and Reproductive Rights
Discussion addresses implications of reproductive rights, especially for women of color. Presented by Women of Color Collective.

  • 6 p.m.
  • Casque and Gauntlet Lounge

Film: Intolerable Burden
In 1965, a family of sharecroppers enrolled their children in an all-white school in Drew, Mississippi. Their oral history and records captures how racism affected one family and one town, and what it means to be a courageous individual. Discussion to follow.

  • 7 p.m.
  • Arthur M. Loew Auditorium

Wednesday, Jan. 21

Lecture: Journalism Ethics is Not an Oxymoron
Lecture by Clarence Page, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, nationally syndicated columnist with the Chicago Tribune, and author of Showing My Color: Impolite Essays on Race and Identity. Presented by the Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Endowment.

  • 4:30 p.m.
  • Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall

Universes: Slanguage
Five young South Bronx performers break boundaries, fusing poetry, jazz, hip-hop, gritty blues and Spanish boleros with social conscience and politics. Universes straddles theater and the street with humor and emotional truth.

  • 7 p.m.
  • Moore Theater, Hopkins Center
  • $22, Dartmouth students $5
  • See also Thursday, Jan. 22

Thursday, Jan. 22

Community Hour: "Stir it Up: How to Make Things Happen at Dartmouth"
Student activists from campus organizations speak about methods for delivering their messages: what's worked and what hasn't. Panel and small group discussions presented by Palaeopitus. Light lunch provided.

  • Noon
  • Collis Common Ground

Lecture: The International Impact of the American Civil Rights Movement
Lecture by Mary Dudziak, Guirado Professor of Law and History, University of Southern California Law School, and expert on civil rights and the Cold War. Presented by the Rockefeller Center.

  • 4:30 p.m.
  • 105 Dartmouth Hall

Universes: Slanguage
See Wednesday, Jan. 21.

  • 7 p.m.
  • Moore Theater, Hopkins Center
  • $22, Dartmouth students $5

Film: Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin
Bayard Rustin was among the first freedom riders, an advisor to Martin Luther King Jr., and the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington. But he was kept out of the spotlight by his political liabilities as a conscientious objector during World War II, a Communist Party member and a homosexual.

  • 7 p.m.
  • Arthur M. Loew Auditorium
  • $7, Dartmouth ID $5

Friday, Jan. 23

Third Annual MLK Social Justice Awards
Honoring Jonathan Moore '54, Parent '87; Juan Cartagena '78; Douglas A. Tyson '81; and Joyce A. Sackey-Acheampong '85, DMS '89. With remarks by Nancy Jay Crumbine, Visiting Associate Professor of English.

  • 5 p.m.
  • Arthur M. Loew Auditorium
  • Reception to follow in the Kim Gallery, Hood Museum of Art

AREA Student Art Gallery Exhibition Opening

  • 8 p.m.-11 p.m.
  • Top of the Hop

Poetry Slam
Guest performers/judges Mildred Ruiz and Steven Sapp of Bronx-based theater company Universes join student and community poets.

  • 9 p.m.-11 p.m.
  • FUEL

Saturday, Jan. 24

Film: The Human Stain
A bold examination of race, class, and gender, starring Anthony Hopkins and Nicole Kidman.

  • 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.
  • Arthur M. Loew Auditorium
  • $7, Dartmouth ID $5

Monday, Jan. 26

Lecture: Can Democracy Take Root in the Muslim World?
Class of 1930 Fellow Lecture by HRH Prince Hassan Bin Talal of Jordan, the author of To Be a Muslim. Presented by the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center.

  • 4 p.m.
  • Cook Auditorium, Murdough Center

Interactive Discussion: "Paralyzed WWII Veterans: Disability Access Trailblazers"
In 1947, 14 paralyzed WWII veterans founded Paralyzed Veterans of America. This discussion will explore their story and the connections between manhood, disability and freedom. Facilitated by Giavanna Munafo, Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity. Dessert and coffee provided.

  • 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • Center for Women and Gender

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Film: Mendez v. Westminster: For All the Children, Para Todos los Ni��os
Until 1947, California had separate schools for whites and Mexicans. The case of Mendez v. Westminster illustrates how the desegregation of California schools was rooted in the wartime internment of the state's Japanese-American residents and presaged Brown v. Board of Education seven years later. Discussion to follow.

  • Noon
  • 101 Collis

Sunday, Feb. 1

Hood Museum of Art Family Day: "Celebrating Cultures"
Hands-on activities, sculpture-making, looking games and storytelling help visitors explore art from the Middle East, China, Africa, Europe and America. For children ages 6-12 and their adult companions.

  • Noon-5 p.m.
  • Hood Museum of Art


Lateral Thinking: Art of the 1990s
This exhibition features 40 contemporary artists from North America, South America, Central America, Cuba, China and Europe. The works defy categorization by style, school or media, but a number of ideas recur throughout the show, like the body; the construction of identity (gender, personal, social, ethnic); the role of the artist; and our relationship to everyday occurrences and objects.

  • Jan. 17-March 14
  • Hood Museum of Art; Jaffe-Friede and Strauss Galleries, Hopkins Center

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