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Inside/Out: Making the Invisible Visible

Dartmouth College's Annual Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.
January 15-February 6, 2005

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

SATURDAY, January 15
HopStop Family Series: Lift Every Voice and Sing!
The Dartmouth Gospel Choir unleashes uplifting spirituals and contemporary gospel hits. Participatory.

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

SUNDAY, January 16
Multi-faith celebration with Judith Byfield: Echoes of History: King in Africa
Multi-faith celebration in honor of the life and works of Martin Luther King Jr., featuring an address by Judith Byfield, Assoc. Prof. of History.

  • 3 p.m.
  • Rollins Chapel

Film: The Birth of a Nation
D.W. Griffith's controversial silent film about the Civil War period, renowned for its innovative filmmaking techniques but reviled for its unfettered racism. With introduction by Mark Williams, Assoc. Prof. of Film and Television Studies. (See Jan. 17 and 18 for related panel discussion and performance.)

  • 7-10:30 p.m.
  • Brace Commons, E. Wheelock St., across from Alumni Gym

MONDAY, January 17
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. Also on the web.

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

Community lunch with William Cook and Martin Favor: Two Views of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man
Discussion with William Cook, Prof. of English and African American Studies and Evans Prof. of Oratory and Belles Lettres, and Martin Favor, Assoc. Prof. of English. Light lunch provided.

  • 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.

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

Panel Discussion: History Written with Lightning
The artistic, social and historical impact of the divisive film The Birth of a Nation is addressed by DJ Spooky and faculty members. (See Jan. 16 and 18 for related film screening and performance.)

  • 3:30 p.m.
  • Brace Commons, E. Wheelock St., across from Alumni Gym

Candlelight Vigil
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. invites the community to meet at Cutter Shabazz Hall and march to the Top of the Hop for poetry and reflection on Martin Luther King Jr.'s influence.

  • 5 p.m.
  • Cutter Shabazz Hall

Keynote Address by Dorothy Allison: Until Justice Roll Down Like Water
Award-winning author Dorothy Allison addresses issues of class, gender, sexual orientation, sexual violence, shame and poverty in books including Bastard Out of Carolina; Two or Three Things I Know for Sure; and Skin: Talking About Sex, Class and Literature.

  • 7 p.m.
  • The Moore Theater, Hopkins Center
  • Reception to follow at the Top of the Hop
  • Free tickets available at the Hopkins Center Box Office beginning Wed., Jan. 12 at 10 a.m., four-ticket limit per person, ticket-holders must be in their seats by 6:45 p.m., after which empty seats become available to the general public

TUESDAY, January 18
What Matters to Me and Why? with Clarence Hardy
Discussion with Clarence Hardy, Asst. Prof. of Religion. Light lunch provided.

  • noon
  • Tucker Foundation, South Fairbanks

Hopkins Center Performance: DJ Spooky's Rebirth of a Nation: Written, created and performed by Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid
D.W. Griffith's landmark silent film The Birth of a Nation, used as a recruitment tool for the Ku Klux Klan, has sparked controversy since its original 1915 screening. In this performance DJ Spooky "remixes" the film, blending original footage with new video imagery and live audio of violin, jungle and hip-hop. Spotlight discussion to follow. (See Jan. 16 and 17 for related film screening and panel discussion.) Performance contains mature images and themes.

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

WEDNESDAY, January 19
Men in Black Dresses: A Talk with Yvonne Seng
Historian Yvonne Seng discusses her journey to monasteries, mosques and Sufi enclaves in Syria and Egypt to ask the most powerful religious leaders of the Middle East what they think about the state of the human soul in the age of technology.

  • 4 p.m.
  • 105 Dartmouth Hall

DFS Hopkins Center Film: Do the Right Thing
As the temperature rises in Brooklyn, racial tensions threaten to boil over. Told through the eyes of a pizza deliveryman, Spike Lee's brilliant breakthrough film transforms grim social realities with music, humor and exuberant invention.

  • 7 p.m.
  • Spaulding Auditorium
  • $7, Dartmouth students with ID $5

THURSDAY, January 20
Community Hour with Palaeopitus: Students Speak Out: Cliques at Dartmouth
Student discussion addressing group dynamics on campus. Light lunch provided.

  • noon
  • Collis Common Ground

FRIDAY, January 21
Artist Lecture by Lorna Simpson
Lorna Simpson will speak about her work, including her video installation Corridor, in which she addresses the experiences of African American women in colonial and 1950s society. (See "Ongoing" below for related exhibition.) Reception opening the exhibition Transcending Time: Recent Work by Bill Viola and Lorna Simpson to follow in the Kim Gallery, Hood Museum of Art.

  • 4:30 p.m.
  • Arthur M. Loew Auditorium, Hood Museum of Art

MLK Poetry Slam with SoulScribes
SoulScribes join student and community poets in this celebration of the spoken word.

  • 9-11 p.m.
  • FUEL, Collis Center

SATURDAY, January 22
MLK Storytime at the D.O.C. House
Aekta Shah '05 tells stories geared toward children ages 2-8 and their families in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Skating, cross-country skiing and sledding offered outdoors.

  • noon-2 p.m.
  • Dartmouth Outing Club House

SUNDAY, January 23
Dartmouth Film Society Hopkins Center Film: MoolaadŽ
Sembene's newest film takes on the ancient but increasingly contested African practice of female circumcision. His critique is also a celebration of the warmth and dynamism of African village life.

  • 7 & 9:30 p.m.
  • Spaulding Auditorium
  • $7, Dartmouth students with ID $5

MONDAY, January 24
Fifth Annual Stonewall Lecture in GLBTS by Jewelle Gomez: Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll, and Revolution
Award-winning poet, novelist, and essayist Jewelle Gomez, a founding member of Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), is as well known for her media activism as she is for her literary work. 

  • 3:30 p.m.
  • 13 Carpenter

FRIDAY, January 28
AREA Student Art Gallery Exhibition Opening: Between the Lines
Featuring student photographs, paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, animations, music and more.

  • 8-11 p.m.
  • Top of the Hop, Hopkins Center

SATURDAY, January 29
Fourth Annual MLK Social Justice Awards
Honoring William Sloane Coffin Jr.; David Shipler '64; Trudell Guerue Jr. '74; Jeffrey Swartz TU '84; Thomas Clark '92, DMS '01; and Jennifer Rottmann '02. Reception to follow at the Top of the Hop

  • 5 p.m.
  • Alumni Hall, Hopkins Center

FRIDAY, February 4
A Forum on Interracial Dating
Student discussion on interracial dating at Dartmouth. This forum will be used as a way for all Dartmouth community members to engage in stimulating dialogue about interracial dating issues that are pertinent to today's society.

  • 6 p.m.
  • Alumni Hall, Hopkins Center

SUNDAY, February 6
Art and Words: A Writing and Bookmaking Workshop for Teens
Writing teacher Mary Otto will lead participants in writing activities as a way to explore works of art in the exhibition Transcending Time. In the studio, participants will use a variety of beautiful papers to create a writing journal. For grades 10-12.

  • 1-4 p.m.
  • Hood Museum of Art
  • Enrollment is limited to 15 and costs $5 per person. Register by Jan. 24 by calling 646-1469.

ONGOING
Hood Museum of Art Exhibition: Transcending Time: Recent Work by Bill Viola and Lorna Simpson
In her elegant and provocative video installation Corridor (2003), Simpson addresses the experiences of African American women in colonial and 1950s society and in the process explores issues of gender and race in America.

  • Jan. 22-Mar. 13
  • Hood Museum of Art

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Last Updated: 12/17/08