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Between Heaven and Hell: Religion, Politics, and Civil Rights

Dartmouth's annual celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 11 - February 6, 2006

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

For additional information call 646-3749 or visit www.dartmouth.edu/~ide.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11
HOP OUTREACH LECTURE BY BILL T. JONES
"DOES MIGHT MAKE RIGHT?"
Choreographer Bill T. Jones discusses patriotism, the direction of the United States, and making the personal political. (See January 12 and 13 for related performance.)

  • 8 p.m.
  • 105 Dartmouth Hall

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company

THURSDAY, JANUARY 12
HOPKINS CENTER PERFORMANCE BY BILL T. JONES/ARNIE ZANE DANCE COMPANY
"BLIND DATE"

Renowned choreographer Bill T. Jones fuses movement and social concerns in a provocative exposé of honor, loyalty, and sacrifice - both as noble ideals and destructive extremes. Discussion with Bill T. Jones and company members follows. Contains adult themes and/or nudity.

  • 7 p.m.
  • Moore Theater
  • $30, Dartmouth students $5

LECTURE: THE REV. AL SHARPTON
The Rev. Al Sharpton will speak on civil rights, sponsored by the Young Democrats at Dartmouth.

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

FRIDAY, JANUARY 13
HOPKINS CENTER PERFORMANCE BY BILL T. JONES/ARNIE ZANE DANCE COMPANY
"BLIND DATE"
See January 12 listing for description. Discussion with Bill T. Jones and company members follows. Contains adult themes and/or nudity.

  • 8 p.m.
  • Moore Theater
  • $30, Dartmouth students $5

The Hon. Rev. H. Carl McCall

SUNDAY, JANUARY 15
COMMUNITY FAITH CELEBRATION WITH H. CARL MCCALL '58
A celebration honoring the life and works of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., featuring an address by the Hon. Rev. H. Carl McCall, chairman of the Higher Education Conference Board, board member of TYCO International, and former New York State comptroller. With music by the Dartmouth Gospel Choir.

  • 3 p.m.
  • Rollins Chapel

FILM AND DISCUSSION WITH ECHO BROWN '06
CRASH
A provocative, unflinching look at the complexities of racial conflict in America, Crash challenges audiences to question their own prejudices. A discussion with Echo Brown '06 follows.

  • 7 p.m.
  • Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

MONDAY, JANUARY 16
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.'S DARTMOUTH SPEECH
"TOWARDS FREEDOM"
Continuous multimedia presentation of the speech the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered in 105 Dartmouth Hall in 1962. Also on the web at www.dartmouth.edu/~mlk.

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

PANEL ON RELIGION, POLITICS, AND CIVIL RIGHTS
"WHAT IS THE PLACE OF SPIRITUAL BELIEF IN SECULAR POLITICS?"
First of a series of four Monday panels, featuring professors Steve Swayne, Clarence Hardy, Irene Kacandes, Bruce Nelson, and Misagh Parsa. Light lunch provided.

  • Noon to 3 p.m.
  • 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 to 5 p.m.
  • Cutter Shabazz Hall

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 the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s influence.

  • 5 p.m.
  • Meet at Cutter Shabazz Hall

Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr

KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY THE REV. DR. JAMES A. FORBES, JR.
"THE SOURCE, SCOPE, AND SPIRIT OF THE DREAM"
The Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr. is senior minister of the Riverside Church, one of the largest multicultural congregations in the nation. A longtime faculty member at Union Theological Seminary, he has cochaired A Partnership of Faith, an interfaith organization of clergy among New York's Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, and Protestant communities. Reception at the Top of the Hop will follow address.

  • 7 p.m.
  • Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center
  • Tickets available at the Hop Box Office beginning January 10 and 11 for those with a Dartmouth ID. Tickets for the general public available beginning January 12. All tickets free, limit four per person. Ticket holders must be in their seats by 6:45 p.m., after which empty seats become available to non-ticket holders.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 17
"WHAT MATTERS TO ME AND WHY" WITH HENRY L. ATKINS, JR.

Discussion with the Rev. Canon Henry L. Atkins, Jr., interim priest, St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Hanover.  Light lunch provided.

  • Noon
  • Tucker Foundation

WOMEN OF COLOR COLLECTIVE DISCUSSION
"FEMINISM AND RELIGION"

A discussion on the compatibility of feminism and religion. Are the values of these two ideologies opposed or is there room to practice both in our personal lives and in society?

  • 6 p.m.
  • Casque and Gauntlet, on Main Street in Hanover by the Dirt Cowboy Café

HOP OUTREACH DISCUSSION WITH WILLIAM YELLOW ROBE, JR.
"CLAIMING OUR RELATIONS: EXPLORING THE NATIVE AMERICAN/AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE"
Assiniboine playwright William Yellow Robe, Jr. discusses the historical intersections between Native American and African American cultures and examines their shared experiences of antagonism and allegiance. (See January 19 for related performance.)

  • 7 p.m.
  • Faculty Lounge, Hopkins Center

Annelise Orleck

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18
ROCKEFELLER CENTER LECTURE BY ANNELISE ORLECK
"WHAT IF POOR MOTHERS RAN THE WORLD? SOME LESSONS FROM LAS VEGAS"
Lecture by Professor of History and Chair of Jewish Studies Annelise Orleck, author of Storming Caesars Palace: How Black Mothers Fought Their Own War on Poverty.

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

DARTMOUTH FILM SOCIETY HOPKINS CENTER FILM
PARADISE NOW
An uncannily intimate, rigorously credible account of the final hours of two young Palestinian suicide bombers.

  • 7 and 9 p.m.
  • Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center
  • $7, Dartmouth I.D. $5

THURSDAY, JANUARY 19
COMMUNITY HOUR WITH PALAEOPITUS
"SACRED SPACES: UNITING OR DIVIDING COMMUNITIES AT DARTMOUTH?"
Talk with members of Palaeopitus Senior Society about the spaces you feel embrace or reject the idea of community. Light lunch provided.

  • Noon
  • Collis Common Ground

Trinity Repertory Company/Renumbra Theatre Company

HOPKINS CENTER PERFORMANCE BY TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY/PENUMBRA THEATRE
COMPANY GRANDCHILDREN OF THE BUFFALO SOLDIERS
Considered too Black to be Native, a family must wrestle with prejudice on the "rez" and with soul-searing questions of identity that drive a wedge between brothers. Discussion with the playwright, William Yellow Robe, Jr., and cast follows. (See January 17 for related discussion.) American Sign Language interpreted. Mild adult language; recommended for ages 12 and up.

  • 7 p.m.
  • Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center
  • $24, Dartmouth students $5, 18 and under $14

FRIDAY, JANUARY 20
SOULSCRIBES MLK POETRY SLAM
Join student and community poets in this celebration of the spoken word. Cash prize; first-place winner will be invited to perform at the MLK Social Justice Awards on January 27.

  • 9 to 11 p.m.
  • FUEL, Collis Center

SATURDAY, JANUARY 21
HOPKINS CENTER FILM
USHPIZIN
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish Israeli couple struggles to afford the high costs of religious observance.

  • 7 and 9 p.m.
  • Loew Theater
  • $7, Dartmouth I.D. $5

MONDAY, JANUARY 23
PANEL 2: RELIGION, POLITICS, AND CIVIL RIGHTS
"DO RELIGIOUS BELIEFS AND IDEAS DEFINE THE BOUNDARIES OF CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS?"
Featuring the Rev. Dr. Stuart Lord, Virginia Rice Kelsey '61S Dean of the Tucker Foundation; Echo Brown '06; Nancy Crumbine, visiting associate professor of English; Charlie Reilly, former Peace Corps director, Guatemala; Rehman Sheikh '07; and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, professor of philosophy.

  • 4:30 to 6 p.m.
  • 3 Rockefeller Center

TUESDAY, JANUARY 24
FILM
HIDING AND SEEKING: FAITH AND TOLERANCE AFTER THE HOLOCAUST
A father alerts his adult Orthodox Jewish sons to the dangers posed by defenders of the faith who preach intolerance of the "other." Discussion of this film will take place on January 31 after the showing of Belarus 2005: Remembering the Jews of Lunna.

  • 7 p.m.
  • 105 Dartmouth Hall

THURSDAY, JANUARY 26
FILM
HERE AM I, SEND ME: THE JOURNEY OF JONATHAN DANIELS
New Hampshire seminary student Jonathan Daniels was murdered by a sheriff's deputy while answering Martin Luther King, Jr.'s call to help register African American voters. Discussion with the Rev. Canon Henry Atkins, interim priest, St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Hanover, follows.

  • 7 p.m.
  • 105 Dartmouth Hall

FRIDAY, JANUARY 27
LECTURE BY SADIK AL-AZM
"ORIENTALISM AND FUNDAMENTALISM REVISITED"
Lecture on Christian-Muslim relations by Sadik al-Azm, professor of philosophy, University of Damascus.

  • 2 p.m.
  • 105 Dartmouth Hall (time and location tentative: call 646-8172 to confirm)

FIFTH ANNUAL MLK SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARDS
Honoring Grace Paley '98H, Nick Kotz '55, Matthew Wilson '83, Thokozani Xaba '89, Meleia Willis-Starbuck '07, and the student groups Darfur Action Group, Engineers Without Borders, and Outdoor Leadership Experience. Reception to follow awards ceremony.

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

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28
HOPKINS CENTER FILM
THE WAR WITHIN
A Pakistani engineering student involved in a planned attack in New York turns to a friend who has rejected radicalism to raise a family. Torn between his friend's generosity and his political imperative, he experiences a crisis of conscience.

  • 7 and 9 p.m.
  • Loew Auditorium
  • $7, $5 with Dartmouth ID

MONDAY, JANUARY 30
PANEL 3: RELIGION, POLITICS, AND CIVIL RIGHTS
"WHY WE WORK FOR GOD, HUMANITY, OR OUR NEIGHBORS: ARE YOU FEELING INSPIRED?"
Featuring Tucker Foundation Associate Dean Jan Tarjan '74, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Kathleen Allden, welfare and civil rights activist Ruby Duncan, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nick Kotz '55, and Nicholas Taranto '06.

  • 4:30 to 6 p.m.
  • 3 Rockefeller Center

Dartmouth students in Lunna, Belarus

TUESDAY, JANUARY 31
FILM
BELARUS 2005: REMEMBERING THE JEWS OF LUNNA
This documentary records the response of a diverse group of students to the genocide of the 1,900 Jews who lived in Lunna, Poland (now Belarus) during the Holocaust.  A discussion on genocide with the participants and Rabbi Edward Boraz follows.

  • 7 p.m.
  • 105 Dartmouth Hall

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6
PANEL 4: RELIGION, POLITICS, AND CIVIL RIGHTS
"MY HEAVEN, YOUR HELL:  WHAT IS THE MEANING OF RELIGIOUS CONSCIENCE IN THE TEMPORAL REALM OF POLITICS?"
Featuring Rabbi Edward Boraz; the Rev. Canon Henry Atkins; Bridgette Hylton '06; Campus Minister Nicole Leonard; Shamis Mohamud '08; and Doreen Schweizer, Valley Insight Meditation Community.

  • 4:30 to 6 p.m.
  • 3 Rockefeller Center

ONGOING
ROCKEFELLER CENTER
Rockefeller Center student organizations will conduct discussions on religion, politics, and civil rights. Visit the Rockefeller Center Blitz bulletin or call 646-3874 for additional information.


"Game Series: Plant Contest" by Cao Fei

HOOD MUSEUM OF ART EXHIBITION
"PAST IN REVERSE: CONTEMPORARY ART OF EAST ASIA"
East Asian artists examine the interrelated cultural identities of East and West while connecting art with current geopolitical conditions. On loan from the San Diego Museum of Art.

  • January 14 through March 14
  • Hood Museum of Art

The MLK Celebration is cosponsored by: Academic Computing, Afro-American Society, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Alumni Relations, Center for Women and Gender, Collis Center, Community Hour, Conferences and Special Events, Dartmouth Alliance for Children of Color, Dartmouth Film Society, Dartmouth Medical School, Development, Facilities Operations and Management, Hanover Inn, Hood Museum of Art, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins Center Film, Hopkins Center Outreach and Arts Education, Nelson A. Rockefeller Center, Office of Black Student Advising, Office of the Dean of the College, Office of the Dean of the Faculty, Office of Institutional Diversity & Equity, Office of Pluralism and Leadership, Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Office of Residential Life, Palaeopitus Senior Society, Public Affairs, Safety and Security, Sexual Abuse Awareness Program, SoulScribes, Student Activities, Thayer School of Engineering, Tuck School of Business, Tucker Foundation, Upper Valley Carpet Center, Women of Color Collective, Video Production.

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