MCISA to Honor MLK, Black History Month

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MCISA to Celebrate MLK, Black History Month

Webster's Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs have planned a number of events to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month. All Events are open to all Webster Students, Faculty and Staff.

In addition, the Emerson Library will be dedicating a book display space of selected readings and a board in the café to support the promotion of the MLK Film Series. The Display Case in the University Center will also highlight the film series. 

For additional MLK day and Black History Month events, please visit this calendar.


MLK Food Drive (Campus Wide Service Project) (In Progress)
Jan. 22-Feb. 6
Issue: College Food Insecurity 
Co-sponsored by First Year Experience and Undergraduate Persistence

A recent Temple University/Wisconsin HOPE Lab survey of 43,000 college students at 66 schools across the U.S. uncovered that 36 percent of students on college campuses are "food insecure," and not getting enough to eat. We as Webster staff and faculty strive every day to provide our students with all the tools they need to be successful at Webster. To honor our ongoing commitment to our students, we will be collecting non-perishable and canned food for our on-campus WILLOW Project Food Pantry. Please bring an item and help us fight campus food insecurity one student at a time.

Feeding the Movement: Food that Powered Civil Rights 
Wednesday, Feb. 13, Noon (Lunch)
Marletto’s Marketplace (lower level of Loretto Hall)
Co-sponsored by Sodexo

In support of the MLK 65' to 68' Film Series, we are putting a critical lens on how food played a pivotal role in the American Civil Rights movement. The food itself wasn't only a vital part of fueling the action, but the locations and people running these establishments were crucial in providing sustenance and safe places for the leaders in the fight for racial equality. We here at Sodexho, in collaboration with the Multicultural Center of International Student Affairs, will be providing food items reminiscent of those found on the menu at three historical locations: Big Apple Inn (Jackson, MS), Paschal's (Atlanta, GA), and Dooky Chase's (New Orleans, LA) and a bit of history for a side. 

MCISA presents MLK ’65-’68 Film Series: The Cause and Effect 

Through select films, campus engagement/promotions, and social media campaigns we put a critical lens on the events and people that would impact Dr. King before the pivotal years of 1965 and 1968, his evolving stance within that timeframe, the eventual outcomes from that turbulent period and the lingering impact left on the civil rights movement and American society.

Film Screening & Discussion: "Eyes on the Prize" Episode 2 (Fighting Back 1952-1957) and Episode 4 (No Easy Walk 1961-1963)
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 7:30 p.m.

Browning Hall
Discussion lead by: Dongling Zhang, Assistant Professor, Anthropology & Sociology

Film Screening & Discussion: The Pruitt-Igoe Myth
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m.
Browning Hall

Co-sponsored by Housing and Residential Life
Discussion lead by: JB Kwon, Associate Professor Department Chair Anthropology & Sociology

Film Screening & Discussion: The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m.

Browning Hall
Co-Sponsored by First-Year Experience
Discussion lead by: Julie Setele, Assistant Professor, Anthropology & Sociology

Film Screening & Discussion: Crips and Bloods: Made in America
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m.

Browning Hall
Discussion lead by: Christopher Aaron, Assistant Professor, Electronic/Photographic Media Department

Film Screening & Discussion:Wattstax
Wednesday, February 27, 7:30 p.m.
Winfred Moore Auditorium

Panel: TBD 

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