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MLK Week 2022 to Feature the return of Lightning Talks and the Film 42

The annual Ursinus MLK Week returns beginning January 17, 2022. Join us for Lightning Talks, important conversations, reflection, and the film 42 with Chadwick Boseman. Visit the MLK Website for more information and updated details.

Martin Luther King Jr. spoke passionately about his end goal—the creation of a beloved community. This academic year, Ursinus began its own Beloved Community program to bring greater awareness to the activities and programs that engage difference, promote our community values of creating a welcoming environment, and respond in thoughtful ways to the Quest core curriculum. The Beloved Community on our campus includes signature annual events such as MLK Week, the Beloved Community Interfaith Service, the Conversations Across Difference series, Disability Awareness Day, and Pride Week, along with many events planned, sponsored, and promoted by groups throughout the Ursinus campus. During the spring 2022 semester, we hope you will join us for MLK Week January 17-22.

MONDAY, JANUARY 17 • MLK Day of Service • Continuing our partnership with the Perkiomen Valley School District, students form the college and PVSD will participate together in service activities, lightning talks, and reflection.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19 • Beloved Community Night featuring 42 (Lenfest Theater, Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center). Beginning at 4:30 p.m., 42 tells the story of Jackie Robinson and his experience breaking barriers as the first African American man to play baseball professionally at the major league level.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 20 • Reflection on the film 42 during the Conversations Lunch • Lightning Talks: Join us for short talks from faculty, staff, and students on relevant topics drawn from personal experiences and research. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Myrin Library Lounge – open to the public

FRIDAY, JANUARY 21 • Lightning Talks Round 2 - Noon to 2 p.m. - Myrin Library Lounge – open to the public

We also hope you will join us for the following special events:

A TALK BY DEBORAH LIPSTADT: “ANTISEMITISM: HERE AND NOW” February 1, 7 p.m., Bomberger Auditorium The 2018 murder of 11 Jews at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh represented the greatest act of violent antisemitism on American soil. Where is all this hatred coming from? Based on her most recent book, Antisemitism: Here and Now, award-winning author Deborah Lipstadt gives us a penetrating and provocative analysis of the hate that will not die, focusing on its current, virulent incarnations on both the political right and left. Co-sponsored by Scholars for Peace in the Middle East.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BELOVED COMMUNITY INTERFAITH CELEBRATION February 6, 3 p.m., Bomberger Auditorium The annual Interfaith celebration of the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Beloved Community.

Visit the Beloved Community website for information, including:

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