MLK Teach-In Spans Humanities and Sciences

MLK Teach-In Spans Humanities and Sciences

January 09, 2019

Susquehanna University has a full slate of events planned to honor the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Events are scheduled for the week of Jan. 21 due to students returning that week for the spring semester.

Activities include the second annual Legacy of MLK - A Day of Teaching on Wednesday, Jan. 23.  

The daylong event features the following lectures and readings:

10-11:05 a.m.

The Use and Misuse of Race in Medicine, by Peggy Peeler, professor of biology; Pavithra Vivekanand, assistant professor biology; Tom Peeler, associate professor of biology; and Alissa Packer, associate professor of biology. Stretansky Concert Hall

Practicing Cooperative Reasoning in Divided Times, by Coleen Zoller, professor of philosophy; and Betsy Verhoeven, associate dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and associate professor of English and creative writing. Faylor Hall

11:15 a.m.-12:20 p.m.

The Use and Misuse of Race in Medicine, by Peggy Peeler, professor of biology; Pavithra Vivekanand, assistant professor biology; Tom Peeler, associate professor of biology; and Alissa Packer, associate professor of biology. Stretansky Concert Hall

Being a Person of Color in White Spaces: Surviving & Thriving in the Wake of Race-Based Stress, by Stacey Pearson-Wharton, dean of health and wellness. Benjamin Apple Meeting Rooms 1 & 2

12:30-1:35 p.m.

What Would Dr. King Say?: The Practice of Discomfort and the Acceptable Black Man, by Monica Prince, assistant professor of English and creative writing; and Michael Thomas, assistant professor of philosophy. Stretansky Concert Hall

1-2:50 p.m.

Neuroscience of Bias and Prejudice, by Erin Rhinehart, associate professor of biology. Benjamin Apple Meeting Rooms 1 & 2

1:45-2:50 p.m.

Practicing Cooperative Reasoning in Divided Times, by Coleen Zoller, professor of philosophy; and Betsy Verhoeven, associate dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and associate professor of English and creative writing. Isaacs Auditorium 

MLK's Dream and a Couple of Wolves, by Jeff Mann, associate professor of religious studies. Stretansky Concert Hall

3-4:05 p.m.

Becoming White, by Nina Mandel, rabbi at Temple Beth El, Sunbury, and adjunct faculty in religious studies and diversity studies. Isaacs Auditorium

Rana Plaza: Change or Status Quo for Garment Workers, by Mark Heuer, associate professor of management. Stretansky Concert Hall

4:15-5:30 p.m.

A Multilingual Reading of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech, along with readings of other resistance literature. Participants are Eli Bass, Swarna Basu, Li E, Katarina Keller, Martina Kolb,Marcos Krieger, Marta Mancebon, Pablo Millan, Francia Moyer, Lynn Palermo,Stacey Pearson-Wharton, Monica Prince, Glen Retief, Emiliana Russo,Rachana Sachdev, Annemieke Stassel, Junko Torii and Samya Zain. Isaacs Auditorium

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