January 07, 2020
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. 20 due to students returning that week for the spring semester.
Activities include the third annual Legacy of MLK - A Day of Teaching on Wednesday, Jan. 22.
The daylong event features the following lectures and readings:
Assisted Reproduction-The New Eugenics, Alissa Packer, associate professor of biology; Peggy Peeler, professor of biology; Tom Peeler, associate professor of biology; Antonio Rockwell, post-doctoral teaching fellow; and Pavithra Vivekanand, assistant professor of biology Stretansky Concert Hall
The Brain and Bias, by Erin Rhinehart, associate professor of biology Isaacs Auditorium
Assisted Reproduction-The New Eugenics, by Alissa Packer, associate professor of biology; Peggy Peeler, professor of biology; Tom Peeler, associate professor of biology; Antonio Rockwell, post-doctoral teaching fellow; and Pavithra Vivekanand, assistant professor of biology Stretansky Concert Hall
Can’t We All Just Get Along: Learning to Talk and Understand Across Disagreement, Difference and Diversity, by Stacey Pearson-Wharton, dean of health and wellness Benjamin Apple Meeting Rooms
Women of Color in the Sciences: Panel Discussion, by Samya Zain, associate professor of physics; Geneive Henry, professor of chemistry; and Massooma Pirbhai, assistant professor of physics Benjamin Apple Meeting Rooms
American Creed and the American Dream, by Harvey Edwards, teacher-in-residence Isaacs Auditorium
A Multilingual Reading of Dr. King’s "Letter From a Birmingham Jail," by Lyudmyla Ardan, Swarna Basu, Hojin Chang, Michael Dixon, Walfrido Dorta, Li E, Ashantha Fernando, Anjee Gorkhali, Katarina Keller, Martina Kolb, Marcos Krieger, Aisulu Lawton, Francia Moyer, Lynn Palermo, Emiliana Russo, Rachana Sachdev, Zachary Scherr, Li Schultz, Annemieke Stassel and Samya Zain Stretansky Concert Hall
Other events celebrating the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. include:
- Student readings and performances at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, in Stretansky Concert Hall in the Cunningham Center for Music and Art. Participating organizations include the Slam Poetry Club, Hip-Hop Club and other diversity organizations.
- A dramatic reading of I’ve Been to the Mountaintop, King’s final speech, by Darrell Willis ’74, at 11:40 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23 in Mellon Lounge in the Charles B. Degenstein Campus Center.
- An opening reception for Sons, Seeing the Modern African American Male at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, in the Lore Degenstein Gallery. The portraits in this exhibition explore how the black American male perceives himself and how he is perceived by others. The men pictured in the exhibition were selected from Susquehanna University and the greater Susquehanna River Valley by exhibition curators Harvey Edwards and Dan Olivetti. Jerry Taliaferro, well-regarded for photographic projects and published works, including Women of a New Tribe, a photographic study of the spiritual and physical beauty of black women, will present the opening reception lecture. The exhibition continues through March 1.
- A Hunger Banquet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, in the Benjamin Apple Meeting Rooms. Joanne Troutman, executive director of the United Way, will speak about food insecurity and fighting hunger, particularly in central Pennsylvania.