Martin Luther King Jr. 2017 at Highline College

By Jessica Strand - Staff Reporter



Next month Highline will be celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day with its annual week-long celebration.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is on Jan. 16 2017. Highline's MLK week follows the holiday and will run from Jan. 17 to Jan. 20. This year's theme is Fear, Falsehood and Freedom: Where Do We Go From Here?

The schedule is as follows:

Fear, Falsehood and Freedom: Where Do We Go From Here?

Dr. Maxine Mimms, a founding member of the Evergreen State College system and a leader in social justice will kick off the week's events with discussion on Tuesday, Jan. 17 from 10-11:30 a.m. in Building 7. The event will be followed by a reception from 12-1 p.m. in Mt. Constance and Mt. Olympus rooms in the Student Union.

LGBTQIA Safe Zone

The LGBTQIA Taskforce regularly hosts Safe Zone training events to educate the Highline community. The event will take place on Jan. 17 from 1-3 p.m. in Building 2.

You Are My Other Me: A Racial Empathy Story.

Luis Ortega, a motivational speaker and founder of Storytellers for Change will be the speaker at this event that takes place on Wednesday, Jan. 18 from 10-11:30 a.m in Building 7.

Mothering the Movement: Women of the Black Freedom Movement, 1930-1980.

Dr. Derrick Brooms will talk about the role of black women in the modern black freedom movement. This talk will be on Wednesday, Jan. 18 from 1:30-3 p.m in Building 7.

Generation Return: The Art and Justice of Anida Yoeu Ali.

This event will take place on Thursday, Jan. 19 from 10-11:30 a.m. in Building 7.

Empty Applause, A Conversation On Maintaining Your Faith in Social Justice Activism.

This event will take place on Thursday, Jan. 19 from 1:30-3 p.m. in Building 7.

There are two events on Friday that are still not finalized.

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Martin Luther King Jr. 2017 at Highline College

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