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What's Happening: Spring 2015 Events

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Race, Ethnicity and Politics: Honoring the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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January 19, 2015 1:00 PM  – 4:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

In observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Professor Cory Gooding's class, Government and Legal Studies/Africana Studies 2052 Race, Ethnicity and Politics, will honor the life and legacy of Dr. King.

The class will meet from 1:00 to 4:00 pm in Kresge Auditorium and will include two panel discussions:

  • 1:15-2:15 pm  Learning from King and the Civil Rights Movement
  • 2:30-3:30 pm  King and the Common Good: Discussing King's Impact on Bowdoin

Bowdoin faculty, staff and students who do not have other obligations are welcome to join us for either or both panels.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Campus Celebration: Concert with Bernice Johnson Reagon & Toshi Reagon

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January 19, 2015 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater

Our first day of classes is marked by the annual national recognition of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Bowdoin will honor Dr. King's legacy with a dynamic performance by Bernice Johnson Reagon and her daughter Toshi Reagon.

Toshi Reagon is a singer, songwriter, producer and activist living in Brooklyn, New York. For the past year she has traveled nationally and internationally celebrating the release of her latest collection of music Have You Heard on Righteous Babe Records. She tours as a solo performer and with her band BIGLovely. For more than forty years Bernice Johnson Reagon, from the acclaimed African American women's a cappela ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock, has been a major cultural voice for freedom and justice; singing, teaching-speaking out against racism and organized inequities of all kinds. Perhaps no individual today better illustrates the transformative power and instruction of traditional African American music and cultural history than Bernice Johnson Reagon, who has excelled equally in the realms of scholarship, composition, and performance.

Ticket info:
Tickets are required and are available at the David Saul Smith Union Information desk, 207-725-3375.
Bowdoin students, faculty and staff - Free with ID
Bowdoin Friends - $10.00
General Public - $25.00

Sponsored by: The Office of Multicultural Student Programs and the Donald M. Zuckert Visiting Professorship Fund.

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