MLK Programs & Events

28th annual UNH Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute

James Baldwin said "The world changes according to the way people see it, and if you can alter, even by a millimeter, the way people look at reality,  you can change the world."
This year's tribute to MLK will focus on the use of music and dialogue to help us engage in a culture of compassion and awaken us to solidarity and liberation.
 

Rev Souku carring guitar

Rev Sekou

Thurs, Feb 8, 2018, 7pm
MUB Strafford Rm

performace followed by discussion

Rev. Sekou is a nationally renowned activist, theologian, documentary filmmaker, musician and author who draws his audiences into thinking about racial, social change.  He has studied at the New School, Union Theological Seminary, and Harvard University.  He is the author of two collections of essays:   Urbansouls, a meditation on poor black youth in St. Louis, hip hop, and religion; and Gods, Gays, and Guns: Essays on Religion and the Future of Democracy.  His documentary short film, Exiles in the Promised Land is based on his visit to a refugee camp and lecture in Beirut and was selected for the Amnesty International Human Rights Film Festival (2009). 

 

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Day of Service

Saturday, Feb 10
10:30-1:00pm, gather in MUB 330

The annual UNH MLK Day of Service is a way to show you care for those in need. UNH Civic Community and Engagement will lead you in the ways you may choose to serve, such as

  • ​send letters of support to people in our military
  • make no-sew blankets for children in need
  • make healthy snacks for the Cornucopia Food Pantry
  • and more!

 Join in the fun and help others. Sign up online at www.unh.edu/serve
 

The Truth Telling Project

At UNH, it means opening our community as a listening space for stories that change the way we see things.


In February, The Truth Telling Collective activists-in residence (Kristine Hendrix and Asia Dorsey) will live on campus as educators 
& organizers to deepen understandings of current issues impacting communities and campuses across the U.S.

Faculty Brown Bag:  Thurs, Feb 15, HamSmith Rm 344, 12:40-2pm
Truth Telling Collective co-founder Melinda Salazar along with Activists-in-Residence will engage us in a discussion of constructive, compassionate dialogue and radical listening in the classroom.

Collective Planning "Its time to Listen and Act", Thurs, Feb 22, 12:40-2pm,  Library Reading Rm (5th floor)

Highlight your voice to help create the UNH story on race and social change. Find the link in the personal story as methodology toward campus-wide social change. Hear what journey lies ahead as we all work together for our collective liberation.

MUB Current Issues presents:  Ron Stallworth

Wed, Feb 21
7pm, MUB Strafford Rm

With the help of another detective while working at the Colorado Springs Police department, Ron Stallworth, a Black man gained the trust of the local KKK and went on to become a member.  His recent book "Black Klansman" details how he infiltrated the KKK by posing as a white supremacist.

UNH Wind Symphony

Mon, Feb 26
8pm, Paul Creative Arts Center, Johnson Theater

Music Department Graduate student, Daniel Buchner will be conducting a piece based around Martin Luther King Jr.. The piece is titled “New Morning for the World” and it was written back in the 80’s by Joseph Schwantner. The piece itself takes text from the “Behind the Selma March,” “Stride Toward Freedom,” and “I Have a Dream.” The piece talks about the history of racial injustice and how the new morning will be a world without hate and injustice and a world where all can be free to live as they please. This piece is being narrated by Dr. Reginald Wilburn.  More concert info

EVENT SPONSORS:

Black Student Union, Center for the Humanities, Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise, Civic and Community Service, College of Health and Human Services, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Community, Equity and Diversity office, Discovery Program,  Graduate School, McNair Scholars Program,  Memorial Union and Student Activities, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Office of President, President's Commission on the Status of People of Color, Residential Life, Social Justice Leadership Project, UNH Library, Womens Studies Program