Arcadia Commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King 2022

Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?

January 4, 2022 Connor Fogel

Martin Luther King standing at a podium giving a speech

Image from Wikipedia

Arcadia University celebrates MLK Day 2022 with a variety of campus and community events featuring students, alumni, faculty, staff, and civic leaders.

Through Feb. 28: Food Drive for Food and Wellness Network.

Sunday, Jan. 16: Living Room Conversations on the Knock at Midnight Sermon. Speakers from Arcadia, the Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park, Penn State Abington, and the Eastern Montgomery County Interfaith Coalition. Join at Keneseth Israel (8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park), or Virtually, 1 p.m.; RSVP

Monday, Jan. 17: Learn More about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Arcadia shares lesser-known facts about Dr. King on social media. For instance: What age did Dr. King begin college? (Answer below.) 

Wednesday, Jan. 19: Women’s Basketball vs. Cabrini University. Join in singing the Black National Anthem, Lift Every Voice and Sing, performed by Seraiah Nicole before tipoff. Kuch Center, 7 p.m. 

Thursday, Jan. 20: Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? Voices of Reflection. Join us as the Arcadia community reflects on the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hosted by Oshane Mendez ’24, Black Awareness Society President. 

  • Lift Every Voice and Sing, Charles L. McNeil, Jr.
  • Opening Remarks and Reflection from President Ajay Nair
  • Reflections from the Arcadia Community
  • Spoken Word by Daijah Patton ’22
  • Main Speaker: Rev. Victor Gimenez ’93 Alumni, Pastor, Advocate, Educational Specialist, Husband, Father

6-7 p.m. View a recording of the event here (passcord: j6x6i@)

Tuesday, Jan. 25: Social Action and Justice Education Power Conversation: “The Architect of a Protest: More Than a March.” Join this University-wide conversation on Dr. King’s legacy; the history, strategy, and transformation of protest; and how we can create change in our own communities. Led by SAJE students Olutobi Tella ’22 Amani Harris ’24. 

4-6 p.m. Join at SAJE Power Conversation.

Events sponsored by: MLK Planning Committee; Office of Access, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Division of University Advancement; Arcadia Athletics Department; Civic and Global Engagement Office; Gateway to Success Program/Act 101 Program; Work and Welfare Committee of the Faculty Senate; Pan African Studies; and Center for Antiracist Scholarship, Advocacy, and Action (CASAA).

Answer: Dr. King enrolled in college at age 15.





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