Cultural Event: MLK Celebration Events for January 16th

As part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, the Office of Multicultural Student Services will be hosting three events on Tuesday, January 16th. Below are details and descriptions of each event.

Tunnel of Oppression 

This year’s featured exhibit will be held from 11:00am to 6:00pm in the University Center 116. The Office of Housing and Residential Life’s Harmony Project will host the Tunnel of Oppression, an interactive display that highlights contemporary issues of oppression designed to introduce participants to the concepts of oppression, privilege, and power. Participants this year will view a series of videos, with specific themes including but not limited to Black Lives Matter, GLBT Rights, Feminism, Intersectionality in Sports and Activism. Parental discretion is advised as some content may not be suitable for children. The Tunnel of Oppression will also be open at the same hours on Wednesday, January 17th. 

Room of Reflection: MLK in His Own Words 

Members of the campus are encouraged to visit the room of reflection to view and listen to speeches from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that will play in the room throughout the day from 10:00am to 6:00pm in the University Center 112. The Room of Reflection will also be open during the same hours on Wednesday, January 17th. 

I was Here in ’68

This year’s featured discussion is MLK in His Own Words and it will take place from 6:00 to 7:30pm in the University Center 203. Former chairman of the Ferris Board of Trustees and Ferris Alumnus Ron Snead will be the guest speaker. Mr. Snead was a student at Ferris State when Dr. King passed and will discuss with the campus community the climate at Ferris in 1968, a reflection of Dr. King’s legacy, and what lessons can be learned to address social justice issues of today. The discussion will be moderated by Ferris professor of History Dr. Christian Peterson.

For more information, please visit the OMSS webpage or contact them at omss@ferris.edu.

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