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Civil Rights Week

Dr. martin Luther king

20- 25

Jan 20 - 25

various times

various locations

Serve, march, learn and celebrate!


Tim Phillips

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Throughout the Week
Civil Rights resources and artifacts will be on display at the SAU Library

Saturday, Jan. 18
6 p.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Celebration Event
Augustana College Centennial Hall, Rock Island, Ill.

Monday, Jan. 20 
The University will be closed in observance of the holiday.

10 a.m. - noon
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration - The Economic Impact of Dr. King
United Neighbors, 808 N Harrison St., Davenport

10:30 a.m. - noon
30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Service and Awards Event
Martin Luther King Center, 630 7th Ave, Rock Island, Ill.

11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
KALA Radio Shows: ‘In Black America,' followed by ‘King: From Atlanta to the Mountain Top'
Throughout the broadcast, short features will focus on St. Ambrose's role in the Civil Rights Movement. SAU Public Radio KALA-FM can be heard at 88.5 FM, KALA HD1, or online.

Tuesday, Jan. 21
3:05-4:30 p.m.
March to Remember - Silent March
Join the St. Ambrose community in a silent march commemorating the Civil Rights Movement, its impact and implications for modern times. The march begins in the Chapel with a brief presentation by local historian Charles Pearson, who will speak about the role St. Ambrose played in the local movement. A march across campus will follow, with stops at key campus locations where the work took place, followed by hot chocolate and conversation in the Ambrose Hall Bee Hive lounge.
Free and open to the public
Starting Location - Christ the King Chapel

Wednesday, Jan. 22
10:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Learn the History - 'Dine and Discuss Davenport's Civil Rights History'
Learn more about key events and locations related to the Davenport Civil Rights Moment, including Civil Rights Movement markers, developed from the research of St. Ambrose University adjunct Arthur Pitz. Information from these markers will be displayed on placemats throughout the Cosgrove Dining Hall, Rogalski Center Food Court, and Center for Health Science Education. 
Normal lunch prices apply
Cosgrove Dining Hall, Locust Street

7-8:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion: ‘Our Past and Present'
An evening with local civil rights activists Bernice Jones, Judith Morrell, Msgr. Marvin Mottet, Larry Roberson, Ernie Rodriquez and Henry Vargas, who will reflect on the history of civil rights work and on the status of civil rights today. Moderated by Tom Carpenter, director of the SAU School of Education.
Free and open to the public
Rogalski Center Gottlieb Conference Center

9:15 p.m.
Civil Rights and Human Liberties Mass
Fr. Chuck Adam and the campus ministries staff will highlight the legacy of civil rights and human liberties work during the weekly student mass. All are welcome.
Free and open to the public
Christ the King Chapel

Thursday, Jan. 23
7-8:30 p.m.
Know Your Power - Training Event: Justice Groups 
Student groups on campus will have an opportunity to fine tune their skills around justice work. Local experts Mark Schmidt and Leslie Kilgannon [Quad Cities Interfaith] will facilitate moving from an idea to action, a skill many groups find difficulty acquiring. 
Free and open to SAU students (if you have a group interested in participating, please contact Kelly Bush, 563/333-6083. Space is limited.)
Rogalski Center

Friday, Jan. 24
3-6 p.m.
Community Service Project
Students, faculty and staff will welcome the Project Renewal After School Program to campus. Activities will include assisting with homework completion, learning activities facilitated by the student groups, a pizza dinner and fun fellowship.
Free and open to SAU students
Rogalski Center

9 p.m.
Movie: 'The Butler'
Directed by Lee Daniels and starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack and Jane Fonda, this film tells the story of a White House butler who served eight American presidents over three decades. Popcorn and refreshments provided. A discussion will follow. 
Free and open to SAU students
Bee Hive Lounge in Ambrose Hall

Saturday, Jan. 25
6 p.m.
Civil Rights Celebration Dinner
Join the St. Ambrose community for a celebratory dinner hosted by the SAU Multicultural Affairs Community Action student organization. Sodexo staff will serve southern comfort foods, often referred to as soul food or southern cuisine. 
FREE for SAU students; adults, $20; faculty/staff, $17; non-SAU students, $12
SAU Students: Please make an online reservation or register by email.
General public: Please make an online reservation. 
Cosgrove Dining Hall, Locust Street

7:30 p.m.
Performance: Galumpha
A Galvin Performing Arts Series event featuring stunning acrobatics, striking visual effects, physical comedy and inventive choreography. Presented in cooperation with Quad City Arts, with partial funding provided by the Illinois Arts Council, the Iowa Arts Council and Arts Midwest.
FREE for SAU students; $11 adults; $8 faculty/staff/alumni/senior citizens; $7, non-SAU students; $6, groups 
Galvin Fine Arts Center, located on Gaines Street, between Locust and Lombard
To purchase tickets, call 563/333-6251

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