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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Dream Week - Centenary College of LA

January 18, 2022 11:15 am
Virtual Event OnlineShreveport LA 71106

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"Awareness of the Past, Present, and Future"

Centenary College of Louisiana hosts an annual “Dream Week” to honor the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

The 2022 theme is Awareness of the Past, Present, and Future. Dream Week activities are listed below:

 

Tuesday, January 18

Chapel Service “Don’t Wake Up From This Dream!”- 50 Passport Points

11:15 am • Speaker • Minister Lenard Adams, ‘13


MLK Convocation - “The Condition of Affairs in Georgia: How Reconstruction Era Georgia Informs the Debate Over Voting Rights Today” - 75 Passport Points

6:00 pm • (Zoom broadcast)  Join on Zoom

Speaker • Dr. Alicia Jackson, '95

Sponsored by the Attaway Professorships in Civic Culture
Q & A facilitated by Dr. Jama Grove

Centenary alumna and Associate Professor of History at Covenant College, Dr. Alicia Jackson, will discuss her new book, The Recovered Life of Isaac Anderson, which reconstructs the lost history of a man born enslaved by his father who became a religious and community leader in the South.  A micro-history, Anderson's biography traces strategies used by Black southerners to challenge growing restrictions of their rights during the Reconstruction Era through the early twentieth century. Known as the nadir of race relations, Anderson’s story and those of the countless other Black leaders “lost” to history represents Black resistance as Jim Crow legislation was becoming synonymous with the region. 



Projects include:

  • Writing advocacy letters to local, state, and national officials; compiling Dream Week notes for local senior citizens residing in nursing facilities. Participants will be provided pens, paper, and envelopes.
  • Centenary Neighborhood trash collection
  • Assembling supply baskets for the Volunteers of America’s McAdoo residential facility for individuals with chronic mental illness.
  • Centenary Community Garden - For this opportunity, please wear warm clothing that you do not mind getting dirty.

Participants must serve from beginning to end of the project to receive a Dream Week t-shirt. ALL participants will be required to wear masks.

 

Who

Kids & Families

Cost

FREE

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**First Lesson FREE With Paid Registration & Code MACKID**

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