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Reclaiming Dr. King's Legacy / MLK Week at Creighton

Reclaiming Dr. King’s Legacy: MLK Week at Creighton

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Schedule of Events

MLK Week 

  • Wednesday, Jan. 10, program starts at 8 a.m. (doors open at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast buffet)
    Unity Prayer Breakfast “Reclaiming Dr. King’s Legacy”
    Mike and Josie Harper Center, Ahmanson Ballroom
    (in-person only)

    View Unity Prayer Breakfast Program

  • Thursday, Jan. 11, 3 p.m.
    MLK Panel “Reclaiming the Legacy”
    Mike and Josie Harper Center, Hixson-Lied Auditorium
    (in-person and livestream)

    VIEW LIVESTREAM
    MLK Panel Registration


MLK Panel “Reclaiming the Legacy” Program

Welcome Address:

  • Chris Rodgers
    Director of Community and Government Relations, Creighton University

Panel Discussion:

In this discussion, we seek to bring deeper context and understanding to the words, writings and voice of the late Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. PhD.

With the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, America experienced an awakening in the middle of a pandemic that brought awareness to terms such as antiracist and structural racism and, in addition, saw the rebirth in the consciousness for social justice.

Now, a little less than three years after his death, American society finds itself in an eerie flashback that sees the return of book bans, restrictions on the teaching of key periods of American history and the elimination of affirmative action in college admissions.

Our panelists will give their perspectives on how the teachings of Dr. King have been maligned to misinform selected audiences and how we can move forward in realizing his vision for society.

Moderator:

  • Nneka L. Jones
    Second Year, Creighton School of Law

Panelists:

  • Nichelle Horton-Brown, MD
    President & CEO, Endeveren Family Medicine
  • Wayne Brown
    President & CEO, Urban League of Nebraska, Inc.
  • Oluseyi “Seyi” Olowalafe
    Attorney at Law, Olowolafe Law Firm, LLC
  • Yvonnda Summers
    Assoc. Dean of Student Affairs, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Creighton University School of Law

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Add to Calendar 20240110T000000Z 20240111T235900Z America/Chicago Reclaiming Dr. King’s Legacy: MLK Week at Creighton <h2>Schedule of Events</h2> <h3>MLK Week&nbsp;</h3> <ul> <li>Wednesday, Jan. 10, program starts at 8 a.m. <em>(doors open at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast buffet)</em><br /> <strong>Unity Prayer Breakfast “Reclaiming Dr. King’s Legacy” </strong><br /> <em>Mike and Josie Harper Center, Ahmanson Ballroom<br /> (in-person only)</em><br /> <a href="/sites/default/files/Unity-Prayer-Program-MLK-Celebration.pdf" target="_blank">View Unity Prayer Breakfast Program</a><br /> <!--<a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/martin-luther-king-jr-unity-prayer-breakfast-january-10-2024-tickets-739451729027?aff=oddtdtcreator" target="_blank">Unity Prayer Breakfast Registration</a>--></li> <br /> <li>Thursday, Jan. 11, 3 p.m.<br /> <strong>MLK Panel “Reclaiming the Legacy” </strong><br /> <em>Mike and Josie Harper Center, Hixson-Lied Auditorium<br /> (in-person and <a href="https://bluecast.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=9e840ae4-2a38-4de2-be53-b0c700fb8d16" target="_blank">livestream</a>)</em><br /> <a href="https://bluecast.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=9e840ae4-2a38-4de2-be53-b0c700fb8d16" target="_blank"><strong>VIEW LIVESTREAM</strong></a><br /> <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reclaiming-the-legacy-tickets-739472250407?aff=oddtdtcreator" target="_blank">MLK Panel Registration</a></li> <!--<li>Friday, Jan. 12, 12 p.m.<br /> <strong>Black Law Student Association (BLSA)&nbsp;Forum “Reclaiming the Dream”&nbsp;</strong><br /> <em>Law School, Room 124<br /> (in-person and livestream)</em><br /> <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-black-law-student-association-guest-lecture-forum-tickets-751680154577?aff=oddtdtcreator" target="_blank">BLSA Forum Registration</a>&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</li>--> </ul> <!--<hr /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h4 id="unity">Unity Prayer Breakfast “Reclaiming Dr. King’s Legacy” Program</h4> <p><strong>Welcome and Introduction:&nbsp;</strong></p> <ul> <li>Devin Owens<br /> <em>Director of Equity, Diversity&nbsp;and Inclusion – Alumni and Corporate Engagement</em></li> </ul> <p><strong>Invocation:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Cynthia M. Schmersal, EdD<br /> <em>Vice President, Mission and Ministry</em></li> </ul> <p><strong>Scholarship Award Presentation:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Eldaah Asfaw<br /> <em>President, Creighton University African American Student Association</em></li> </ul> <p><strong>Remarks:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Daniel Hendrickson, SJ, PhD<br /> <em>President of Creighton University</em></li> </ul> <p><strong>Drum Major Award Presentation:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Errik Ejike<br /> <em>Chief Executive Officer, North Omaha Area Health</em></li> </ul> <p><strong>Introduction of Keynote Speaker:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Shawntal Mallory<br /> <em>Esq. Adjunct Professor, Creighton School of Law<br /> President, Creighton National Black Alumni Advisory Board</em></li> </ul> <p><strong>Keynote Address:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Rev. Dwayne Hawkins<br /> <em>Pastor, Antioch Baptist Church</em></li> </ul> <p><strong>Closing Prayer:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Cynthia M. Schmersal</li> </ul> <p><strong>Closing Song:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Lift Every Voice<br /> <em>The Black National Anthem</em></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p>--> <hr /> <h4 id="panel"><br /> <a id="details" name="details"></a>MLK Panel “Reclaiming the Legacy” Program</h4> <ul> <li><strong><a href="https://bluecast.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=9e840ae4-2a38-4de2-be53-b0c700fb8d16" target="_blank">VIEW LIVESTREAM</a></strong></li> </ul> <p><b>Welcome Address: </b></p> <ul> <li>Chris Rodgers<br /> <em>Director of Community and Government Relations, Creighton University</em></li> </ul> <p><b>Panel Discussion:</b></p> <p>In this discussion, we seek to bring deeper context and understanding to the words, writings and voice of the late Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. PhD.</p> <p>With the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, America experienced an awakening in the middle of a pandemic that brought awareness to terms such as antiracist and structural racism and, in addition, saw the rebirth in the consciousness for social justice.</p> <p>Now, a little less than three years after his death, American society finds itself in an eerie flashback that sees the return of book bans, restrictions on the teaching of key periods of American history and the elimination of affirmative action in college admissions.</p> <p>Our panelists will give their perspectives on how the teachings of Dr. King have been maligned to misinform selected audiences and how we can move forward in realizing his vision for society.</p> <p><strong>Moderator:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Nneka L. Jones<br /> <em>Second Year, Creighton School of Law</em></li> </ul> <p><strong>Panelists:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Nichelle Horton-Brown, MD<br /> <em>President &amp; CEO, Endeveren Family Medicine</em></li> <li>Wayne Brown<br /> <em>President &amp; CEO, Urban League of Nebraska, Inc.</em></li> <li>Oluseyi “Seyi” Olowalafe<br /> <em>Attorney at Law, Olowolafe Law Firm, LLC</em></li> <li>Yvonnda Summers<br /> <em>Assoc.&nbsp;Dean of Student Affairs, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Creighton University School of Law</em></li> </ul> Creighton Campus

Location

Creighton Campus