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29th Annual Celebration of URI Martin Luther King, Jr. Week

Since 1986, the university community has observed the anniversary of the national MLK holiday through lectures, discussions, meditations, videos, workshops, music and dance performances, art exhibits, and other activities. The objectives of Dr. Martin Luther King Week are (a) to remember the life and legacy of Dr. King; (b) to celebrate and commemorate the contributions of the global civil and human rights movements to contemporary concepts of democracy and citizenship; and c) to act with an understanding of the relevance and importance of nonviolence, community service learning, and civic engagement for today’s society. URI Faculty members are requested to involve their classes by integrating these enriching events into their courses and assignments. While the official holiday is commemorated on the third Monday of January, the URI celebration customarily takes place during the second full week of the University semester to encourage maximum participation. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
For a brochure to the events and schedules for MLK week click here.

Avi Schaefer Jewish/Muslim/Multicultural Shabbat (Sabbath)

Desegregation and the Black Radical Agenda

Bias, Baggage and Beyond

Unity Luncheon

Deep Listening

The Spirituality of Falun Gong

Screening of Traces of the Trade

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The Great Kings and Queens of Africa Exhibit

Day of Service link to video

March on Washington link to video

DIVE RI Conference

Diversifying Individuals Via Education (D.I.V.E), Rhode Island Conference seeks to promote intercultural competence and inclusion on college campuses through workshops and discussions.

Click here for more information.

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I Can’t Breath – BROADWAY STARS SEND A MESSAGE ABOUT POLICE VIOLENCE AND THE KILLING OF ERIC GARNER

On July 29th, at 6pm WalkRunFly Productions (Warren Adams & Brandon Victor Dixon) partnered with poet Daniel J. Watts, and over 100 Broadway stars, directors, producers, musicians, choreographers, designers and technicians in Times Square to send a message about violence and the killing of Eric Gardner.

Watch the video here. - I Can’t Breath

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Check out the Honors Colloguium: Cybersecurity & Privacy

The public is invited to attend this series of free events in person or online.

Time: Evenings,7:30 p.m.
Date: September – December 2014
Place: Edwards Auditorium, URI Kingston Campus

For more information, visit their page here.

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IN THE NEWS

MCC Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer Project
Half a century ago Providence lawyer Malcolm Farmer was beaten for defending civil rights workers in the segregated South, but it feels like yesterday. "I will never forget it," says Farmer. Now Farmer and other civil rights activists from New England will have their stories preserved forever, thanks to the University of Rhode Island.
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