The Center for the Study of Race & Democracy supports the following community programs and encourages you to participate.

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The Center for the Study of Race & Democracy supports the following community programs and encourages you to participate.



Arizona Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrations – through January 27

presented by: Various Organizations


There are many activities throughout the valley honoring and celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. including marches, awards ceremonies, rallies, presentations, and more.  Information and flyers for many of the events can be found at the Arizona MLK Celebration Committee website, http://azmlk.org.  Below are some of the upcoming events:


·        Sunday, January 15:  #WritersResist: Arizona Edition  |  3 – 5 p.m.  |  Burton Barr Central Library

Writers Resist is an international movement that calls on writers to come together on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, to reinaugurate their commitment to a free, just and compassionate society. Prominent writers from across the state will read their work, including Arizona’s Poet Laureate and CSRD Board Member Alberto Rios. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/390386391311993/ or contact Professor Sally Ball atsallyballwritersresist@gmail.com.


·        Sunday, January 15:  Candlelight Ceremony  |  6 p.m.  |  Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church

The AZ MLK Celebration Committee presents the 2017 Candlelight Ceremony in celebration of youth.  This program includes guest speakers, “an unforgettable gospel experience” and scholarship awards will be presented.  More information:  http://azmlk.org.


·        Monday, January 16:  March and Festival  |  9 a.m.  |  Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church

The annual MLK March begins at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church at 9 a.m. and ends at Hance Park in Phoenix where a festival will be held until 4 p.m.  More information:  http://azmlk.org.


·         Wednesday, January 18: March on West  |  11 a.m.  |  ASU’s West campus, Glendale

Everyone is invited to join the annual march and experience the reenactment presented by Charles St. Clair. For more information about the event, call(602) 543-5300 or email westevents@asu.edu



Movement Speaks Workshop January 26

presented by: Erika R. Moore


Dancer and choreographer Erika Moore uses dance to engage in critical dialogue around complex social issues.  Join her for free workshop at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church and explore the dance process and engage in conversation about the themes presented. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and come early for refreshments.  See attached flyer for more information.



History vs. Struggle: Ancestors Speak January 27

presented by: Mesa Community College NAACP Chapter


Visit the past, present, and future in this “poetrical production” about the African American experience and puts into context a Nation’s story in contrast to its struggle.  The show will be held at the Mesa Community College Performing Arts Center and tickets are $10.  Go tohttp://historyvsstruggle.saucypublishing.org/ for more information and to purchase tickets.



Faculty Women of Color Caucus Diversity Keynote Address January 31

presented by: ASU Faculty Women of Color Caucus


Dr. Caroline Turner, Professor of Educational Leadership at California State University Sacramento, will present “Promoting Social Justice in Higher Education: Preparing the Next Generation of Scholars and Practitioners.”  The keynote address will be preceded by a reception and free and open to the public.


RSVP: http://bit.ly/2jvR8kH  |  Live Stream:  http://www.ustream.tv/asutv  |  Questions: inclusion@asu.edu



“The Price of the Ticket: James Baldwin a True Literary and Community Hero ” February 2

presented by: Humanities Lecture Series – College of Integrative Sciences and Arts


Join award-winning author Venita Blackburn for a screening of the documentary film “James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket” followed by a discussion.


Thursday, February 2  |  7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  |  Cronkite Building, room 128 – ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus



Movement Speaks February 3

presented by: Erika R. Moore


Movement Speaks, choreographed by and featuring Erika Moore, is an exploration of how movement speaks to the unspoken social constructs that exist in the educational system, connecting various civil rights movements of the past and present. This piece is part of the ASU Meridian Showcase, a special initiative giving emerging artists a unique performance venue for the culmination of their MFA work.  For more information and to purchase tickets:  https://www.asukerr.com/content/featured-artists



Speaking the Unspeakable Conference  February 17 & 18

presented by: Arizona State University


Speaking the Unspeakable” examines how race and racial inequalities are structured, experience, and felt through the lenses of colorblindness, racism and antiracism.  This is a FREE two-day conference that brings together scholars, community experts, students and public-service providers for interactive workshops, panels, roundtables and more.


FREE and Open to the Public  |  For more information and to register, visit: https://csrd.asu.edu/SpeakingTheUnspeakable  |  Flyer is attached




Center for the Study of Race and Democracy

Arizona State University

University Center, Suite 300

Office: 602-496-1376 | E-mail:csrd@asu.edu



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