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We Cannot Walk Alone

Sponsored by the Office for Inclusion & Diversity and The MLK Celebration Committee

Monday, January 18, 2021 | 5:00pm-6:00pm EST

Featured keynote: Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz (Malcolm X)
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January 18 - February 26, 2021

Give Shoes. Give Love.
We're Hosting a shoe drive to collect new and gently used shoes to create opportunities for women in developing nations to start and sustain a small business.
Questions? Please contact the Office of Recruitment, Diversity, and Inclusion at

January 19 – March 7, 2021

‘Why We Can’t Wait’. Dr. Martin Luther King Annual Student Exhibit. Perspective Gallery. (The exhibit this year will be digital and all artwork submitted electronically to be projected on the gallery walls. Virginia Tech Students are invited to submit artwork via an electronic link on or before December 11, 2020.)

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 | 5:00pm-6:00pm EST

Capitol Invasion: Let’s Talk About It
Organized by the Black Cultural Center

Confirmed Panelists:
Ellington Graves – Associate Vice Provost for Inclusion and Diversity & Director, Africana Studies Program
Brandy Faulkner – Gloria D. Smith Professor of Africana Studies & Faculty, Political Science and International Studies
Charlotte Amenkhienan – Director of Outreach, Preventive Services and Campus Engagement at the Cook Counseling Center

Join us as we discuss the unimaginable events that unfolded at our nation’s Capitol on January 6th, 2021. This event is open to students, faculty, and staff.
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Wednesday, January 20, 2021 | 7:00pm EST

A Conversation with Haben Girma: a virtual talk on disability and inclusion in collaboration with Virginia Tech's Martin King Jr. Celebration Week
ASL interpreted and closed captions will be available
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Thursday, January 21, 2021 | 4:00pm EST

‘Heroes for Us: The Culture of Care in Spider-Man's Multiverse’. Prof. Julian Chambliss, Michigan State University. Hosted by the Department of Religion & Culture at Virginia Tech.  (The talk will touch on issues of race, family, and policing in the film and MCU generally. This event follows a live-tweet of the film "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" on Wed. 1/20 at 7pm ET. Follow @JulianChambliss or @VT_RLCL or #CrusadingInColor on Twitter for the event itself)

Friday, January 22, 2021 | 12:00pm EST

Biological Sciences Tenth Annual Martin Luther King Week speaker: Dr. Bryan Dewsbury, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, University of Rhode Island.

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Friday, January 22, 2021 | 2:00pm EST

Sponsored by the College of Natural Resources, speaker: Angela Crenshaw, Assistant Manager of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park Visitor Center.

Monday, January 25, 2021 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm EST

Featured keynote: Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon Martin.
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Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 5:00pm EST

SOAR presents ‘Belovedly Built: Laying the Foundation for an Inclusive Campus’. (This event focuses on a coming together to construct MLK inspired core values.)

Thursday, January 28, 2021 | 7:30pm EST

Moss Arts Center presents ‘The City of Others’ by Afro-Colombian contemporary dance company Sankofa Danzafro.
For more information, visit the Moss Arts Center's event page.