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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 ordi@vt.edu

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.
Registration Link: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIuc-qorjIqG9ROW8hoOYoeZT17rIoCeMk1

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
Register at ssd.vt.edu/rsvp

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Nikeshia Arthur at nikeshia@vt.edu during regular business hours, as soon as possible, prior to the event.

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)

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Gabriele Matthew at gabriele@vt.edu during regular business hours, as soon as possible, prior to the event.

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.

For more info go to:
https://www.biol.vt.edu/Diversity/2020_MLK_Speaker_Dewsbury.html

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact F. M. Anne McNabb at happy@vt.edu during regular business hours, as soon as possible, prior to the event.

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.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Caleb O'Brien at calebo@vt.edu during regular business hours, as soon as possible, prior to the event.

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

Featured keynote: Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon Martin.
InclusiveVT’s YouTube page

Live captioning will be available for the event.

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.)

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Crasha Townsend at crasha@vt.edu during regular business hours, as soon as possible, prior to the event.

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.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Jon Ginn at rjginn@vt.edu during regular business hours, as soon as possible, prior to the event.

Monday, February 1, 2021 | 7:00pm-8:30pm EST

Mindful and Melanated

Join BSA for this first time virtual event: Mindful & Melanated: An exploration into the practices and benefits of mindfulness through a BIPOC lens.
Join us for mindfulness practice and a facilitated conversation about what it means to be BIPOC in America and specifically on our campus today. Led by Dat Dude Jonny in collaboration with BSA & Virginia Tech Rec Sports.

Register on Gobbler Connect:
https://gobblerconnect.vt.edu/event/6706166