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Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Events

Monday, January 16, 2012
Monday, January 30, 2012
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Photo Exhibit and Dessert Reception - Oscar Michel
Tuesday, January 17, 12:30 1:30 PM, Center for Student Services
Grab your lunch and join us for dessert at our reception with photographer Oscar Michel, who s photos of Occupy LA will be displayed in the Center for Student Services throughout MLK week - January 17 to 20. Michel will address the group during the 12:30 half hour.

The Words of Dr. King - Dramatic Readings by members of the Caltech Community
Wednesday, January 18, 12 Noon and 12:30 PM, Chandler Annex
Join us at one of two 20 minute sessions and listen to Dr. King s most famous speech, I Have a Dream , and other works delivered by members of the Caltech community, to discover why it is still significant today. Opportunities will be available for others who would like to read their favorites. A display, and handouts, will provide the text for those who would like to follow along.

Movie: THE HELP (2011) starring Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard
Wednesday, January 18, 7 p.m., The Caltalinas - North Rec. Room
Set in 1960 s Mississippi, a southern society girl who returns from college determined to be a writer turns her small town upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives caring for prominent southern families. Based on the award winning book. Join us in viewing and discussing this critically acclaimed movie.

Eyes On The Prize : The Promised Land (1967-68) - Video Lunch
Friday, January 20, 12 noon -1 p.m., Caltech Y
The Eyes On The Prize series is called the most comprehensive television documentary on the American Civil Rights Movement. Episode 10 shows that King and many in the movement linked poverty and the war. Activists sought to expand the struggle for civil rights to include economic equality, and organized a multiracial Poor Peoples Campaign. In Memphis, violence shattered King s plans for a peaceful protest, and later he delivered the speech that would become his epitaph the day before an assassin took his life. Relive the pain, the protest, the sacrifice, and the triumph of the grass roots struggle for racial equality.
Lunch is provided. RSVP required, visit for a link to the sign up.

MLK Service Projects - Saturday January 21, Coordinated by The Caltech Y
Be part of a nation wide effort to turn Dr. King s teachings into action - and make a tangible difference in our community. Guided volunteer projects, transportation, meals, and t-shirts provided.
Sign up required - for more information visit or visit the Caltech Y in person.

Luncheon Lecture - Paul Laurence
Monday, January 30, 12 NOON - 1 PM, Avery Dining Room
Paul Laurence is a renowned songwriter/producer with seven number one R&B hits to his credit and countless other works including music for Spike Lee s movie Do The Right Thing. Laurence will discuss music s influence on the Civil Rights Movement over lunch.
Lunch is provided. RSVP required, visit for a link to the sign up.
For more information, please contact Greg Fletcher by email at [email protected].