MLK Commemoration: Keynote and Candlelight Vigil
1/21/2013, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
MLK Keynote Address. For free tickets, please call 615-343-3361 or stop by Sarratt Student Center Box Office*
6:30 p.m. Opening Performances
Performances by Voices of Praise, Jeremiah Generation, Victory A Cappella and the Blair Chamber Choir.
6:45 p.m. Essay Contest Readings. The winners of the MLK Essay Contest from middle and high schools will recite their essays before the keynote address by Michelle Alexander.
7 p.m. Welcome: Chancellor Nick Zeppos
Introduction of Keynote by Maryclaire Manard, VSG President and Kiersten Chresfield, Multicultural Leadership Council President
Keynote Address: Michelle Alexander - Langford Auditorium
"The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness".
*Tickets required: Tickets are free and available through Sarratt Cinema Box Office. Student tickets available on December 1st. General Admission tickets available on January 3rd. Contact Sarratt Box Office at 615.322.2425.
8:10 PM: Question and answer segment immediately following the keynote and moderated by Divinity School Professor Dale Andrews.
8:30 PM: Candlelight Vigil
Join us for an inspirational evening Candlelight Vigil. The Vigil will offer an opportunity to reflect on the rich experiences of the day, to give thanks for the shining light Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. continues to have in our lives, and to look forward with hope as we light candles that illumine the darkness.
Reception: Light Hall