Boise State is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive climate for the campus and local community. A number of events are offered throughout the year to further this goal, so check this site often for the latest offerings.
2014 MLK Living Legacy Celebration
January 20 Day of Greatness March and Rally
- 8:30 AM Jordan Ballroom, Student Union: Poster making (materials provided)
- 10:30 AM Jordan Ballroom, Student Union: Marchers depart
- 11:30 AM Capitol Building: Rally
- 12:00 noon Keynote speaker Dr. Jill Gill “Idaho and the Civil Rights Bill of 1964″
More info here
January 22-29 “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle” film series
All movies will be shown at 6:30 PM in the Barnwell Room, SUB. Parking Structure Coupon Code is: 20149778
Each screening will feature a facilitated discussion at the conclusion of the screening being led by a faculty and/or community member familiar with the content of the film.
The series is shared on behalf of the “Bridging Cultures” initiative of the National Endowments of Humanities via the Gilder-Lehman Institute.
January 27 Keynote Address by Dolores Huerta 7:00 PM Jordan Ballroom, Student Union
Dolores Clara Fernandez Huerta is a labor leader and civil rights activistwho, along with César Chávez, co-founded the National Farmworkers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW). Huerta has received numerous awards for her community service and advocacy for workers’, immigrants’, and women’s rights.
Boise State University Symphonic Winds will present the regional premier of “HOMAGE TO THE DREAM “a new concert piece written by Mark Camphouse commemorating the 50th anniversary of the “I HAVE A DREAM” speech delivered August 28, 1963 by Dr. Martin Luther King. Conducted by Marcellus Brown.
Parking Structure Coupon Code is: 20149778
February 3 – 23 Gandhi, King, Ikeda exhibit “A Legacy of Creating Peace”
Student Union Gallery, Boise State University
The Gandhi, King, Ideka: A Legacy of Creating Peace was created with the hope that by examining the lives of these great figures, viewers will find these lofty ideals and principles within the grasp of their own daily existence. For it is within the mundane realm of daily living that Mohandas K. Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Daisaku Ikeda have sought to forge an existence filled with dignity, freedom and happiness for all people.
February 3 Keynote Address by Dr. Lawrence Edward Carter
3:30-5:00 PM Student Union Building
Dr. Lawrence Edward Carter, Dean of the MLK International Chapel at
Morehouse College, will open the Gandhi, King, Ikeda exhibit “A Legacy of Creating Peace”.
He will also present the “Ghandi, King, Ikeda Award” to someone in our community whose work emphasizes the difference one person can make in promoting peace through non-violent action.
MLK Living Legacy Celebration events are proudly co-sponsored by Boise State Student Media.