(January 14, 2014)
Centenary announces 2014 Dream Week events
SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary College will celebrate the legacy and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during a week-long tribute, January 20-25. Dream Week 2014 will offer events that encourage participants to reflect on the past while acting upon the promise of the future.
Dream Week 2014
All events for Dream Week 2014 are open to the public:
Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Day
January 20, 8:00 a.m., Kilpatrick Auditorium/Various Sites
Dream Week kicks off with Centenary students, staff, faculty, and alumni taking part in the College's 6th Annual MLK Service Day. Participants will work to beautify the Highland area by painting, cleaning, and making other repairs to local schools and non-profit organizations.
Registration is free with breakfast, lunch, and transportation provided. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. in Kilpatrick Auditorium and participants will be returned to campus at noon for lunch.
Register online for the service day project.
Dream Week Convocation: Dr. Lee Morgan, Professor Emeritus
January 21, 11:10 a.m., Whited Room in Bynum Commons
Centenary Professor Emeritus Lee Morgan will discuss his personal stories of integration in the Shreveport-Bossier area and on Centenary's campus. Archivist Chris Brown will also be on hand to introduce the "Presence of African Americans at Centenary prior to 1956" history exhibit, located in the lobby of Bynum Commons. Lunch with the speaker will immediately follow. For more information on this exhibit, visit newsarchive/2014/0000008
Lunch with Dr. Lee Morgan, Professor Emeritus
January 21, 12:00 p.m., Cafeteria in Bynum Commons
Have lunch and an informal discussion with Centenary Professor Emeritus Lee Morgan following his Dream Week Convocation.
January 21, 7:30 p.m., Robinson Film Center
42 is a 2013 American biographical sports film written and directed by Brian Helgeland. The film is the story of legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson and Brooklyn Dodgers manager Branch Rickey, who broke Major League Baseball's color line when he signed Robinson in 1946. Chadwick Boseman stars as Robinson and Harrison Ford plays Branch Rickey.
Dream Week Convocation: "The Unknown Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement"
January 22, 12:00 p.m., Whited Room
Join Centenary faculty Dr. Dana Kress and Dr. Peter Huff for this conversation about the unsung heroes of the Civil Rights era.
Dream Week Convocation: Ms. Sherricka Fields '05
January 23, 11:10 a.m., Whited Room
Listen to a Centenary alumna discuss her years at Centenary and her current work with the Shreveport Mayor's office.
Lunch with Ms. Sherricka Fields '05
January 23, 12:00 p.m., Cafeteria in Bynum Commons
Have lunch and an informal discussion with Ms. Sherricka Fields '05 following her Dream Week Convocation.
Film: RACE—The Power of an Illusion
January 23, 7:00 p.m., LSUS University Center Theatre
RACE—The Power of an Illusion is a three-part PBS documentary mini-series that investigates race in society, science, and history. For directions to the University Center Theatre, visit http://www.lsus.edu/about-lsus/visit-lsus/campus-map-of-lsus.
Theatre Performance: "Four Little Girls"
January 24, 7:00 p.m., Marjorie Lyons Playhouse
The Mahogany Ensemble Theatre will stage a reading that honors the lives of Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Addie Mae Collins, on the 50th anniversary of the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL. The play takes a look at what every child imagines they want to be when they grow up and dares to examine what it's like to be a child in the most extreme conditions. Admission is $5 for the public. (Admission is free for faculty, staff, and students.)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratory Competition
January 25, 1:00 p.m., Marjorie Lyons Playhouse
Presented by Mahogany Ensemble Theatre in partnership with the City of Shreveport, Shreve Memorial Library System, and Centenary College, this event honors the legacy of
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the rich Civil Rights heritage in Northwest Louisiana through the art of oratorical presentation, while showcasing the emerging leadership of talented youth in the region.
The oratory competition is open to all students: grades 3rd-5th (elementary division), 6th-8th (junior division), and 9th-12th (senior division). The Youth Leadership Award is open to young adults ages 16-21. Call 318.382.2841 for more information.
All Dream Week activities are co-sponsored by the Centenary Diversity Committee and the Office of Global Engagement.
For more information on Dream Week 2014, contact Chris Lavan, Director of Global Engagement, at 318.869.5542 or Dr. Chad Fulwider, Assistant Professor of History and Chair of the Diversity Committee, at 318.869.5185.