2015 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration


The 29th Annual

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration [flyer]


Feed-A-Family Food Drive: 2015 MLK Service Project [Flyer]

Help a family in need receive a meal! Fill a bag with non-perishable food items and drop off during the 2015 MLK Celebration scheduled Monday, January 19th - Thursday January 22nd. Families in need as identified by Project Starburst will benefit from your service!

Pick up a bag and handout detailing examples of non-perishable items from the OMSS in FLITE 159!

***Ferris Student Community Service Opportunity***
- For every #5 cans you donate you will receive #2 community service hours

Donation drop-off locations and times:

  • Monday, Jan 19
    - 12-3pm Common Ground Stations @ the IRC & the University Center
    - 4pm Freedom March @ the University Center
  • Tuesday, Jan 20
    - 12-3pm Common Ground Stations @ the IRC & the University Center
    - 4-7pm Common Ground Station @ the FLITE Library 
    - 5pm MLK Charity Basketball Game @ the Wink Arena
  • Wednesday, Jan 21
    - 12-3pm Common Ground Stations @ the IRC & the University Center
    - 4-7pm Common Ground Station @ the FLITE Library
  • Thursday, Jan 22
    6pm & 8pm @ the Men’s and Women’s Basketball Games Wink Arena


Faculty and Staff In-Service
Sponsored by the Diversity and Inclusion Office
When: Monday, Jan . 19 at 10am
Where: University Center Room 203
What: *FSU Faculty and Staff only, contact the Diversity and Inclusion Office to RSVP (231)591-3946

Tunnel of Oppression Exhibit [Flyer]
When: Monday, Jan. 19 through Wednesday, Jan. 21 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Ward Hall basement
What: The Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive exhibit that introduces students to the concepts of oppression, privilege and power. Visitors walk through a set of scenes that educate them about oppression and leave them thinking about the issues. At the end, there is a fair where students have the opportunity to get involved in addressing some of the issues displayed in the tunnel. This event is sponsored by the Housing and Residence Life Harmony Project.
Ferguson, What Would MLK Do? (Open Discussion) 
When: Monday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m.
Where: University Center, Room 203
What: Based on current social justice issues, such as Ferguson, Mo., there will be an open and honest dialogue on the problems and perceptions in order to create solutions necessary to moving forward.
Freedom March 
When: Monday, Jan. 19 at 4 p.m.
Where: Location to be determined
What: OMSS is hosting the 29th annual Freedom March in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“Culture Shock” – 5 Star Event and 2015 MLK Celebration Featured Presentation [Flyer]
When: Monday, Jan. 19 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Williams Auditorium 
What: “If your subconscious could talk, what would it say?" This advanced program is intended to expose our cultural misconceptions through a unique method of “Racial Hypnosis.” The event is sponsored by OMSS and the student organization, Entertainment Unlimited. The event is free and open to the public.
Documentary Series
When: Monday, Jan. 20 through Thursday, Jan. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: FLITE 438
What: The documentary series will be hosted by OMSS. Each episode is one hour and will be played at the beginning of each hour. The schedule is as follows:
  • Tuesday - the 2013 PBS series "Many Rivers to Cross"
  • Wednesday - the History Channel's 2008 special "King"
  • Thursday - Newsreel's 2002 film series "The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow" 

Charity Basketball Event
When: Tuesday, Jan. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. 
Where: Wink Arena
What: Donations in the form of nonperishable food items and essentials will be collected at the event to benefit Big Rapids community organizations. Faculty, Staff and Student Leaders will play against each other in a Crimson v. Gold Co-ed basketball game, and members of the audience will be able to participate in the scheduled Free Throw and 3-Point Contests! Cost of admission = 1 can good.

Tunnel Talkback (Open Discussion)
When: Wednesday, Jan. 21 from 5 to 6 p.m.
Where: Ward Hall Lobby
What: The Housing and Residence Life Harmony Project will be hosting a discussion about the 2015 Tunnel of Oppression exhibit. Visitors are encouraged to discuss their experiences and reactions with each other. Thoughts can also be shared on social media using the hashtag, #FerrisMLK

29th Annual MLK Student Tribute
When: Wednesday, Jan. 21 from 7 to 8 p.m.
Where: University Center, Room 202 BC
What: Ferris students will present a variety of presentations at the 29th annual student tribute in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The event is free and open to the public.

MLK Unity Ball
When: Wednesday, Jan. 21 from 8 to 11 p.m.
Where: University Center Room, 202 A
What: This celebratory event will include live music, light refreshments and a variety of displays that showcase “Unity” from Ferris students. Semi-formal dress is encouraged. The event is free and open to the public.


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