Martin Luther King, Jr. Series

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Each year in January, the RISD community organizes and hosts the Martin Luther King, Jr. Series to acknowledge the life and vast contributions of Dr. King in creating a more just and democratic society. The annual series of special events includes lectures, programs and workshops designed to provide RISD and the local community with meaningful moments of service, reflection, self-development, inspiration and celebration.

Tim Wise

Uprooting Privilege: Leadership Responsibilities in a World of Institutional Inequality

Tim Wise
 This event was postponed twice due to weather-related travel constraints. Mr. Wise will be visiting in the fall. The new date will be announced once it’s determined.
RISD Auditorium
free and open to the public

 photos from 2015 keynote event
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Danny Glover, keynote speaker, holding this year's advertising for the event   Danny Glover during opening remarks, with copy of RISD student's art work; 'Black Women Matter', featured in the RISD Kindred Show that Mr Glover attended

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RISD President Rosanne Somerson during opening remarks   2015 MLK Committee with Danny Glover at Keynote Event

MLK 2015 | events

January 17 | opening celebration dinner, 5–8pm, Portfolio Café, 15 Westminster Street

January 17 | opening concert, 6:30–8pm, Fleet Library at RISD, 15 Westminster Street

January 19 | MLK Day of Service, 8:30am–2:30pm, Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School, 35 Camp Street

January 19 | RISD LEADS featuring Camilo ViveirosMartin, Ella, and Cesar: Learning from Movement Leadership, 6pm, RISD Tap Room, 226 Benefit Street (4th floor)

January 23 | Rhythm + Change: screening of the Danny Glover film The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975, 8pm, Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center, 20 North Main Street

January 24Rhythm + Change: screening of the Danny Glover film Trouble the Water, 3pm, Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center, 20 North Main Street

January 25Rhythm + Change: screening of the Danny Glover film Soundtrack for a Revolution followed by a panel discussion with faculty, 3pm, Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center, 20 North Main Street

January 30 | NEW DATE DUE TO STORM (postponed from Jan 28 to Jan 30) Danny Glover: Creativity and Democracy: Social Change through the Arts, 7pm, RISD Auditorium, 17 Canal Walk (the lecture will be simulcast in the Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center, 20 North Main Street

new date to be announcedTim Wise: Uprooting Privilege: Leadership Responsibilities in a World of Institutional Inequality (more about Tim Wise)

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MLK 2014 | selected coverage
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Furniture Design students walk along the riverfront, carrying their projects to class.