speak for peace: January 16, 2023

Martin Luther King, Jr. We look forward to recognizing Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Carthage on Monday, January 16, 2023.

All Carthage faculty, staff, and students are invited to engage in campus activities related to the theme “Speak For Peace.” The events are sponsored by the Office of Equity and Inclusion, the Center for Faith and Spirituality, and the Division of Arts and Humanities.

Questions? Email Michele Hancock, vice president for inclusion, at mhancock@carthage.edu.

Activities & Events

Instructional Lessons/Reflective Activities

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Instructional Lessons and Reflective Activities 
We are inviting faculty and staff to engage in activities related to this theme and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Faculty can find some suggested activities that they can incorporate into their classroom in our 2023 Instructional Activities document. Let us know how you are remembering this day and celebrating Dr. King! Faculty and staff are invited to share their plans for MLK Day 2023 events.


Martin Luther King Day Celebration 2023
Martin Luther King Day Celebration 2023

MLK Day Events

Jan. 16-19

A Peace of Mind Exhibit
During the week of Jan. 16-19, Carthage will host the “A Peace of My Mind” exhibition. This exhibition is a multimedia art project created by award-winning photographer John Noltner, who uses portraits and personal stories to bridge divides and encourage dialogue around important issues. The exhibition will spread across campus from the Clausen Center to the Todd Wehr Center. We are inviting members of the Carthage community to sign up for a time to experience the exhibition so that we can make sure everyone has a chance to experience the exhibit. See the Exhibit Guide — this can be used by classes or departments.

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.

Themed Lunch 
The Caf
Experience the Southern cuisine representative of Dr. King’s birthplace in the themed lunch menu in the Caf.

1:30-2:30 P.M

Community Gathering
A. F. Siebert Chapel 
Carthage students, faculty, staff, and guest musicians will explore the theme of “Speak For Peace” in a Community Gathering service focused on thoughtful reflection and calls to action. As part of the program, we will honor the recipients of the Black Student Union Scholarships. Music for the Community Gathering will be provided by Grammy-nominated jazz artist and Carthage voice faculty member GT Allen. Prof. Allen is the winner of the prestigious Sarah Vaughn International Vocal Competition. The Community Gathering will feature his vocals along with veteran Chicago musicians. Please put this on your calendar to attend together as a class, as a staff department, as a residence life floor activity, or as your way to honor the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King.

Music for the Community Gathering will be provided by Grammy-nominated jazz artist and Carthage v...
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration 2023

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