MLK Jr.'s Community Celebration

34th ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

Monday, January 20, 2014 
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Christ Chapel, Gettysburg College

Keynote Speaker: Michael Eric Dyson

Sponsored by the Diversity Commission, The Office of the Provost
and The MLK Jr. Celebration Committee
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CELEBRATION PROGRAM OUTLINE

6:30 PM
Musical Prelude - Biglerville High School Jazz Band

7:00 PM

Processional
Biglerville High School Jazz Band

Welcome
President Janet Morgan Riggs

Invocation
Chaplain Joseph Donnella

Musical Selection
Choir of Jabbok International Ministries

Living the Dream Award Presentation

Offering
Singing by Darlene Stancil

7:25 PM Introduction of Speaker - Tonya Mincey

7:30 PM Keynote Speaker – Micheal Eric Dyson

8:10 PM Benediction - Chaplain Joseph Donnella

8:15 PM “We Shall Overcome” 

About Michael Eric Dyson
Hailed as one of the nation's most inspiring African Americans, Michael Eric Dyson has been credited with revitalizing the role of the public intellectual with the fervor of an ordained Baptist minister.

Infusing intellectual thought with popular culture, Dyson focuses on topics of interest to the public. He eloquently melds scholarly insight with the phenomena of contemporary culture, emphasizing their interconnectedness and force in shaping our society. Most recently, he can be heard doing just that on his hour-long radio show on NPR, "The Michael Eric Dyson Show."
His books provide some of the most significant commentary on modern social and intellectual thought, interwoven with a combination of cultural criticism, race theory, religion, philosophical reflection, and gender studies. Works such as Making Malcolm X; I May Not Get There with You; Holler if You Hear Me; Mercy, Mercy Me: The Art, Loves and Demons of Marvin Gaye; Is Bill Cosby Right? Or Has the Black Middle Class Lost Its Mind?; Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster; and the recent Can You Hear Me Now? The Inspiration, Wisdom, and Insight of Michael Eric Dyson, deeply probe social themes and cultural politics.
A popular University professor of sociology at Georgetown University, Michael Eric Dyson bridges gaps between generations, connecting civil rights identity to hip-hop culture while forging links between older and younger Americans, especially black Americans. As a cutting edge historian, he educates the general public on the significance of hip hop, not only in understanding black culture, but American cultural as well. With his powerful voice, Dyson reaches beyond race, addressing the universal commonality of American concern.

Infusing intellectual thought with popular culture, Dyson focuses on topics of interest to the public. He eloquently melds scholarly insight with the phenomena of contemporary culture, emphasizing their interconnectedness and force in shaping our society. Most recently, he can be heard doing just that on his hour-long radio show on NPR, "The Michael Eric Dyson Show."

His books provide some of the most significant commentary on modern social and intellectual thought, interwoven with a combination of cultural criticism, race theory, religion, philosophical reflection, and gender studies. Works such as Making Malcolm X; I May Not Get There with You; Holler if You Hear Me; Mercy, Mercy Me: The Art, Loves and Demons of Marvin Gaye; Is Bill Cosby Right? Or Has the Black Middle Class Lost Its Mind?; Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster; and the recent Can You Hear Me Now? The Inspiration, Wisdom, and Insight of Michael Eric Dyson, deeply probe social themes and cultural politics.

A popular University professor of sociology at Georgetown University, Michael Eric Dyson bridges gaps between generations, connecting civil rights identity to hip-hop culture while forging links between older and younger Americans, especially black Americans. As a cutting edge historian, he educates the general public on the significance of hip hop, not only in understanding black culture, but American cultural as well. With his powerful voice, Dyson reaches beyond race, addressing the universal commonality of American concern.


Michael Eric Dyson
Michael Eric Dyson


SUPPORT THE MLK LEGACY

Continue the legacy of Dr. King by supporting The Adams County Career Aid Project, which provides scholarships for low-income youth and adults in Adams County to further their education beyond high school. 

Since 2004, The Career Aid Project has provided almost $100,000 to over 230 people to study.

The MLK Celebration Committee seeks support to reach the goal of raising $20,000 this year. Donations are accepted by mail as well as during the offering at the Celebration on January 20

Please make checks payable to SCCAP/ACCAP and mail to 153 North Stratton Street, Gettysburg, PA.  All donations are tax-deductible and receipts will be mailed. 

 

CELEBRATION COMMITTEE

Adrienne Camel, Chair
Diana Henne
Nell Matthews
Elizabeth Richardson Viti
Rosie Bolen
Jean Odom
Sue Williams
Nancy Whitman
Ashley Andyshak Hayes
Tonya Mincey
Kim Davidson
Harvey Haun

Contact Adrienne: acamel@sccap.org