Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Week at Queens University of Charlotte
Queens University of Charlotte will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a week-long series of events that kick off Jan. 17 with a visit from 100 middle schoolers, U.S. Senator Kay Hagan, and Congressman Mel Watt (NC-12.)
The annual celebration on campus provides opportunities for robust discussion and community service for students.
This year's events are:
Monday, Jan. 17: MLK Fun Day - Queens partners with Right Moves for Youth, bringing 100 middle schoolers to campus to learn about King's life and the Civil Rights Movement. The day-long series of events is also designed to expose these young people to university life and to encourage them to stay on the path toward higher education. U.S. Senator Kay Hagan and Congressman Mel Watt (NC-12) will speak to the students.
Tuesday, Jan. 18: Showing of the movie "Crash" with facilitated discussion afterwards.
Thursday, Jan. 20: Special Chapel service led by Queens Police Chief Johnnie Ravenell, with performances by the Queens Gospel Choir.
- Mika and Joe tell childhood stories, talk politics and even discuss some tough subjects
- World of Work classes give students an edge in the job market
- Professor Morri Creech is named a Pulitzer Prize Finalist
- Dr. Best Co-authors Textbook Chapter
- History Professor Wins Award
- Student Carl Schlotman releases a book that helps students attain internships and jobs
- Queens students and alumni rub elbows with top employers at Schmoozapalooza
- Queens participates in the Washington Model for the Organization of American States
- Queens students organize a community forum to discuss immigration
- Professor Mullis' Essay Published