D&E to rejoice MLK Day | Information, Sports activities, Jobs

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ELKINS — Davis & Elkins Faculty will rejoice Martin Luther King Day with a march all through downtown Elkins, the signing of a proclamation at Elkins Metropolis Corridor and a particular program on campus.

All these occasions are open to the general public and can happen on Tuesday, Jan. 17, to permit pupil participation for many who are simply returning for the spring semester.

“A visionary and faith-filled chief, Dr. King’s message and problem stays as related as we speak because it did 65 years in the past,” D&E President Chris A. Wooden mentioned. “As D&E college students come to a fuller understanding of Dr. King’s dream, they’re being challenged to take up the mantle of making the Beloved Neighborhood that Dr. King preached. We invite the residents of Elkins to hitch us for the day’s actions selling justice, equality and unity in our neighborhood and nation.”

The march steps off at 11 a.m. from the Gatehouse on the entrance to campus on Sycamore Road. The group will journey to Elkins Metropolis Corridor the place Metropolis Clerk Jessica Sutton will learn the proclamation designating the week of Jan. 15 as MLK Jr. Week of Service.

The proclamation additionally commemorates the thirty seventh anniversary of the vacation recognizing considered one of America’s biggest visionary leaders and celebrating King’s life and legacy. The proclamation states that as King’s “I Have A Dream Speech” turns 60 this yr, it reminds us to acknowledge “that in these difficult occasions, too many Individuals face restricted alternatives, however our capability to help one another stays limitless; and we should face the challenges with the identical power, persistence and willpower exhibited by Dr. King.”

The march will make its method again to campus with stops alongside the best way to replicate on 4 subjects: “Empower the Powerless,” “Discover Alternative in Each Scenario,” “Enlist the Greatest Allies, Even when You’re Not Greatest Pals” and “Pursue the Not possible.”

As soon as again on campus, the group will assemble in Myles Heart for the Arts at roughly 11:30 a.m. the place Dr. Julius Bailey, a professor of philosophy at Wittenberg College in Springfield, Ohio, will current a chat focusing how love can overcome concern.

At Wittenberg College, Bailey additionally serves as chairperson of the Philosophy and Faith Division and director of Pre-Legislation and Justice, Legislation and Public Coverage. A social theorist and variety lecturer, Bailey has been a visitor on quite a few media retailers, and is usually sought to talk at faculties, prisons, church buildings and for neighborhood organizations throughout America. He at the moment hosts a web-based radio present, “Straight no Chaser with Dr. Julius Bailey,” by way of which he offers perception and steering on social change.

He has authored 5 books, together with the award-winning “Racial Realities and Submit-Racial Goals: The Age of Obama and Past” and edited two others, notably the broadly circulated “The Cultural Affect of Kanye West” and “Philosophy and Hip Hop.” His present e-book, “Racism, Hypocrisy and Unhealthy Religion: A Ethical Problem to the America I Love,” was launched in February of 2020.

The occasions at D&E in recognition of the Martin Luther King Jr. vacation are sponsored by the President’s Initiative on Variety, Fairness and Inclusion which was launched in 2020 with a pledge to hear, study and act deliberately to uphold the D&E institutional values and mission of “considerate engagement on the earth,” “act(ing) responsibly as residents of a number of communities,” and valuing “human dignity and social accountability.” Stressing an openness and mutual respect for all throughout the D&E neighborhood, the initiative included a number of periods {of professional} improvement, pupil workshops and public programming.

Along with the occasions introduced by D&E, regionally, Woodford Memorial Methodist Church will rejoice with a Martin Luther King worship service on Sunday, Jan. 15 and the Tygart Valley United Manner will facilitate neighborhood service initiatives throughout the week of Jan. 16-20 acknowledging this yr’s theme of “Collectively We Can Be the Dream.”

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