Outside of having the campus closed on Jan. 19, in order to further celebrate one of the most prominent civil rights movement activists in American history, Bellevue College will have events for the rest of the week.
On Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in C130, there will be a non-violence workshop with guest speaker Jonathan “Globe” Lewis.
On Wednesday in C130, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., there will be a screening of the documentary “Stand.”
On Thursday at 11:30 in Carlson Theater, the main event of the week is taking place. The event and celebration is called, “Dream and Act, Dr. Martin Luther King did.” John Carlos, Olympic medalist and civil rights activist will be presenting along with sportswriter and commentator Dave Zirin. The beginning of the event will be made up of both presenter’s keynote addresses, followed by a question and answer session and book signing.
Carlos was the bronze medal winner in the 1968 Summer Olympics for the 200 meter dash. Upon receiving his medal, his Black Power salute on the podium sparked controversy across the nation. After his experience in the Olympics, Carlos went on to play in the NFL and then became a founding member of the Olympic Project for Human Rights.
Zirin writes about the politics of sports for Nation Magazine and was also named one of UTNE’s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World.”
The last event of the week will be taking place on Friday in the cafeteria from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Here, a reading of Martin Luther King Jr.’s work will be read.
For more information on any of the events, visit Bellevue College’s website.