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Athletics hosts MLK Day visit to civil rights movement sites; annual trip to be named for David Williams

Jan. 28, 2019—The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day trip, now in its third year, provides members of the Vanderbilt community with the opportunity to learn more about the history of the civil rights movement and current efforts to further King’s legacy.

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VU community celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and impact

Jan. 23, 2019—The Vanderbilt community celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a number of events leading up to and on MLK Day on Monday.

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What’s On My Mind: Martin Luther King and the responsibility to speak up

Jan. 23, 2019—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reflects on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Vanderbilt's history of encouraging open dialogue, which continues today, in this week's column.

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MLK Commemorative Series kickoff set for Jan. 18

Jan. 9, 2019—Vanderbilt will host its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series Jan. 18-21, providing numerous lectures, service learning opportunities and events for the university community. Political reporter April Ryan will deliver this year’s keynote address Jan. 21.

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What’s On My Mind: The expectations of a new year

Jan. 7, 2019—As students return to class and faculty and staff resume their work, thoughts and efforts turn to the opportunities that the new year holds, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in his first column of 2019.

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MLK Day lecture: ‘Diversity, Inclusion and Equity—Our Collective Responsibility’ Jan. 21

Dec. 20, 2018—Deborah Deas, professor of psychiatry and Mark and Pam Rubin Dean of the School of Medicine and chief executive officer for clinical affairs at the University of California–Riverside, will discuss "Diversity, Inclusion and Equity: Our Collective Responsibility" from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, in Light Hall, Room 208.

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MLK Commemorative Series seeking proposals for teach-ins

Nov. 9, 2018—The MLK Commemorative Series planning committee invites Vanderbilt community members, including faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate and professional students, to submit proposals for teach-ins to take place on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in January 2019.

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MLK lecture celebrates values of diversity, inclusion

Jan. 18, 2018—André Churchwell, MD, greeted those gathered in Light Hall for Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture with a reminder that his father, Robert, gave the first such lecture at Vanderbilt 17 years ago.

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Vanderbilt marks MLK Day with march, teach-ins, keynote, more

Jan. 17, 2018—Vanderbilt University celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a series of events on and off campus Jan. 15. The theme of the university’s 2018 commemoration was “Justice Through Collective Action: Fighting Oppression Without Suppression.”

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Student-athletes, faculty, staff visit historic Memphis sites to mark MLK Day

Jan. 16, 2018—Vanderbilt Athletics sponsored a day trip to Memphis Jan. 14 in recognition of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The group of Commodore student-athletes, staff members and faculty visited the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel, the site of King’s assassination 50 years ago this April, among other historic sites. Watch video and read reflections on their experience.

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Vanderbilt MLK Day celebration explores ‘Justice Through Collective Action’

Jan. 15, 2018—Vanderbilt University's 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series will explore "Justice Through Collective Action: Fighting Oppression Without Suppression" and feature a keynote address by Michael Eric Dyson beginning at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 15 in Langford Auditorium. Other activities planned for the day include the Nashville Freedom March, freedom rides and teach-ins. See the full schedule of events.

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What’s On My Mind: Lessons that sports teach our society

Jan. 11, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos looks at sports as a gateway to social change in this week's edition of "What's On My Mind."

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