Events and Programming

Lunch & Learn with Dr. Kurt Hollender from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM –  Wednesday, January 18, 2023, through Zoom Webinar. Registration Link 

Taking off from Angela Davis's recent work on the role of the artistic imagination in activism, Join Dr. Kurt Hollender, CSB+SJU visiting assistant professor of German, for a Lunch & Learn Webinar on the theory of the holiday (from Hölderlin to Heidegger, to Marcuse to Angela Davis) and the praxis of the holiday in Stevie Wonder's championing of M.L.K. Day with his song "Happy Birthday." This event is in collaboration with the CSB+SJU German Studies Department and Multicultural Student Services as a part of our Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2023 Week Celebration. 

Climate Justice: A Revolution of Values Panel Discussion from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM – Wednesday, January 18, 2023, in Quad 170 at S.J.U.

Join Dr. Corrie Grosse and a panel of students who attended the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27) as they connect the fight against climate change with M.L.K.’s vision of a global movement for justice. Panelists include students from Climate Justice Club, Environmental Studies, and EcoHouse. This event is in collaboration with the CSB+SJU Environmental Studies Department, Climate Justice Club, and Multicultural Student Services as a part of our Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2023 Week Celebration.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2023 Keynote Address featuring Rev. James Alberts at 6:00 PM –  Thursday, January 19, 2023, in Upper Gorecki 204AB  at C.S.B.

Pastor James Alberts II of the Higher Ground Church of God in St. Cloud will deliver the 2023 keynote address for M.L.K. week at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University. In 2017, Pastor Alberts founded Higher Works Collaborative, a nonprofit organization that has worked tirelessly to advance the lives and livelihoods of the African-American community in Central Minnesota. In addition to his service with Higher Ground Church of God and Higher Works Collaborative, Pastor Alberts is a board member at the Collegeville Institute and I.S.A.I.A.H., a multi-racial, state-wide, nonpartisan coalition of faith communities fighting for racial and economic justice in Minnesota. Following Pastor Alberts’ keynote address, audience members will participate in table conversations facilitated by student leaders from Multicultural Student Services, C.S.B. Campus Ministry, and S.J.U. Campus Ministry. 

Community Inclusion Conversation: Everyday Allyship starting at 4:45 PM – Tuesday, February 1st 2023, in Multicultural Center

Community Inclusion Conversations provide students with opportunities to engage in dialogue and learn across differences of racial, ethnic, national, and cultural backgrounds. At Everyday Allyship you will examine your own social identity and personal values to better understand ways you can act as an ally to others.  This is one of five workshops towards completing the Community Inclusion Conversations (CIC) Certification Program and the first opportunity of the Spring. Learn moire about the Certficate Program and Workshop Topics in the Community Inclusion Conversations (CIC) Certificate Program tab.

Interested in participating in or hosting a panel at the MCC? Email us at [email protected] and tell us your idea! 

Events will be posted throughout the year on the Master Calendar.

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