The 15th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Dialogue at the University of Wyoming has been scheduled for Feb. 3-9.

The University this week announced a number of events primarily focusing on the contributions of black women from the civil rights movement to the present.

“MLK DOD events are scheduled during the second week of February. UW community members honor and recognize the continuing impact of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his life through this weeklong celebration,” says, Wyoming Union associate director co-chair Erin Olsen Pueblitz in a UW News release. “Activities and dialogue throughout the week serve as a renewal of UW’s commitment to making the campus and Wyoming an inclusive and empowering space for people from all backgrounds, experiences, orientations and abilities.”

Olsen Pueblitz is co-chair along with Natawsha Mitchell, UW Multicultural Affairs senior project coordinator.

“This year’s theme, ‘Time’s Up,’ centers on the often-forgotten experiences and contributions of black women from the civil rights movement to the present,” Mitchell adds. “Through community-based programming, with an emphasis on the arts, this year’s MLK DOD uplifts creativity and healing as key components in the global struggle toward racial justice.”

In collaboration with Days of Dialogue, African American and Diaspora Studies and UW Black Student Alliance Black History Month events are scheduled concurrently Jan. 31-Feb. 9.

Days of Dialogue events begin with a March and Rally open poster making session Sunday, Feb. 3. The Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial March and Rally will be Monday, Feb. 4, 5 to 6 p.m.

Other events include a book discussion on Feb. 5, open mic night on Feb. 6, hip-hop night on Feb. 7, a film screening Feb. 8, and the Annual Diversity Ball on Feb. 9.

The keynote performance by Kai Davis is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 7. Davis is a writer, performer, and teaching artist from Philadelphia. Davis was the artistic director of the Babel Poetry Collective from 2012-2016 and has performed for TEDx Philly, CNN, BET, Public Broadcasting System, and National Public Radio.

More information on dates, times, and locations of Days of Dialogue events can be found on the UW News webpage.

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