Celebrations increased this year with five new events ~Morgan Barclay, Editor-in-Chief~ The words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. echoed on campus. Whether it be in the Gaines Theater, the DSU Ballroom, the Trible Plaza, the Pope Chapel, or just walking on the Great Lawn, the campus was alive with the words of the civil rights leader. Through six unique events, the university asked students to reflect on the life, legacy and words of the leader. Of these six, five were new editions this year– the student processional, the spiritual reflection, the 21 day racial equity challenge, the oratorical contest and the food drive. These events were more publicized than in years before too. Two emails were personally sent from the president’s office to students. Last semester, only nine emails in total were sent from the office, given this a great meaning. These events also came after a petition was launched by CNU student Marckel Bonds over the break, that asked for the … [Read more...] about The Captain’s Log Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Ever since 1986, on the third Monday of each January, the United States observes the legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in commemoration of his birthday anniversary, which is actually Jan. 15, 1929. “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor … it must be demanded by the oppressed!” King determined. While many did not agree with the peaceful preacher’s passive approach to solving race problems in the land of the free, some admired his courageous stance against oppressors, as the whole world unwittingly witnessed. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in the moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at during times of challenge and controversy,” King asserted. As the mainstream media keeps the masses focused on a 1963 King dream, rarely is mention made of his more progressive presentations, such as “Beyond Vietnam,” delivered at Harlem’s historic Riverside Church April 4, … [Read more...] about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: The apostle of peace
SUNDAY, JAN. 20 Volver: San Francisco Flamenco Dance Company, led by Kerensa DeMars, returns to Moorish roots of flamenco in the performance, featuring renowned string players Amir-John Haddad and Ali Paris, Syrian percussionist Faisal Zedan and gypsy flamenco singer José Cortés accompanying original choreography. [7 p.m., Brava Theater, 2781 24th St., S.F.]: The Filipino American Center of the S.F. Public Library presents Juanita Tamayo Lott speaking about her memoir, which details how the first and only College of Ethnic Studies in the U.S. was established at San Francisco State College after a strike in 1968. [1 to 3 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Room, 100 Larkin St., S.F.] The Black and Brown Comix Arts Festival: Rebecca Roanhorse, a Nebula and Hugo Award-winning fiction writer, and Daniel José Older, author the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series and the young adult novel “Shadowshaper,” are among those appearing at the fifth annual multi-day fair. [1 to 4 … [Read more...] about Jan. 20-22: Volver, Juanita Tamayo Lott, Black and Brown Comix Festival, In The Name of Love, Carmen Cusack, King and Faith Forum, Avedis Chamber Series, Bringing the Noise for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Jacob Banks, Tuesday Bluesday
Ninety years after his birth and nearly 51 years since his death, is the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision of nonviolence and equality still relevant for America? If Dr. King were living and preaching today, how would his politics of nonviolent protest play in today’s relentlessly partisan and connected world? Would he be on social media himself? And what would social media make of a man who even his supporters admit had extramarital affairs -- sometimes picked up by FBI bugs planted by the agency under J. Edgar Hoover, intent on besmirching King.Many who believe social justice is an unfulfilled dream would contend King remains deeply relevant today amid rising income inequality, racially charged language in Washington and middle-class angst. And the country’s still-unresolved racial fissures trace in part to something that helped inspire King to service and the ministry: the Jim Crow era of institutionalized prejudice that kept people of color from advancing in … [Read more...] about What if the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were living and preaching today? Editorial Board Roundtable
Martin Luther King Jr. January 15, 1929 –April 4, 1968 Martin Luther King Jr All quotes are credited to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Faith Is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” “The time is always right to do what is right.” “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.” “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” “We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.” “The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.” “The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is … [Read more...] about Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr