Join PACG Out and About group at St. Ambrose University's Civil Rights Week
2019 Civil Rights Celebration Schedule
St. Ambrose Events (except where denoted *)
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Weekend of Reflection and Community Support
Monday, January 21st
9:00 am – 2:00 pm **PACG will have a table at this event**
Martin Luther King Service and Project “FROM WHENCE WE CAME, a celebration of civil rights history.” Service Project goes from 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. at KWQC, 805 Brady St. At Sacred Heart Cathedral, a Civil Rights History display opens at 9 am. The Unity Service begins at 11 a.m. followed by a free lunch. Sponsored by P.U.N.C.H, Friends of MLK, and Sacred Heart Cathedral at 422 E. 10th St., Davenport, IA 52803
10:30am - Noon
36th annual MLK Jr. Memorial Service & Awards "Accepting evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it."
Martin Luther King Center at 630 -9th Street, Rock Island, IL.
Monday, January 21st - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
St. Ambrose University will be closed in observance of the holiday. We invite students, faculty and staff to honor this day by attending weekend or Monday events, and listening to the KALA airing.
KALA Radio 88.5 FM airing of ‘From Atlanta to the Mountain Top’
Noon – 3:00 p.m. - Listen at 88.5 FM or at 106.1 FM; go to www.sau.edu/kala to listen online; or download KALA’s new mobile app(see website for directions).
Tuesday, January 22nd
March to Remember: Silent March – Christ The King Chapel
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Join the St. Ambrose community as we participate in a silent march to commemorate the Civil Rights Movement,
reflect on its impact, and consider what those efforts mean for us today. This year we will meet in the gathering space of Christ the King Chapel to begin our march. From there we will commence our march to Marquette Street, commemorated by the City of Davenport as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. Alumni Thomas Mason will share some insights regarding the process for recognizing that designation through the sign project. We will return to campus where participants are invited to join us for hot chocolate and the unveiling of the Hands that Help canvas in the Food Court area of The Rogalski Center.
LGBTQ Laws, Support, & Accountability – Ambrose Hall BeeHive
7:00 –8:30 p.m.
Ric Tennenbaum of Iowa Safe Schools will discuss law that protect LGBTQ folks in Iowa. She’ll discuss the importance and limits of these legal protections, and then consider what we can do in our everyday lives to show up for LGBTQ people. Session will be interactive and very informative.
Wednesday, January 23rd
Courageous Conversations – Rogalski Center - Gottlieb Conference Center
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Courageous conversations are dialogues in which participants commit to engage each other with honesty, open-
mindedness, and vulnerability. This will be an opportunity for members of St. Ambrose and the community to listen deeply to better understand each other’s perspective when it comes to race. Facilitated by: Latrice Lacey, Director of Davenport Civil Rights Commission, and Jennifer Boedeker, Director of Field Education at St. Ambrose School of Social Work. The Kokjohn Fund supports this event as an example of critical reflection and dialogue, which is a core aspect of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.
Overcoming Bias through Agility – Rogalski Center – Third Floor Ballroom
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Spark Creative will lead a series of research-based (but still fun!) interactive exercises and debriefs to help us enhance agility in our communications and relationships. We will learn skills to help bring about positive change in others and ourselves. These skills are helpful as we face conversations around race/gender and, also, beneficial in nearly all aspects of our personal and professional lives. Participation is limited, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org required.
Civil Rights and Human Liberties Mass – Christ the King Chapel
Fr. Thom Hennen and the Campus Ministry staff will highlight the legacy of civil rights and human liberties work
during the weekly student mass. Prayers used will be from the "Mass for the Preservation of Peace and Justice" that evening. All are welcome.
Thursday, January 24th
Survivor Voices – Ambrose Hall BeeHive
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Survivors of trafficking and other forms of violence and their allies will read poetry to raise their voices against
violence. Sponsored by SAU SAAT, Triota, WGS, Family Resources Survivor Services , Braking Traffik, and the Midwest Writing Center. Ryan Collins of the Midwest Writing Center will MC the event and advocates from SAAT and Braking Traffik will have a resource table with more information about counseling, prevention, legislative advocacy, and volunteer opportunities to help our community stand together against violence and to support human rights in our world. For more information, or to volunteer as a reader, please contact email@example.com.
Community Service Project – River Bend Food Bank *
3:15 – 5:45 pm
Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in a service project at the River Bend Food Bank warehouse,
where food is received and distributed to food pantries in 26 Iowa and Illinois counties. We will sort donated items, and pack backpacks with food for school children to take home on weekends via the “Backpack Program.”Carpool transportation will be provided; if you can help driving others, please let us know when you register. Please gather in the Rogalski Center foyer at 3:15 that day. Pre-registration is asked of volunteers, please email Kaitlin Bormann at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 23rd to register.
Typecast Exhibit – Morrissey Gallery in Galvin Fine Arts Center
4:00 – 7:00 pm
Join artist Ben Blount as he discusses the exhibit entitled “Typecast”. Blount’s work explores questions of race and
identity and the stories we tell ourselves about living in America. Truth tellers and rabble rousers in all areas of popular culture inspire his work--from Dave Chapelle and Kara Walker to Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) and Amos Kennedy. This exhibit will be in the Morrissey Gallery from January 14th - March 2nd. It is free and open to the public.
Movie “The Hate U Give” – Rogalski Center Ballroom (map) 7:30 pm
**PACG Out and About will be gathering at 6:00 pm at Zeek's Island Cafe, 1509 N Harrison St, Davenport IA (map) and then going to the movie together. If you can't join us for dinner, we hope to see you at the movie!**
7:30 –9:00 pm (movie)
Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right. Written by Twentieth Century Fox. All are welcome.
Saturday, January 26th
Race: Are We So Different? - Putnam Museum *
10:00 – 11:30 am
Diversity at St. Ambrose will sponsor a limited number of students and employees to attend the traveling exhibit on
Race. This exhibit aims to help visitors of all ages better understand the origins and manifestations of race and racism in everyday life by investigating race and challenging its misconceptions through the framework of science. This insightful and impactful exhibit examines the history of the idea of race and looks at the experience of race in the United States with respect to housing, education and health. The exhibit is open to the public. --St. Ambrose students and employees wanting to attend as a group must, RSVP to email@example.com.
For more information e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us on Twitter @saudiversity.
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