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Monday, January 20, 2020
January 2020

Monday, January 20, 2020

Community Day of Dialogue and Service (Monday, Jan 20 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

The first of Albion's two events honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., takes place Monday, January 20, with the annual Day of Dialogue and Service. Keynote speaker Mike Culliver opens the day with a keynote address at 9 a.m. in the downtown Bohm Theatre, 201 S. Superior St.


Albion native Mike Culliver has invested his personal and professional time to improve his community and the lives of its younger citizens. Currently the at-risk coordinator for Harrington Elementary School, Mike also worked at Albion High School and the Calhoun County Juvenile Home. A football and track and field athlete at Albion College, Mike has coached football at Marshall High School and worked with Milton Barnes' Playright basketball organization. The former president of Albion-Homer United Way, Mike is a church leader and involved in many other civic organizations.


Following Culliver's presentation, participants can choose among several workshops on specific inclusion/awareness issues (see list below). Lunch and a service project with then both take place at Albion College. Lunch is free but participants are encouraged to RSVP to Albion College's Office of Intercultural Affairs.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP for lunch, contact Albion College's Office of I(intercultural Affairs at 517/629-0501, or contact associate director Clarence Stirgus at .


Day of Dialogue and Service Workshops

10:15-11:15 a.m., Monday, January 20


Complexities of Latinx Identities

Ludington Classroom # 2

 . Elizabeth Barrios, Assistant Professor of Spanish


Registering to Vote and Voting Updates

Foundr Bakery

Jason Moritz, Teaching Certification Officer

Bob Dunklin, President of Albion NAACP Branch

Jasmine Maddox, Albion College senior Education Major


But That Doesn't Affect Me!

Ludington Classroom #1 

Jess Roberts, Professor of English Studies


LGBTQ Justice

Sterling Books and Brew

Trisha Frazen, Professor of Women's and Gender Studies


Appropriation vs. Appreciation of Different Cultures 

Ludington Center

Dominic Quinney, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies 1


The Truth Behind Domestic Violence

Ludington Center

Ellen Lassiter-Collier, Chief Executive of S.A.F.E Place 


Volunteerism & Community Engagement

Albion District Library

Marquetta Frost, 4-H STEAM Corp. & AmeriCorp Member

Kathy Fischer, 4-H Program Coordinator Calhoun County Children & Youth Institute MSU Extension 

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

2020 MLK Convocation Features Judge Dannia Edwards, '83 (Tuesday, Jan 28 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

XXXMinnesota District Court Judge Dannia Edwards shares her understanding of justice at the 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr., Community Convocation on Tuesday, January 28, at 7 p.m. in Albion's Downtown Bohm Theatre.

A 1983 graduate of Albion College, Edwards was appointed in 2019 as District Court judge in Minnesota’s First Judicial District. Prior to this appointment, Edwards served the First Judicial District as an assistant public defender in the criminal court, and has also worked in the public defender's office on juvenile and child protection cases. Edwards currently also serves on the faculty of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and as an adjunct professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. She has worked as a trial attorney in private practice and for the Legal Rights Center. Along with being active in community and county organizations, she is the Minnesota legal representative of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Albion's MLK Convocation is free and the public is encouraged to attend. For more information, contact the Office of Intercultural Affairs at 517/629-0501, or contact organizer coordinator Kristina Crawford at .

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