Leandre Waldo, Director of Media Relations
Phone: (802) 923-6195
Champlain College is marking the Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a a variety of events throughout the week.
Monday- 1/18: Showing the 2014 film, Selma, noon to 2:30 p.m., Alumni Auditorium.
Tuesday- 1/19: Shining a Light: Conversations on Race in America, followed by discussion, 12:30-2 p.m., Alumni Auditorium. "This one-hour special features artists engaging a diverse group of residents in local communities at the center of the national conversation on racial inequality and violence, including Charleston, Baltimore, Chicago and Ferguson. These artists, including Pharrell Williams and John Legend, will spark solutions-focused conversations with community members with varying perspectives, including family members of victims, community leaders, law enforcement officials, clergy and organizations."
Wednesday- 1/20: Pray the Devil Back to Hell, noon-1:15 p.m., Alumni Auditorium. "Pray the Devil Back to Hell chronicles the remarkable story of the Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country. Thousands of women - ordinary mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters, both Christian and Muslim - came together to pray for peace and then staged a silent protest outside of the Presidential Palace. Armed only with white T-shirts and the courage of their convictions, they demanded a resolution to the country's civil war. Their actions were a critical element in bringing about a agreement during the stalled peace talks.A story of sacrifice, unity and transcendence, Pray the Devil Back to Hell honors the strength and perseverance of the women of Liberia. Inspiring, uplifting, and most of all motivating, it is a compelling testimony of how grassroots activism can alter the history of nations."
Thursday- 1/21: A Town Hall and Panel on Progress and Change, 12:30-2 p.m., Morgan Room in Aiken Hall
The panel will be made up of Brian Murphy, Ted Heck and Briana Martin who will discuss their perspective on the progress towards equity for people of color, work that needs to be done, and recommendations for how this can be accomplished.
Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain offers a traditional undergraduate experience from its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain and over 90 residential undergraduate and online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. Champlain's distinctive career-driven approach to higher education embodies the notion that true learning occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review's The Best 384 Colleges: 2019 Edition. For the fourth year in a row, Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's 2019 "America's Best Colleges,” and a “Best Value School” and is ranked in the top 100 “Regional Universities of the North” and in the top 25 for “Best Undergraduate Teaching.” Champlain is also featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges for 2019 as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada and Great Britain and is a 2019 College of Distinction. For more information, visit champlain.edu.