Williams College to Host Annual Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., January 12, 2016—Williams College will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of events on Monday, January 18. All are welcome to attend these free, public events.

Monday, January 18

During the day’s events, Williams students will partner with MCLA students and participate in service trips around the community.

At 11 a.m., students, faculty, and staff are invited to a viewing and discussion of “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” in Hopkins Hall, room 001.

From 11 to 3 p.m., all are invited to join the postcard writing campaign to incarcerated people and political prisoners, as well as the Converging Worlds book drive and inscriptions for incarcerated youth. Postcard writing will be held in the Paresky Student Center, by the tables. Paperback books will be accepted at the book drive and shipped to incarcerated individuals in Berkshire County and New York.

At 2 p.m. in the Clark Art Institute, there will be a free screening of the film Selma and a discussion with Williams professors.

From 2:30 to 4 p.m., Lee Snack Bar will provide free hot chocolate, “mondaes,” and a build-your-own cupcake bar.

At 3:30 p.m. in Baxter Hall, there will be a LEGO bridge construction and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital fundraiser led by Steven Miller, associate professor of mathematics.

The final celebration program will go from 4:30 to 7 p.m., featuring student readings, performances, and a video produced by the Griffin Society.

To end the day, there will be a campus-wide theme dinner from 5 to 8 p.m., with a fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at Whitman’s Dining Hall.

These events are co-sponsored by the Davis Center, the Center for Learning in Action, Converging Worlds, the Chaplain’s Office, and Dining Services.


For building locations on the Williams campus, please consult the map outside the driveway entrance to the Security Office located in Hopkins Hall on Main Street (Rte. 2), next to the Thompson Memorial Chapel, or call the Office of Communications (413) 597-4277. The map can also be found on the web at www.williams.edu/map