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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - I have a dream speech
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Diversity @ Work Week
January 15-19, 2018

Overview:   The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday celebrates the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America. We commemorate as well the timeless values he taught us through his example — the values of courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility and service that so radiantly defined Dr. King’s character and empowered his leadership. On this holiday, we commemorate the universal, unconditional love, forgiveness and nonviolence that empowered his revolutionary spirit. (Coretta Scott King) 

The Krannert community is comprised of talented and diverse individuals from all corners of the world who form a rich culture of eclectic, progressive leadership.  Celebrating the diversity of thought and character that Dr. King demonstrated and inviting the Krannert community to engage in service exemplifies the Krannert School of Management’s commitment to shape future leaders of the world.

Monday, January 15

MLK Day of Service

"A Day On, Not a Day Off"

8AM – 1:30PM
Frances Cordova Recreational Sports Center

Celebrate this day by serving at local agencies working to impact positive change in the community.


Tuesday, January 16

SMEF Coffee Hour
African-American Arts Performance

“Coffee and Culture”

9:30AM – 11:30AM
Krannert Drawing Room

Free coffee and a performance by The Purdue Express in the Krannert Auditorium.


Wednesday, January 17

Community and Social Justice Workshop

“The Intersectional Ally”

10:30AM - 11:30AM and
3:30PM – 4:30PM

Rawls 3082

Workshop Presented by Tarah Fleming, M.A. Ed., CPC
Enact the work of building solidarity using story-telling and group dialog on issues of identity relating to race, orientation, gender, ability and class.


Thursday, January 18

Unity Day

“Become an Ally”

2:00PM – 5:00PM
Parrish Library Corporate Study Room

Safe Zone Training - Purdue LGBTQ Center Empowering participants to support LGBTQ students, staff, and faculty.


Friday, January 19

Krannert Executive Forum

11:30AM – 12:20PM
Krannert Auditorium

Roland Parrish
President, CEO and Owner
Parrish McDonald’s Restaurants, Ltd.
M ’75, MSIA ‘76

BOP 50th Celebration Kick-Off

Krannert Drawing Room

A toast to Dr. Cornell A Bell commemorating the official kick-off to #BOP50