(WFXR) — Communities across the Commonwealth and the nation are taking time this week to honor the life of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Marches, rallies, and gatherings are being held both virtually and in person to reflect on his teachings, as well as his legacy of change.
Virginia Tech continues to honor King’s memory with events throughout the week, not just on MLK Day:
- Tuesday, Jan. 18
- “Experience Black Love Exhibit” from noon to 9 p.m.: This inspiring display will run through Feb. 27 at the Perspective Gallery.
- Wednesday, Jan. 19
- “Rise Up” at 6 p.m. in the Street and Davis Performance Hall, Anne and Ellen Fife Theater, Moss Arts Center: Musician and activist Angélique Kidjo will speak to the role and power of the arts in the global struggle to secure human rights for all.
- Thursday, Jan. 20
- “Telling Their Story Through Pictures” at 2 p.m. at 100 Hancock: Famed photographer and educator Aaron Turner will discuss his use of photography as a transformative process to understand the ideas of home and resilience in the Arkansas and Mississippi Deltas.
- “A Night of Pan-African Entertainment” at 7:30 p.m. in the Street and Davis Performance Hall, Anne and Ellen Fife Theater, Moss Arts Center: Angélique Kidjo will perform her reinterpretation of the Talking Heads classic 1980 album, Remain in Light, using electrifying rhythms, African guitars, and layered backing vocals. Click here for tickets.
- Friday, Jan. 21
- BCC Lunch and Learn Speaker Series at noon at 126 Squires Student Center: Andrea Baldwin will host a graduate student VTable talk.
- “Micro-crowdsourcing” from noon to 1 p.m.: Karine Gibbs will host a webinar on micro-crowdsourcing and how swarming bacteria integrate signals to build communities.