Events held as part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Days of Dialogue will celebrate diversity, increase awareness of diversity issues, and build a sense of community at the University of Wyoming.

This year’s celebration will open with the annual Willena Stanford Community Supper and march on Monday, Feb. 1.  The rally and march will begin at 5 p.m. in the Wyoming Union skylight lounge, followed by the community supper at 6 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.  UW Vice President for Academic Affairs David Jones will give the opening remarks.

Days of Dialogue events are scheduled throughout the week to give UW community members another opportunity to honor the continuing impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as well as his life and ideals.

Committee co-chairs Ryan Dinneen O’Neil and Macki Snyder say this year’s theme, “Untold Stories, Unheard Voices,” highlights “the importance of dialogue that gives voices to marginalized communities.”

This week’s events are scheduled as follows:

Monday, Feb. 1: 

  • A Troubled Hypothesis: The “Myth” of Diversity in STEM

12 – 1:30 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Rally and March

5 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Skylight Lounge

  • Willena Stanford Community Supper

6 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom

Tuesday, Feb. 2:

  • Coffee Conversations – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Man, The Myth, The Message

8 – 9 a.m. in the Wyoming Union Skylight Lounge

  • When Oppression Turns to Depression: Exploring the Intersections Between Mental Health and Social Oppression

12:15 – 1:30 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Family Room

  • Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker’s Tales of Slavery and Power

Art Collector Jordan D. Schnitzer Walkthrough 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. in the UW Art                Museum

Exhibit Reception & Panel Discussion 5 – 6:30 p.m. in the UW Art Museum

Wednesday, Feb. 3:

  •  Book Discussion: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

12 – 1:30 p.m. in Coe Library, Room 506.  Registration required.

  • Pathways from Prison: Building a Bridge Between Prison and Higher Education

12 – 1:30 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Family Room

  • All People Are Mortal: Examining Power & Privilege in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

6 – 8 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom

Thursday, Feb. 4:

  • Unheard Voices in Faith Communities

12:15 – 1:30 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Family Room

Optional breakout discussions from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Days of Dialogue Keynote Speaker

7:30 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom

Friday, Feb. 5:

  • Coffee Conversations – Where Do We Go From Here: A Beginner’s Guide to Activism

9 – 10 a.m. in the Wyoming Union Skylight Lounge

  • FNF Workshop with J Mase III: The Solidarity Framework

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Wyoming Union East Ballroom

  • Friday Night Fever Movie: Straight Outta Compton

5:30 and 9 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Family Room

  • Friday Night Fever Presents J Mase III: Slam Poet

9 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom

Saturday, Feb. 6:

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

1 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Skylight Lounge

  • Diversity Ball

6 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom

Throughout the week:

  • Latinos in Wyoming: Cultural Journeys and Devotions

Reception: Feb. 4 from 5 – 7 p.m. in Gallery 234 on the Wyoming Union Lower               Level