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Martin Luther King Jr., Celebration Events

From Crisis to Action: Lawyers and Doctors as Advocates
Tuesday, January 22 | 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Location: Rubloff 150
This panel will feature legal and medical professionals whose work places them on the front line of current events as they explore their professional obligations and how they intersect with advocacy work.
Lunch will be served.

Chicago’s Midnight Years: Chicago Policing, Torture, and the Lasting Effects of Incarceration
Wednesday, January 23 | 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Location: Rubloff 150
This panel discussion will focus on Chicago policing during the John Burge years, the impact of torture on victims and the long-term mental health impact of incarceration. Panelists include investigative journalist John Conroy, author Ronald Kitchen and Feinberg faculty member Linda Teplin.
Lunch will be served.

Documentary Showing & Reception: Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story
Thursday, January 24th | 4:30 pm (Reception) 5:00 pm (Documentary)
Location: Lowden Hall
Join the Chicago Campus for a reception and viewing of excerpts of the critically acclaimed documentary series "Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story."

Chicago Campus Oratorical Competition
Friday, January 25th | 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Location: Rubloff 150
Everyone is invited to the final round of the Chicago Campus Oratorical Competition. The competition is open to all students currently enrolled in a program on Northwestern University's Chicago campus , including the Feinberg School of Medicine, The Graduate School, the Kellogg School of Management, the Pritzker School of Law, the School of Professional Studies and Allied Health Programs. Finalists will present their essays, and audience members will get to vote for their favorite oratorical performance. For information on the competition, please email
Lunch will be served.

Service Activity: Chicago Youth Programs
January 26 | 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Volunteers will accompany youth on a field trip to the Chicago History Museum to view the MLK exhibit.
Transportation will be provided. Register online.

Service Activity: Cornerstone Community Outreach
Saturday, January 26 | 6:30 am to 9:30 am, 10:00 am to 3:30 pm or 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Volunteers will help prepare and serve meals to residents of Cornerstone’s homeless shelter.
Transportation will be provided. Register online.

Service Activity: Chicago Lights Elam Davies Social Service Center
Monday, January 28 | 7:30 am to 11:30 am (or any time you are available during that period)
Help unload food and stock its food pantry shelves. 
Register online

Chicago Campus Keynote Address: Maggie Anderson
Monday, January 28th | 12:00 to 1:15 pm

Location: Rubloff 150