MLK Week: Voices of Change (1/18-1/22)

- Virtual
Open to:
  • Alumni
  • Community/Public
  • Current Adult & Professional Studies Students
  • Current Graduate Students
  • Current Undergraduate Students
  • Faculty/Staff
MLK Week 2021

Join us for a full week of virtual events as we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as a voice of change!

Monday, 1/18

Common Ground Discussion with President Wollman, 12 p.m.

In this session, we will reflect on the power of our voice and our actions to honor Dr. King's legacy.  While considering recent events in our country, let's reflect on following quote of Martin Luther King: “The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate...Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” -MLK; Common Ground conversations are limited to about 45 people, and we include students, faculty, and staff from across our three campuses at each conversation.  The conversations are open to everyone and both new and returning participants are most welcome at these informal and free-flowing discussions.


Conversations with Councilman William Morgan, 3 p.m.
William Morgan is a native of Chester and began working for the City of Chester in January 2016 as the Purchasing Director within the Finance Department. Councilman Morgan aims to bring a younger perspective to the Council. Join us for a conversation with Councilman Morgan!


Tuesday, 1/19

Blue Table Talk: Discussion with Change Agents at Widener, 7 p.m.
Join a discussion with change agents from Widener University!


Wednesday, 1/20

Inauguration Address Live Stream, 7 p.m.
Join a ZOOM call with you friends and live stream President Joe Biden's Inaugural Address!


Thursday, 1/21

TikTok, Twitter, and Times of Change, 4 p.m.
Social media is a powerful platform for advocacy. This workshop will focus on ways to build content, events, and messaged tailored to your followers, and cover strategies to build audience engagement. We can be #TogetherApart and make a difference in our community.


Friday, 1/21

Instagram Takeover
Join us as we debrief the week with different questions regarding MLK, current events, and what you've learned! Follow @engagewidener, @widenerccge, & @widener_msa to join the conversations!

Events are sponsored by Widener's Center for Civic and Global Engagement, Office of Student Engagement, DLIC Student Advocates Task Force, Multicultural Student Affairs, Black Student Union, Intercultural Greek Council, and Zeta Phi Beta.