Dream Week 2015

Monday, January 19th

7th Annual MLK Service Day
7:30am – Noon

Mayor Ollie Tyler

According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, MLK Service Day serves as one of our nation’s biggest coordinated one day service opportunities each year. The national MLK Day of Service is part of President Obama’s United We Serve initiative which calls on all Americans to participate in our nation’s recovery and renewal by serving in local communities.

This year we have also confirmed that our new mayor, Mayor Ollie Tyler, and her staff will be joining us to serve alongside our students, faculty, staff, and community volunteers which continues the tradition of having members of our city’s leadership and local government join us for this important day of service.

Tuesday, January 20th

MLK Convocation with Guest Speaker Rev. Jay Augustine
11am • Whited Room

Rev. Augustine

Rev. Jay Augustine will be our 1st MLK Convocation Guest Speaker this year. He currently serves as the senior pastor of St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in New Orleans, LA and is an adjunct faculty member at Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA. Most recently, Rev. Augustine is the author of the book, The Keys Are Being Passed: Race, Law, and Religion & the Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement. The book marks the 50th Anniversary of the American Civil Rights Movement while also focusing on key issues such as voting rights, environmental justice, and education reform.
Rev. Augustine earned his B.A. degree in economics from Howard University, his Master of Divinity Degree from the United Theological Seminary, and his Juris Doctorate Degree from Tulane University. More information on Rev. Augustine can be found here. A brief video of him summarizing his latest book can be found here.

Wednesday, January 21st

Dream Week Movie Night: Take Me to the River
7:30pm • Robinson Film Center

Take Me to the River (2014) is a documentary chronicling the evolution of soul music in the heart of one of America’s most iconic southern cities, Memphis, TN. The film follows the recording of an album that brought together musical legends from the well-known Stax recording company with rising musical stars of today. The film is both inter-generational and inter-racial as it brought award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians together in a way that was unique and never done before. More information about the film can be found here as well as here, or you can watch the trailer. Tickets to the film will be free to all Centenary students with student ID.

Thursday, January 22nd

MLK Convocation with Alumni Speaker Dr. Jason Maggio
11am • Whited Room


Dr. Jason Maggio graduated from Centenary College of Louisiana in 2001 with a B.S. in Health and Exercise Science. He later graduated from Parker University in Dallas, Texas with his Doctorate degree in chiropractic care. While at Centenary, Dr. Maggio was a member of the basketball team and was also involved in other aspects of campus life.
Throughout his career, Dr. Maggio has served his community both locally and globally in many ways. His healthcare center, All the Way Health, is one of the largest natural Healthcare centers in the state of Louisiana. He leads a local weekly radio show on 96.5 KVKI educating members of our community on health care and health related issues. He has served as a member on the U.S. Olympic Wellness Advisory Council and most recently as a Wellness Physician to the U.S. Olympic Team during the 2012 London Olympic games.
More information about Dr. Maggio can be found here.
Also, a brief video about Dr. Maggio describing his time at Centenary can be found here.

Friday, January 23rd

Dream Week Theatre Performance of "Crowns" produced by the Mahogany Ensemble Theatre
7:30pm • Marjorie Lyons Playhouse

“Crowns” is a spirit-filled tribute to the faith and fashion of African American women and their church hats. This popular musical peers into the lives of women as it celebrates family, faith, love, loss, and finding one’s true identity.
The Mahogany Ensemble Theatre Company is an award-winning community theatre company founded and led by Centenary double-alumna (B.A. in Speech, Masters in Education Administration), Mrs. Angelique Feaster Evans.

Saturday, January 24th

4th Annual MLK Youth Oratory Contest
1pm • Marjorie Lyons Playhouse

More Information on the Oratory Contest - PDF

Enter the contest here by Monday, January 12, 2015, no later than 5pm.