Centenary College celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King during annual Dream Week, January 16-20

SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary College students, faculty, and staff will celebrate the legacy and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the College’s 2024 Dream Week. The 2024 Dream Week theme is “Still a Dream: Lived Experiences of Contemporary Inequalities.”

The week includes a schedule of educational and cultural events. The full schedule is available below and at centenary.edu/dreamweek.

Tuesday, January 16

Dream Week Kick-Off/T-shirt distribution
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Student Union Building (SUB)

Panel Discussion on Race, Health, and Medicine featuring LSU Health Sciences Faculty and Residents
11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Whited Room

The panel will include Dr. Shahzeem Bhayani, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Associate Program Director of Internal Medicine Residency, and Dr. Karina Sulaiman, MD, Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine and Nephrology, Program Director of Internal Medicine Residency, along with residents, Drs. Nakoma Walker, Ayeesha Kattubadi, Shidestini Martinez, and Michelle Benjamin.

Dream Week Chapel Service hosted by the Christian Leadership Center and the Centenary College Choir
11:10 a.m.
Brown Chapel

Screening of Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution documentary hosted by the Disabled Students Union
6:00 p.m.
Jackson Hall 301

Poetry Slam hosted by Centenary’s Black Student Union (BSU)
7:00 p.m.
Meadows Museum of Art

Wednesday, January 17

Equity-mindedness: Intentional space for reflection, listening, and advocacy hosted by Dr. Latoya Pierce, Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
6:00 p.m.
Whited Room

This session will be a hybrid listening and working session. The purpose is to use this space with intention and authenticity, and an opportunity to dream. The session will be framed around equity-mindedness and campus cohesion/belonging for all community members. Activities will include grounding, establishing community agreements, brainstorming/recommendations for inclusion, and share-outs from small groups. This session is open to Centenary students ONLY.


Thursday, January 18

Dream Week keynote address, “Awakening the Dream: Continuing the fight for diversity, inclusion, and equality,” with Dr. Nathaniel Manning, sponsored by the Diversity Committee
11:10 a.m.
Whited Room

Friday, January 19

Dream Week Service Day: Neighborhood Cleanup
2:00 p.m.
Magale Library (starting point)

Email Sarah McCall at smccall@centenary.edu for more information.

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