The Angelina Pedroso Center
The discussions, speakers and service projects seek to go beyond the familiar words from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech and toward reflective-action by asking:
- How do each of us, as members of the NEIU community live the dream that Dr. King evoked?
- In what ways do we live this dream for ourselves and our communities in our daily lives?
- In what ways do we fall short?
Please join us as we honor Dr. King's life and legacy.
Jan. 14, 2020
El Centro, Community Room
Parents representing the Parent Mentor Program will speak about how they are building
alliances across ethnic groups to achieve educational equity, focusing in Chicago Public Schools.
Cake Cutting Ceremony
Jan. 15, 2020
Join us as we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a cake cutting ceremony.
dr. martin luther king jr. Keynote address featuring Janaé E. bonsu
Jan. 16, 2020
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
CCICS, Donn F. Bailey Legacy Hall
Jan. 16, 2020
Main Campus, Golden Eagles Room (SU 103)
Janaé E. Bonsu is an activist-scholar dedicated to an abolitionist praxis through her organizing and scholarship. She is a Ph.D. candidate in social work at the University of Illinois-Chicago where her research focuses on Black women's experiences of interpersonal and state violence. Bonsu's political home is with BYP100, a national member-based organization of 18 to 35-year-olds organizing through a Black Queer Feminist lens.
MLK Day of Service: City Year Partnership*
Jan. 20, 2020
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Robert Nathaniel Dett Elementary School
2131 W. Monroe St.
The Day of Service falls on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Though campus will be closed, a bus will be provided for participants to travel to and from the site. Please check in at The Nest at 8 a.m. The bus will leave promptly at 8:15 a.m. Students can also meet at the site. Lunch will be provided.
Please contact Rae Joyce Baguilat at firstname.lastname@example.org by Jan. 10 to register.
*This event has been canceled.