The college will close Monday, Jan. 16, in remembrance of the life and legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. The Admission Office will be open for campus visits. Several events for faculty, staff, students and the public have been planned in recognition of the holiday and of King's contributions to current social justice issues and movements.
Learn more about King and the movements he inspired by visiting this resource guide created by E.H. Little Library staff in collaboration with departments across campus.
SIAD Presents: Reducing Implicit Bias in the Hiring Process
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 13, Spencer-Weinstein Center for Community & Justice
Members of Student Initiative for Academic Diversity (SIAD) will facilitate a professional development workshop on equitable hiring practices inspired by their experiences serving on Davidson College's tenure-track faculty searches. This workshop has been adapted for staff hiring managers with the goal of expanding the practice of equitable hiring to all campus divisions and departments. Registration is required; maximum 20 people. Open to staff and faculty.
Shared Stories, Shared History: Black Lives in Northern Mecklenburg
2-4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14, Spencer-Weinstein Center for Community & Justice
The college will host a celebration of the "Shared Stories, Shared History: Black Lives in Northern Mecklenburg" project, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The project has collected 11 oral histories, more than seven hours of audio recording and 1,764 pages of documents from local residents. The event will feature recording and scanning stations for community members to bring their own stories and materials to contribute.
Davidson College Police Discuss the Possibilities and Limits of Fair and Impartial Policing Training and Body Cameras
11:05 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17, Spencer-Weinstein Center for Community & Justice
Join Davidson College's Chief of Police Todd Sigler, Assistant Chief Carolyn McMackin and Chief Scott Cunningham, a certified Fair and Impartial Policing (FIP) trainer, for this lunch and learn community conversation about their experiences with FIP training and body cameras. How do these tools and interventions reduce racial bias in policing and what are the challenges and limitations? Registration is required; maximum 20 people. Open to faculty, staff and students.
Implicit Bias Faculty Research Panel
5-6:15 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19, Hance Auditorium, Chambers Building
National and local scholars in social psychology and industrial and organization psychology will lead this faculty research panel discussion on the origins and vast applications of implicit bias research. They will share findings from their respective research projects that shed light on the role of racial bias in student learning outcomes, health disparities, employment and workplace diversity. Open to the public.
Experimenting as Teachers (EAT) Lunches
Noon-1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 20, Center for Teaching and Learning, E.H. Little Library
Guest professor Luis M. Rivera will join Davidson College faculty in a conversation about his research on implicit bias in academic spaces. Professor Rivera will share his own practice(s) as an educator for preventing and responding to racial bias and microaggressions in the classroom. Registration is required; 10 faculty spaces are available. Please email Karen Baldwick at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP or with questions. Lunch is provided.
The Davidsonian Public Speaker: Braxton Winston '06
6-7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 27, 900 Room, Alvarez College Union
When they heard that a man prominently featured in a dramatic photograph during the Charlotte protests had graduated from Davidson College, students Olivia Daniels '19 and AJ Naddaff '19 decided to learn more about him. That man is Braxton Winston '06. Winston had never been involved in a protest before he stopped by the scene of the Keith Lamont Scott shooting. Winston livestreamed the protests and clashes with police on Facebook, and was the subject of a photo from the night's unrest that went viral. Co-news editors of The Davidsonian Daniels and Naddaff contacted Winston to learn more about him and wrote this piece for the Charlotte Observer. Open to the public.
The City of Charlotte MLK Planning Committee has organized a series of regional events to celebrate diversity and service in the community, including the MLK Holiday Parade. Details are available on the Charlotte Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Facebook page, or on twitter @mlkcharlotte.
YMCA Annual MLK Holiday Prayer Breakfast
8-10:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 16, in the Crown Ballroom of the NASCAR Hall of Fame
Actor, playwright and director Mike Wiley will provide the keynote address at this popular event that attracts more than 10,000 people annually. The celebration also will include music, student essay and poetry readings, as well as recognition of the annual MLK Medallion Award winners. Visit the website for more information or to purchase tickets.
Examining Implicit Bias
6:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25, UNC Charlotte Center City Building
Sponsored by Race Matters for Juvenile Justice; free and open to the public. This event is part of the organization's Speakers Bureau Community Series. Learn more.
Exhibitions open to the public at the Levine Museum of the New South and the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture: