King Week at Central 2015

"Cowardice asks the question - is it safe? Expediency asks the question - is it politic? Vanity asks the question - is it popular? But conscience asks the question - is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular; but one must take it because it is right."  - Dr. Martin Luther King 

Monday, January 19, 2015

MLK Day of Service . Various Locations . 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  

The MLK Day of Service is a nationally recognized holiday and the only Federal holiday observed as a national day of service. Students will volunteer at various non-profit sites in Edmond and Oklahoma City. Lunch will be provided on-site. Students may sign up at

OKC Martin Luther King Jr. Parade . Downtown Oklahoma City . 2:00 p.m.

Represent UCO in this annual OKC tradition. Students who participate will have an opportunity to purchase a $10.00 hoodie that will have “#Justice” printed on the front. For more information about participating contact Jordan Broiles at or Nancy-Marie Arteaga at  

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Words that Changed the World . Nigh University Center, Room 300 . 1:30 p.m.

Five students will choose a quote of Martin Luther King Jr.’s and will provide a quick synopsis of the historical context of the quote and the impact the words have on today’s society. Lunch will be provided.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

5th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Enterprise Oratory Competition . Ballroom A . 2:00 p.m.

The inspiration for the competition comes from Dr. King’s quote, “There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular; but one must take it because it is right.” Three Central students, Rezahn Clayton, Geronimo Parra and Kristina Vaka, will compete for the $500 first place prize. Refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Great Civil Rights Movement…of 2015? . NUC, Room 300 . 2:00 p.m.

What does civil rights mean? How do current generations get involved in civil rights? How will our actions, or apathy, impact the future?  These questions and more will be addressed in this interactive program where students discuss and reflect on their roles in the civil rights movement of today. Lunch will be provided. 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Martin Luther King and Civil Rights Movement Jeopardy Game . NUC 2nd Floor African American Mural . 2:00 p.m.

Who was the lawyer that successfully argued that segregation in public schools should be illegal? What was the goal of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference? What year was Dr. King awarded a Nobel Peace Prize? Test your Martin Luther King Jr. and Civil Rights Movement trivia. All who participate will receive a prize. The winner will receive a $100 gift card and gift basket.  For more information contact Josh Lim at


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