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The Lewis Walker Institute for the Study of Ethnic Relations on the campus of Western Michigan University presents informative and interesting speakers, community interest, and student-centered events throughout the year.

December 27, 2023

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The Color Purple Private Screening Event

In collaboration with the Kalamazoo Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, we are hosting a private screening event of The Color Purple. Join us as we celebrate the opening of the American musical coming-of-age period drama film reimagined.

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 27
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Celebration Cinema Crossroads & IMAX

January 15, 2024

MLK Jr. Day Annual Teach-in Chaos of Community? Monday, Jan. 15, 2024, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., WMU Student Center

MLK 2024 Teach-In I Chaos or Community

"Chaos or Community?" is this year's theme for Western’s MLK Day Teach-in, part of an annual celebration in honor of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In addition, a featured exhibit curated by the Black History 101 Mobile Museum that honors Malcolm X will run at the same time as the teach-in.

Date: Monday, Jan. 15
Time: 11:00am to 3:00pm
Location: WMU Student Center

MLK 2024 Special Guest Speaker I Chaos or Community

Dr. Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X and an award-winning author, educator and producer, is the guest speaker for Western's MLK Celebration and will talk on the theme "Chaos or Community?"

Date: Monday, Jan. 15
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Miller Auditorium, WMU