The annual King Holiday affords the Rollins and Central Florida communities an opportunity to reflect upon the past while seeking hope, determination and an opportunity to act upon the promise of the future. We honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., for his work toward equality and economic justice for all people, for his commitment to nonviolence.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 20
Unity Heritage Day Festival, Church Service
10 a.m. | Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church | 421 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789
The Rollins College community is invited to kick-off the 11th Annual Unity Heritage Festival with a church service.
MONDAY, JANUARY 21
Annual Vigil for Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
6:01 p.m. | Knowles Chapel, Rollins College
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jamie Washington
As a minister, educator, consultant, and life coach, Dr. J. has helped individuals work through difficult conversations, engage in issues of social justice and inclusion, and clarify their purpose and life for over 30 years.
Performances by Jones High School Chorus & Rollins Upward Bound. Rollins Alum & Vocalist, Maria O. Bryant will be accompanied by Rollins’ own Malcolm Thomas.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 22
Gallery Talk: “Felrath Hines & the Question of Color”
12:30 p.m. | Cornell Fine Arts Museum
Presented by Andrea Stahlman ’13
Diversity Dialogue: “How Far Have We Come?”
7 p.m. | SunTrust Auditorium
A discussion around the advancement of African Americans since the Civil Rights Movement.
Panelists: Rollins professors Julian Chambliss, Eric Smaw, and Claire Strom and West Winter Park Historian Fairolyn Livingston
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23
Red Tails Movie Screening
Reception 6:45 p.m. | Movie 7:15 p.m. | Cornell Fine Arts Museum
Red Tails tells the story the 332nd Fighter Group, an all-black World War II unit made up of the best escort pilots and known as the Red Tails, who fought racism at home while fighting the Nazis abroad in this action-packed drama based on the true story of the Tuskegee Airmen.
THRUSDAY, JANUARY 24
7 p.m. | Faculty Club
Rollins students will perform poetry that celebrates the work of Dr. King and the accomplishments of the Civil Rights Movement.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 26
Day of Service
8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Grand Avenue Learning Center |Department from Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins
The day will be spent beautifying the Grand Avenue Learning Center, from painting and cleaning classrooms to enhancing the grounds area.