September 21, 2023

vMLK Presentation and Exhibit Comes to Campus, Feb. 22-23

The Department of Communication & Digital Studies is excited to invite you to experience the Virtual MLK Project–an event coming to UMW on February 22 and February 23. We hope you will join us for a public presentation and for guided tours of vMLK Project! CDS would like to thank CAS, DEI, and the Office of the Provost for their generous support in bringing this program to UMW.
The vMLK Project out of North Carolina State University focuses on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “A Creative Protest” speech, commonly referred to as the “Fill up the Jails” speech, for which no recording exists. The vMLK Project brings together recreations using various technologies to allow viewers and visitors to experience the speech. The project brings together an interdisciplinary approach to digital humanities, creative protest, and meaningful community engagement. 
February 22: Dr. Max Renner, Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities & New Media at Molloy College and Dr. Candice Edrington, Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of South Carolina, will provide a formal presentation and showcase on Wednesday, February 22 at 6 pm in the HCC Digital Auditorium. 
February 23: Dr. Renner and Dr. Edrington will be offering smaller tours of the showcase on Thursday with 5 different time slots available. Please consider signing up for a time slot for yourself and/or your class! You’ll have the opportunity to learn about and explore the project. Please use this google spreadsheet to sign up and note that we are unable to accommodate more than 25 people at a time. 
We hope to see you next week!