March 2, 2024

Upcoming Cultural Events

Upcoming Cultural Events

Call for WHM 2024 Program Proposals:

We invite members of the University of Mary Washington community to submit program proposals for the annual Women’s History Month Celebration. Proposals are due by Friday, December 8, 2023. The deadline for open-class proposals is Friday, January 12, 2024. The sponsor(s) will be notified promptly. Approved programs will be included on the Women’s History Month calendar, as well as in print and electronic publications. Preference will be given to programs and events relating to the 2024 theme, “Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.”  All programs must secure their source of funding, if applicable.The program proposal form can be found at https://students.umw.edu/multicultural/programs/womens-history-month/. Please include as much information on the form as possible.

2024 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration:January 16 – January 27, 2024As we commemorate the 60th anniversary of the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, we are reminded that Dr. Martin Luther King’s sacrifice was an example to all. Despite the tense opposition he and other activists faced, his vision of bending the arc of justice in the right direction for historically marginalized groups was unbreakable. Even though the work is unfinished, his nonviolent approach to organizing and activism continues to be the blueprint for generations to achieve their goals and objectives. Join the James Farmer Multicultural Center as we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The University of Mary Washington Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote Speaker: Tylik M. McMillan | Wednesday, January 24 | 7 p.m.  | Chandler Ballroom C, Cedric Rucker University CenterInternationally recognized young civil rights activist and movement strategist Tylik McMillan is a native of Lawrenceville Virginia, by way of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and a proud HBCU graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Tylik works to educate lawmakers and stakeholders from the White House to corporate c-suites on the challenges and opportunities facing communities, by advocating for more resources and policies that help invest and advance economic and social equality.

For more information, contact the James Farmer Multicultural Center at (540) 654-1044 or umwjfmc@gmail.com. You may also visit students.umw.edu/multicultural. Please email us at umwjfmc@gmail.com if you have any questions regarding disability-related accommodations.