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January

26th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., Riverland Community College will be hosting two events:

Event Dates

January 20, 2014 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Join us for an evening of remembrance and honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,

Location/Room/Price

Location: Albert Lea
Room: Lecture Hall Room 124
Price:

Audience

ALL

Contact Information

Edel Fernandez
(507) 379-3366
edel.fernandez@riverland.edu

Also in January

Riverland employees, Luke Sperduto and Yesenia Mendoza, are featured guest co-hosts on a new public TV series. “On-Q Latitudes” provides an opportunity to expand your global awareness, by knowing more about people from other countries who now live in our area.  Learn more about  your neighbors and our students!

On-Q can be seen on public TV KSMQ at 8:00 p.m. on Fridays or on YouTube, available one week after the initial air date.

KSMQ is Channel 15 in Austin. Check your cable listings for the correct cable channel in your community.  

Here’s the schedule:

January 3, 2014 - Featuring the country of Togo, starring Eddie and Sabrina Devine with guest co-host Luke Sperduto

January 10, 2014 - Featuring the country of India, starring Vandana Tripathi (Pinky) with guest co-host Yesenia Mendoza Ramirez

January 17, 2014 - Celebrating the Hmong Culture, starring Laura Lee with guest co-host Yesenia Mendoza Ramirez

January 24, 2014 - Featuring the country of Germany, starring Alisa Ruediger with guest co-host Tim Ruzek

January 31, 2014 - Featuring the country of Cuba, starring Ernesto Rodriguez Ruiz with guest co-host Luke Sperduto

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February

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March

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April

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May

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June

June is LGBT Pride Month. Check out the LGBT resources on this page.

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July

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August

August 28th, 2013, marks the 50th anniversary of the march on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.’s I Have a Dream speech. Fifty years after Dr. King’s pivotal speech, our first African American President will commemorate the occasion by speaking at the Lincoln Memorial about the progress our country has made and the challenges that still remain. President Obama will speak after a 3:00 p.m. bell ringing conducted by area churches and others to commemorate the moment that Dr. King gave his speech.

The march on Washington in 1963 was for jobs and freedom—issues that continue to resonate with people in 2013.  Marchers, in 1963, were working for passage of meaningful civil rights legislation, elimination of racial segregation in public schools, a public-works program to provide jobs, laws prohibiting racial discrimination in hiring, and a $2/hour minimum wage.  Approximately 250,000 people attended that historic march.

You can learn more about the march at:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/an-oral-history-of-the-march-on-washington/

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/08/28/daily-circuit-march-on-washington

http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/08/24/214959748/did-the-march-on-washington-improve-blacks-economic-outlook

http://www.infoplease.com/spot/marchonwashington.html

You can hear Dr. King’s historic speech at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smEqnnklfYs

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September

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October

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November

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December

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Dani Heiny
Director of Retention & Student Success & Chief Diversity Officer
507-433-0517
Office: (Austin West) A 209