John Quiñones Headlines Martin Luther King Events



Journalist John Quiñones will present the keynote address at this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. Quiñones, a 25-year veteran of ABC News, anchors the newsmagazine What Would You Do?

Using hidden camera and actors, What Would You Do? experiments with and discusses bystanders’ reactions to staged scenarios of public conflict, often focusing on issues of prejudice.

Journalist John Quiñones will deliver the keynote address for this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Monday, January 20. (Photo courtesy of American Program Bureau, Inc.)

Quiñones speaks at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 20, in the Hopkins Center’s Moore Theater. Tickets are required for the free event. Tickets will be available only at the Hopkins Center Box Office beginning on Tuesday, January 14 at noon for all Dartmouth ID holders, and will be made available to the general public at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 16 (limit four tickets per person). Ticket holders are asked to take their seats by 6:45 p.m., after which empty seats will become available to those without tickets.

Each January, Dartmouth celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with events promoting civil rights and social justice. The schedule of the 2014 celebration, “A Time for Vigorous and Positive Action,” offers a blend of arts and activism, including performances, presentations, and opportunities to volunteer.

A community faith celebration, set for 3 p.m. Sunday, January 19, in Rollins Chapel, features Father Greg Boyle, the founder of Homeboy Industries, a social-enterprise organization in Los Angeles that serves young men and women formerly involved in gangs.

Additional events include a Day of Service sponsored by the Tucker Foundation, beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 20, in the Paganucci Lounge of Class of 1953 Commons; a student forum on global learning, introduced by President Phil Hanlon ’77, beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, January 20, in Haldeman and Kemeny Halls; and a session on Intergroup Dialogue (IGD), a model method of conversations across social identity groups recently introduced to Dartmouth, beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, January 27, in the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL) in Baker Library.

Dartmouth’s annual Social Justice Awards and a panel discussion with the honorees takes place at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 31, in Collis Common Ground. The 2014 slate will be announced later this month.

A full schedule of events can be viewed at the celebration’s website.

Kelly Sundberg Seaman