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Schedule of Events

MLK Keynote Speaker: Michelle Montgomery

Monday, January 18, 2021 at 7:00 PM

Dr. Montgomery, activist, author, and professor, joins us from University of Washington Tacoma and her work focuses on Indigenizing and decolonizing the climate justice narrative, environmental ethics connected to Indigenous Peoples’ place-based identities and eco-critical race theory to eliminate racial and environmental oppression.

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MLK Continuing the Legacy Panel

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 7:00 PM

Our panelists for the evening include Zenobia Lee-Nelson, Semaj Sorhaindo, Amira Saudi, Gabriel Driver, Karina Kline-Gabel, and Dr. Carlos Aleman.

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MLK Student Dialogue

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 7:00 PM

Join CMSS D.E.E.P. Impact Educators as they facilitate and host a conversation for the entire JMU community on the impact and legacy of MLK Jr.

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Keynote Speaker Bio: Dr. Michelle Montgomery

MLK_keynote_speaker.pngDr. Michelle Montgomery (enrolled Haliwa Saponi/descendant Eastern Band Cherokee) is an Associate Professor at the University of Washington Tacoma, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences in American Indian Studies and Ethnic, Gender and Labor Studies. She is also the Assistant Director for the Office of Undergraduate Education, the Indigenous curriculum and community advisor for the School of Education. Dr. Montgomery’s research focuses on Indigenizing and decolonizing the climate justice narrative, environmental ethics connected to Indigenous Peoples’ place-based identities and eco-critical race theory to eliminate racial and environmental oppression.

Dr. Montgomery is the interim Director of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Washington Seattle Department of Bioethics and Humanities.

Dr. Montgomery always highlights she’s a proud graduate of an HBCU, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University, and is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

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