DePauw MLK Day festivities to feature author Scott Woods

Monday, January 11, 2021
Scott Woods

MLK Day is a “day on, not a day off.” Every year, colleges, organizations, and citizens gather together to serve their communities and to honor the legacy and work of Martin Luther King Jr.

DePauw University is planning a 2021 commemoration of MLK Day in collaboration with the local NAACP. The event features a conversation on art and activism with Emmy-winning writer and community activist Scott Woods at noon via zoom.

Woods will read some of his original work before diving into a conversation about the legacy of activism and how art and talent intersect action.

The author of “Urban Contemporary History Month” (2016), “We Over Here Now” (2013) and “Prince and Little Weird Black Boy Gods” (2017), Woods has been featured multiple times in national press, including appearnaces on National Public Radio. He is the founder of Streetlight Guild, a performing arts non-profit.

Following the virtual event, the Hartman Center for Civic Engagement has planned virtual service opportunities for students and community members.

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