WEBVTT 00:00:06.000 --> 00:00:13.000 This year for MLK Week at Western we had several events. We had a film showing of Brother Outsider. 00:00:13.000 --> 00:00:22.000 Singing: Through the struggle, through the pain. 00:00:22.000 --> 00:00:28.000 Singing: Every day through the sun, through the snow, through the rain. 00:00:28.000 --> 00:00:32.000 Eyo: We also had vocal word performance by the Black Student Union. 00:00:32.000 --> 00:00:36.000 You see, when two parents aren't in conjunction, a dysfunctional child is inevitable. 00:00:36.000 --> 00:00:43.000 See, Mommy's not on time with Daddy and Daddy's not on time with Mommy, so the child grows up off-schedule and it's incredible. 00:00:43.000 --> 00:00:47.000 Get together, my brothers and sisters. It's time you must unite as one. 00:00:47.000 --> 00:00:52.000 A circle of healing, a circle of friends. Some place where we can be free. 00:00:52.000 --> 00:00:60.000 Eyo: We also had a presentation from the Service Learning and Career Development office on how to turn your passion for social justice into a career. 00:01:00.000 --> 00:01:08.000 Clark: To a lot of students Martin Luther King is a hero. He's somebody who galvanized people to make the world a better place, fought for social justice. 00:01:08.000 --> 00:01:15.000 And I think a lot of students don't necessarily know that they in their own little way can build a career like that, 00:01:15.000 --> 00:01:21.000 where they're really putting their values, their passion toward something that will make the world a better place. 00:01:21.000 --> 00:01:28.000 Singing: Would everyone, at least your neighbor ' 00:01:28.000 --> 00:01:36.000 We also had a keynote address by Heidi Durrow, who is the author of a New York bestselling novel. 00:01:36.000 --> 00:01:44.000 I also love to speak to students because, whether you know it or not, you are the most powerful people in the world. You really are. 00:01:44.000 --> 00:01:55.000 You live in an age when you have the most advanced technological tools in your hands, with your cell phones and your iPads and your Tablets and your laptops. 00:01:55.000 --> 00:01:65.000 No generation before you has had such easy access and connection to information and the global community and the power to make meaningful change in your community 00:02:05.000 --> 00:02:07.000 and in fact, the world. 00:02:07.000 --> 00:02:15.000 For me, it's personally important to celebrate Dr. King's legacy, because he was all about social change and social justice issues. 00:02:15.000 --> 00:02:20.000 We definitely know that there are a variety of social justice needs within our community and beyond. 00:02:20.000 --> 00:02:31.000 So we continue to celebrate his legacy to give our students the opportunity to find out whatever things they're passionate about so that they can also bring about that needed change. 00:02:31.000 --> 00:02:47.000 Singing: Thank you, Dr. King, for your dream. [scat singing] Oh, thank you.