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Articles About Coretta Scott King Center

  • States of Incarceration— Antioch teams with national exhibit

    Antioch College senior Odette Chavez-Mayo and alumna and Antioch Resident Scholar Dennie Eagleson recently helped install the college’s panel in the nationally touring “States of Incarceration” exhibition on display through June 2 at Antioch’s Herndon Gallery. The faculty-mentored student research for this panel and book and online content was collaboratively created in Emily Steinmetz’s fall course, Critical Prison Studies, with Antioch students and women serving life sentences at Dayton Correctional Institution. (Submitted Photo)

    “How much time is too much time?”
    That question has emerged as a central concern for Antioch College students studying prison-related issues this year.

  • Seeking courage at MLK event

    The local celebration of the birthday of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. takes place on Monday, Jan. 15, at 11 a.m. at Bryan Community Center gym, a new location. Marchers will congregate at 10 a.m. in the Subway parking lot that day for the march downtown that precedes the event. Shown above is the 2017 MLK march, which was attended by hundreds although the weather was frigid. (News archive photo by Matt Minde)

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the civil rights leader’s death. And to celebrate his legacy, the 2018 Yellow Springs Martin Luther King Jr. Day program has adopted a timely theme: “Courage to Take a Stand.”

  • MLK Jr. Day events in YS — ‘The Courage to Take a Stand’

    Villagers are invited to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with events over the long weekend under the theme “The Courage to Take a Stand.”

  • Restorative justice and Yellow Springs a good fit

    Villagers Jennifer Berman and Jalyn Roe are the organizing forces behind a national conference on restorative justice, “Healing Harms in Today’s Troubled World,” to be held Oct. 27–29 at Antioch College. The event aims to teach participants about the principles and practices of restorative justice. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    “Healing Harms in Today’s Troubled World,” the first Annual Community and Restorative Justice Symposium, will be held in the village, from Oct. 27 to 29.

  • Annual MLK lecture features voice for social change

    The Coretta Scott King Center will present a keynote by Rev. Traci Blackmon, a national voice for social justice, on Tuesday, Jan. 17. The event will be held at 7 p.m. in the Wellness Center.

  • New director at Coretta Scott King Center— Focus on diversity, social justice

    Mila Cooper began her work in September as the new director of the Coretta Scott King Center for Intellectual Freedom on the Antioch College campus. She comes to the village after 12 years as director of community outreach at Baldwin Wallace College. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Mila Cooper was hired as the director of the Coretta Scott King Center for Intellectual Freedom at Antioch College this fall.

  • Pastor Derrick Weston to leave— Social justice voice to move on

    For the last year Derrick Weston has been the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church and director of Antioch’s Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural and Intellectual Freedom. Weston leaves next month to return to his hometown of Pittsburgh, where he will work for a faith-based organization that empowers inner-city youth. In light of the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, Weston said his work with young African Americans will be even more critical. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Pastor Derrick Weston will soon leave the First Presbyterian Church, which he has led since January 2012, to work towards just that cause as he becomes the director of a non-profit community development organization that empowers inner-city youth in Pittsburgh.

  • New pastor leads King center

    errick Weston was recently named the new pastor of the First Presbyterian Church as well as director of the Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural and Intellectual Freedom at Antioch College. (Photos by Lauren Heaton)

    This month in separate but coordinated moves, Derrick Weston was hired as the new pastor of the First Presbyterian Church as well as the new director of Antioch College’s Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural and Intellectual Freedom.

  • Community celebrates Coretta Scott King

    A bust of Coretta Scott King was installed Tuesday evening at the Antioch College celebration honoring Mrs. King's birthday. Shown above are, from left, Antioch College Interim President Matthew Derr, Dana Patterson, former director of the center, and Christopher Smith, senior music major form Central State University.

    About 50 villagers and members of the Antioch College community attended a celebration of the birthday of Antioch alum Coretta Scott King Tuesday night at the Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural and Intellectual Freedom. The event included the installation of a bust of Mrs. King.

  • Antioch University plans to close Coretta Scott King Center

    Disappointment and hopefulness are the two conflicting feelings Dana Patterson, director of Antioch College’s Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural and Intellectual Freedom, has been carrying with her this year.

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