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David Pilgrim, Ferris State University's vice president for diversity and inclusion, and founder and curator of the Jim Crow Museum

'Watermelons, Nooses, and Straight Razors'

David Pilgrim, one of the country's leading experts on issues relating to multiculturalism, diversity and race relations, will present "Watermelons, Nooses, and Straight Razors: Stories from the Jim Crow Museum," at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, in Luther College's Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall. Sponsored by Luther's Center for Ethics and Public Engagement and Diversity Center, the lecture is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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Learning a song and dance from the highschoolers at Oshigambo High School.

'Choral Singing in Namibia and South Africa'

Recently returning from their January Term trip to Namibia and South Africa, 21 Luther College students who participated in the Music 245: "Choral Singing in Namibia and South Africa," course will present a program at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, in the Noble Recital Hall of Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus.

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Robert Larson

'Intelligent Bodies'

Through its existence, the Luther College dance program has evolved using innovative curriculum to combine creating art in the dance studio with real life. Luther College Professor Emeritus of Theatre Bob Larson, along with current Professor of Dance Jane Hawley, will present a program on the history and transformation of the Luther dance program at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in Baker Village as part of the Luther Emeriti Colloquium series.

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Martin Luther King Jr.

'Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.: From hate to hope'

Photography captures more than a moment in time, it creates and adds to a larger narrative of history. "Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.: From hate to hope," a photography exhibit curated by Luther College students, is a commemoration of the life and tragic death of Martin Luther King, Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination.

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Spencer Martin (left) and Nicholas Shaneyfelt (right)

Faculty Artist Series

Luther College Professors Spencer Martin, viola, and Nicholas Shaneyfelt, piano, will present a recital at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, in the Noble Recital Hall in the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus.

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'Prismatic Vernacular'

'Prismatic Vernacular'

Chicago artist James Jankowiak brings his dynamic abstract paintings to Luther College in "Prismatic Vernacular," an exhibition of works that focus on the role of color and familiar form as a means of communication in our day-to-day environment. The exhibit is on display Feb. 15-March 20 in the Kristin Wigley-Fleming Gallery of Luther's Center for the Arts, with an opening reception at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, in the same location. The gallery and reception are open to the public with no charge for admission.

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Hateful Things

'Hateful Things'

From Aunt Jemima advertisements to the board game Ghettopoly, American popular culture is replete with racist images. "Hateful Things," a 39-piece traveling exhibition of items of material culture from the late 19th century to the present that embody the effects of the Jim Crow legacy, is on display from Feb. 12 to March 2 in the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther College campus.

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'Will Anything Grow in Your Comfort Zone?'

Associated Colleges of the Midwest President Sonya Malunda will give the Luther College spring convocation address at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther College campus.

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