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Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 18, 2021) is a day off from school and classes, but let's make it a DAY ON for engaging in listening, learning and growth opportunities!  EVHS staff and student groups are offering a variety of {virtual} opportunities to discuss and reflect on ideas related to MLK's work and legacy.  Join us via Zoom for any of the following sessions. These sessions are open to all students and staff at EVHS.  

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. ~MLK


12:00 – 12:45

“I Have a Dream” Speech and Discussion

Black Girl Empowerment 

Contributions of different cultures to the field of astronomy and Women in science and math

Service Opportunities


(co-hosted by Education for Change, StuCo, NHS and FCCLA):

Drive-Up Food Drive

(see details below)


Other ongoing opportunities:

(hosted by FCCLA)

Letter-Writing Campaign for Residents of local Nursing Homes/Care Facilities

Diverse Children’s Book Drive

Hosted by Kevin Engstrom, EVHS Science Dept. Hosted by Janel Hengel, EVHS Administrator Hosted by Deb Kump & Erin Mathews, EVHS Science Dept.

1:00 - 1:45


How Sports can Bridge the Racial Gap 



A Discussion : Being Black at EHVS 



MLK Jr.'s impact on music artists today


Hosted by Panel of EVHS Coaches Hosted by EVHS BHA – Black Honor Association, Student Group Hosted by Shuazong Chanthalakeo, EVHS English Dept.

2:00 – 2:45


 A Discussion: Is it time for reparations in America?

Negro League Baseball: Impact on Today’s Professional Sports  


A Dream Still Deferred


Hosted by Todd Hering, EVHS Social Studies Dept. Hosted by the Eastview Baseball Team & Coaches Hosted by Brittany Barker, EVHS English Dept.

*See session descriptions below.  Check back here Monday for Zoom links for each session; log in with your district Collab account to participate.  


"I Have a Dream" Speech and Discussion:

12:00 - 12:45pm


View MLK's famous speech and then discuss with others.  Possible topics for discussion may include:

What are the truths that still need to penetrate mainstream society?

How do we keep the conversation going?

How do we sustain and expand the movement?



Black Girl Empowerment:

12:00 - 12:45pm


Please join us to celebrate, hear and enjoy the power of young Black women.  We welcome the power of speech, wisdom of word, and sheer strength and beauty of our Black girls.  All are welcome!


Contributions of different cultures to the field of Astronomy & Women in Science and Math: 

12:00 - 12:45pm

Throughout history, peoples of different cultures have made significant contributions to engineering design and the study of astronomy. In this session, we will explore the advancements in astronomy from cultures in Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas. In addition, we will examine the impact women have made in the disciplines of science and math.

The Power of Sport in Breaking Down Racial Barriers:

1:00 - 1:45pm

Eastview coaches talk about their personal experiences with race on teams and how shared experiences can bring us closer together. 

A Discussion: Being Black at EVHS:

1:00 - 1:45pm

Join us for a discussion on the Black experience at EVHS.  What's it like to be Black at Eastview?  How can we come together to support and care for one another and celebrate our strength?  Come share your truth or listen to others share their stories.  All are welcome.

MLK Jr's Impact on Music Artists of Today:

1:00 - 1:45pm

Together, we'll examine some of MLK's most famous speeches ("Letter from a Birmingham Jail" or “I have a Dream”), analyze the text in a short discussion and then emphasizing its influence and impact on musical artists who use their platform to make a change.

A Discussion: Is it time for Racial Reparations in America?

2:00 - 2:45pm

Many believe that the United States government should pay reparations to Black Americans for slavery and/or other acts of institutional racism.  We will discuss the moral and practical aspects of this idea. 

Negro League Baseball: It's Impact on Today's Professional Sports:

2:00 - 2:45pm

We want to tackle two major research questions:

  1. What impact did the Negro Leagues have on their time period?
  2. How did the Negro Leagues contribute to today’s professional sports?
A Dream Still Deferred:
2:00 - 2:45pm

Discussion, writing and conversation around Martin Luther King Jr’s dream, how justice and equity have changed since, and what work still needs to be done

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?' ~MLK

MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. The Eastview community is invited to donate nonperishables and toiletries on MLK Day (Monday, January 18) between 10am and 2pm at EVHS’s Student/West Entrance Doors. Please drive-up and give a honk and your items will be collected. All donations will be delivered to The Open Door Pantry. Email Mr. John Kelly at with questions. All are welcome and encouraged to donate. Remember, make it a day on, not a day off.