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MLK Symposium 2012: MLK Symposium

Greenwood Library guide to the 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium and activities at Longwood University.

Civil Rights to Social Justice

The theme of this year's MLK activities is Civil Rights to Social Justice. Not only do the activities focus on the life of Martin Luther King Jr., they also support Longwood’s mission of citizen leadership.

MLK Service Challenge

Don't take the day off -


Join fellow Longwood students, faculty and staff in community service projects offered in the Farmville area on Monday, January 16. Call Jen Rentschler in the Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement at x2930 for more information.

MLK Symposium Speaker

Cookie Scott

Nancy H. “Cookie” Scott is the Deputy Director of Administration for the Virginia Department of Corrections. She assumed the position on November 10, 2002. Previously she was Manager of the DOC Human Resources Recruitment, Benefits and Employment Services program.

Scott has nearly 40 years experience in corrections. She began her corrections career in 1973 as a Probation Officer in the Sixteenth District Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court in Charlottesville. She rose to become the Director of Court Services for the Sixteenth District before being promoted to Employment Manager Senior in 1988 and coming to DOC headquarters in Richmond. Scott received a B.A. in Sociology from Longwood University.

Films for Social Justice

The Student Diversity and Inclusion Council is sponsoring two evenings of films and discussion as part of the MLK Symposium activities.

Wed., Jan. 18: "Citizen King" at 6:30 pm and "In Remembrance of Martin" at 8:00 pm. Learn more about Martin Luther King Jr. through these two documentaries.

Thurs., Jan. 19: "X-Men: The Final Stand" at 8:00 pm. Join a discussion about the social justice aspects of this hit film.

All films will be shown in Wygal Auditorium.