MLK Day Celebration 2023

Roots for Change: Approaches to Social Justice Action

January 16, 2023

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM 

On the first day of spring semester classes — Monday, January 16 — Nazareth commemorates Dr. Martin Luther KingJr. with campus-wide programming from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with community partners, on the theme Roots for Change: Approaches to Social Justice Action. Classes during that time block are suspended so that all may attend.

Resources for Attendees

About our Workshop Presenters

Center for Youth - Restorative Justice & Education (Smyth 161)
Exercise Express - Health & Wellness (Smyth 148)
Reach Advocacy (Smyth 160)

Program Schedule

Smyth Hall

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM

Social Justice Workshops

  • Exercise Express (Health & Wellness) - Rm 148
  • REACH Advocacy (Housing is a Human Right) - Rm 160
  • Center for Youth (Restorative Justice & Education) - Rm 161

Callahan Theater

11:30 AM - 11:35 AM

Welcome - President Beth Paul

11:35 AM - 11:40 AM

Introduction of Speaker - Dr. Wayne Hilson

11:40 AM - 11:50 AM

Keynote Address - Simeon Banister

11:50 AM - 11:55 AM

Spoken Word - Curtis Clemont (second year, Education)

11:55 AM - 12:00 PM

King for a Day Service and Advocacy Announcement - Adam Lewandowski

12:00 PM - 12:05 PM

Spoken Word - Emma Theriot (First year, Musical Theatre)

12:05 PM - 12:08 PM

MLK Awards for Creative Expression Reminder - Dr. Mario Martinez

Categories:Visual Arts, Music, Theater/Dance, Open

12:08 PM - 12:14 PM

Lift Every Voice and Sing - Amara Wilson (Fourth year, Musical Theatre)

12:14 PM-12:30 PM

New Connections Reception

MLK 2023

Take Action In the Community

Nazareth students, faculty, and staff: Sign up for Nazareth’s participation in the RochesterCares King for a Day service event on Saturday, January 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at community service sites off campus. Breakfast, T-shirts, and a chance to make a difference are all provided! Transportation from Naz is available.

Questions? Contact Weider Community Engagement staff,

Take Creative Action

Nazareth students: Enter Nazareth's MLK Awards for Creative Expression competition. Record, compose, write, or create a piece of work around the 2023 MLK Day Celebration theme: Roots for Change: Approaches to Social Justice Action, or other themes related to social justice, diversity, equity & inclusion. See details.