Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018 at Nazareth

January 15, 2018 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

MLK Day 2018 theme: (from an essay Dr. King wrote in 1947 for his campus newspaper while studying as an undergraduate at Morehouse College)
"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. . .
Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education

Purple and Gold: A Legacy of Social Justice

8:30AM to 9:20AM

Facilitated by: Susan Nowak and Muhammad Shafiq

Nazareth's History and Interfaith Dialogue

Linehan Chapel in Golisano Academic Center

Diversity and Inclusion Workshops | 9:30AM to 10:20AM (2 offerings):

Social Justice: Advocacy in the Age of Social Media (students only)

Facilitated by: Tonya Guzman, Adam Lewandowski and Nadia Mullin

Medaille Formal Dining Room

Inclusion Practices in the Academy: Beyond the Rhetoric (faculty and staff only)

Facilitated by: Gerald Callan, Carol Brownstein-Evans, Lisa Durant-Jones,

Devparna Roy, Yamuna Sangarasivam and Shirley Sommer,

Medaille Formal Lounge

Annual MLK Commemoration in the Nazareth College Arts Center, Callahan Theater | 10:30AM – 12:30PM (classes suspended)

Features a keynote address by Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren and the Nazareth 2018 MLK Visual and Performing Arts Award recipients:

  • Visual Arts Category: "Ballad of Birmingham," a book with illustrations by Rachel Rochelle Wyche, a junior majoring in Visual Communication Design
  • Theatre/Dance Category: "Product of My Ancestors," a multimedia presentation by Jazzmyn M. Ivery-Robinson, a graduate student in the Management program
  • Music Category: "We're All One," a piece for voice and piano by Allison Yanoff, a freshman majoring in Music Composition

Our celebration will continue with a multicultural lunch for $5 in all of the Nazareth Dining Halls served until 2:00 p.m. and ending with a presentation of the North Star Underground Railroad Exhibit.

The North Star Underground Railroad Exhibit

2:00PM - 4:00PM, Linehan Chapel

Remarks by Dr. David Anderson at 3:00PM

The North Star UGRR interactive display traces the history of the Underground Railroad and, specifically, Rochester's role in the UGRR. Dr. David Anderson, visiting professor at Nazareth College, chairs the Rochester/Monroe County Freedom Trail Commission and was recently appointed by U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer to the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission

Nazareth community members can also take part in the MLK Days of Service on Jan. 19-20.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018 at Nazareth


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