Monday, January 18, 6 p.m., Doors at 5:30 p.m.
Our Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Week kicks off with a commemorative celebration celebrating the life and impact of Dr. King, Jr. The MLK vigil this year encompasses song and dance, highlighting the theme “Lift Every Voice.” This year’s special guests include a dance performance by the Center for Contemporary Dance, Meadowbrook Middle School Dance program that is led by Rollins Alumnae Maria Bryant, and keynote presentation by poet, educator, and doctoral candidate at Harvard University, Clint Smith.
Tuesday, January 19, noon – 2 p.m.
Tuesday, January 19, 12:30 p.m.
Cornell Fine Arts Museum
This tour given by Amy Galpin, the Curator of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, will explore important works by Black artists such as Elizabeth Catlett, Hank Willis Thomas, and Melvin Edwards.
Wednesday, January 20, 7:30 p.m.
The student organization, Black Student Union, will be hosting the movie “Dope” at 7:30 p.m. A critical hit and audience favorite out of the Sundance Film Festival, in DOPE, Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself. Food will be provided.
Thursday, January 21, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Lucy Cross Center, Chase Hall
A discussion of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s critique of economic inequality and its relevance for today, led by Assistant Professor of Sociology Matt Nichter. Lunch will be included, just bring your ideas.
Friday, January 22, noon – 2 p.m.
Cornell Campus Center
The Democracy Project and JUMP will be welcoming the Orange County Supervisor of Elections between 12pm and 2pm outside the Campus Center to register anyone who would like to vote in local elections.
Saturday, January 23, 8:30 a.m departure
Alfond Sports Center Complex Parking Lot