The College will observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with several days of programming, including community workshops and critical conversations.
On Friday, Jan. 14, there will be a host of virtual workshops led by community members. They are:
- 1 p.m. - Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1964 Berlin Visit with Michele Ricci Bell, associate professor of German - Zoom link
- 1 p.m. - Minerva MLK Day Reflection Workshop with Meaning Making Mentors - Zoom link
- 2 p.m. - Martin Luther King's Proposal for a Universal Basic Income with Stephen Schmidt, the Kenneth B. Sharpe Professor of Economics - Zoom link
- 2 p.m. - Knowing Your Rights: Understanding and Utilizing the Legacy of MLK with Ryan Ribeiro, director of community standards - Zoom link
Also, the Kenney Community Center will host a contactless program in Reamer Campus Center from noon to 2 p.m. on serving the community.
On Tuesday, Jan. 18, the founders of the 4th Family Organization, John Scott and Jahkeen Hoke, will present: “MLK Critical Conversation: Moving the Dream Forward” at 5 p.m. via Zoom. Registration will be available via campus email. 4th Family is a community-based organization in Albany, NY that looks to create enrichment opportunities for inner-city youth. Scott and Hoke will be speaking to what it means to give back to their community and what it means to add to the legacy of Dr. King.