Martin Luther King, Jr. Day events planned

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.