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Phyllis A.H. Breland
Interim Director, Diversity & Inclusion

News and Events

Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration

Martin Luther King Jr. gives the "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington, D.C., on August 28, 1963.
MLK Student Leadership Day is Jan. 20

Hamilton will honor the leadership legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King by bringing student leaders back to campus the day before classes begin to take part in the second annual MLK Student Leadership Day on Monday, Jan. 20.  More ...

The cast performs the opening number of John B. Davidson's
The Last Minstrel Show is Sensational

The M-Theatre production of The Last Minstrel Show by John D. Davidson concludes its run tonight with another sold-out performance.  The dinner-theatre show is a musical treatment of the 1920 lynchings of three black circus workers in Duluth. This 5th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day production is aimed at promoting diversity and serving as an entertaining way to educate on culture and history.  More ...

Hamilton to Observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Hamilton will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday with several campus and community events in January.  More ...

Student volunteers head out for their MLK Day volunteer work.
Hamilton Students Volunteer For 13th Annual MLK Service Day

On Saturday, Jan. 22, more than 120 students gathered for Hamilton’s 13th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Day. The community service event, run by the Hamilton Association for Volunteering, Outreach and Charity, or HAVOC, sent students to a wide variety of locations across the Utica area, from the Kirkland Town Library to Lutheran Home for the elderly to the Rome Humane Society.  More ...

Dr. John Rich
Drexel's Dr. John Rich Prescribes Non-Violence for Public Health

In the sense that every person has a responsibility and an obligation to contribute toward the safety of community, said Drexel University's Dr. John Rich, we are all involved in public health. Dr. Rich has worked to expose the post-traumatic hardships faced by young black men who have fallen victim to violence in their communities. On Jan. 20, Dr. Rich presented a lecture, “Hearing, Humanizing and Healing: Practicing Nonviolence in Public Health,” as part of Hamilton’s Martin Luther King, Jr. commemorative events.  More ...