• In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President David Wippman, Dean of Students Terri Martinez and leaders of the Days-Massolo Center hosted “We Are His Dream,” an event to make a conscious effort as a community to keep King’s vision alive.

  • To celebrate the birthday of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr., about 100 students, faculty, and staff gathered for the annual MLK Community Dinner, sponsored by the Days-Massolo Center on Jan. 15.

  • Some 40 students, faculty and administrators gathered in the Fillius Events Barn on Jan. 28 for a new event, Teach the Teacher, to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Phyllis Breland, Director of Opportunity Programs and Interim Director of Diversity and Inclusion, said the purpose of the event was “to bring to the forefront some of the other messages and passions of MLK…. (his) support of creativity, taking care of one another, and youth working with elders so that both can contribute to a better future.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • For the fifth year, 26 Hamilton employees spent part of Martin Luther King Jr. Day volunteering at four non-profit organizations in the Utica area.

  • Hamilton’s 4th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day dinner theatre featured a sold-out presentation of Our Lady of 121st Street by Stephen Adly Guirgis. Directed by Associate Professor of Theatre Mark Cryer, the M-Theatre production is dedicated to providing theatrical works that will both challenge and reaffirm the campus' many perspectives on race, religion and gender. Tuesday's show is a sell-out but seats remain for Wednesday, Jan. 19, in the Fillius Events Barn.


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