Series to Close With March, Celebration

May 3rd, 2012 | Categories: Uncategorized

SUNY Oneonta’s semester-long series of events celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. will close Saturday, May 5, with a celebration at the college’s Center for Multicultural Experiences in Lee Hall. Titled “Building OUR Beloved Community” and developed with broad participation by SUNY Oneonta students, faculty and staff, the series has included roundtable discussions, videos, readings and musical performances.

The closing celebration will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Hunt College Union with a campus march promoting diversity, multiculturalism and social justice. Community members are welcome to participate in the march, which will end at Lee Hall. The closing ceremony will begin at 8 p.m. It will include refreshments, musical and dance performances, and recognition of students, faculty and staff who have promoted diversity and inclusion on campus. Winners of the annual Center for Social Science Research Student Paper Competition, which featured the theme “Building Community” this year, will also be announced.

This event is sponsored by SUNY Oneonta’s AALANA Mentor Program, Center for Multicultural Experiences, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Diversity Peer Education Program, Multicultural Student Council and Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.

More information on the “Building OUR Beloved Community” series is available from Mary Bonderoff at 436-2663 or