College to Celebrate MLK March Anniversary

August 23rd, 2013 | Categories: Uncategorized

SUNY Oneonta will collaborate with the Oneonta City Commission on Community Relations & Human Rights, Oneonta NAACP, Job Corps, and the Oneonta Interfaith Committee on several events celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s March On Washington.

On Tuesday, Aug. 27, there will be a “March on Main Street” at 6:30 p.m., followed by an Interfaith Service at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 12 Ford Ave. People wishing to participate in the march should be at Water Street (by the parking garage) by 6:15. At 7 p.m., the Interfaith Service will feature a recitation of Dr. MLK Jr.’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech. SUNY Oneonta Provost Maria Thompson will present remarks as part of the program.

Additional events will be held throughout the day on Wednesday, Aug. 28, on the SUNY Oneonta campus:

10 a.m. to noon: tabling on the quad;

3 p.m.: Screening of “Brother Outsider,” a film based on the life of Civil Rights activist Bayard Rustin at the Red Dragon Theater in the Hunt College Union;

8 p.m.: “Keeping the Dream Alive” panel presentations at the Center for Multicultural Experiences in Lee Hall:
• “Redefining Racism & Racial Profiling” by Ibram Kendi
• “Bullying in the 21st Century” by Elliot Ruggles & Michelle Osterhoudt
• “Voter Legislation” by Rob Compton
• “Hate Crimes” by Essie Harding;

9 p.m.: “I Have A Dream,” reading presented by award-winning poet David Mills;

Ongoing: Milne Library Exhibit, first floor.