[Blackstudies-l] Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration events, Spring 2010

Emilye Crosby crosby at geneseo.edu
Mon Jan 4 09:26:17 EST 2010

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration committee invites the campus  
community to attend the following events in Spring 2010. Please share  
this information widely and consider listing events on syllabi and  

1. Hollis Watkins will give our keynote presentation Thursday, March  
4, 7pm in the College Union Ballroom. Watkins, a Mississippi native,  
joined the civil rights movement in 1961 when SNCC organizers began a  
voter registration campaign in McComb, Mississippi near his home  
community. Watkins then joined SNCC and helped organize movements in a  
number of communities throughout the state. He epitomizes the  
"organizing tradition" approach to social change and has spent his  
life working for racial justice. He is a well-known song-leader and  
founder of Southern Echo, an organization committed to inter- 
generational organizing with an emphasis on involving young people.
	In addition to his keynote address, Watkins will visit several  
classes and on Wed. March 3 (specific time/place tba), lead a workshop  
in Jones Hall on student activism, especially for students planning to  
participate in the Livingston County Crop Walk against Hunger later in  

2. We will have a photographic exhibition by Anthony Barboza, "Souls  
of Black Genius: Images of Sound and Vision," in Kinetic Gallery, Feb.  
3-March 3, 2010. In addition, several English Department faculty will  
give a related reading on Wed. Feb. 10, 5-6:30 in Kinetic Gallery.

These events are supported by the Office of the Provost, the Africana/  
Black Studies program, the Xerox Center for Multicultural Teacher  
Education, the Office of Multicultural Programs and Services, the  
Office of Residential Life, the Kinetic Gallery, and the Martin Luther  
King, Jr. Commemoration Committee (Catherine Adams, Sue Ann Brainard,  
Emilye Crosby, Cynthia Hawkins, Fatima Rodriguez Johnson, and Susan  
Preston Norman).

For more information, see our website:


or contact Emilye Crosby: crosby at geneseo.edu

Emilye Crosby
History Department
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14554
(585) 245-5375
crosby at geneseo.edu

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