[Blackstudies-l] MLK Week

Maria Lima lima at geneseo.edu
Wed Jan 13 10:56:29 EST 2016


This year's Commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. at SUNY Geneseo will
include a week of events. We invite students, faculty, staff, and the
community to participate in the following:

January 25 (Monday): *Film screening of "My Brooklyn"* (7:00 pm, Newton
214). This 2012 documentary examines gentrification in Brooklyn, N.Y., and
how skyrocketing prices and property values have forced many residents out
of their old neighborhoods.

January 26 (Tuesday): *Candlelight Vigil* (6:00 pm, Sturges Quad)

January 27 (Wednesday):

*Panel discussion **"Islam and Gender in the 21st Century"* (2:30 -3:30 pm,
Newton 214). This panel will feature Dr. Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons,
assistant professor of religion at the University of Florida, Dr. Megan
Abbas, assistant professor of history at SUNY Geneseo, and Dr. Linda Steet,
associate professor of education at SUNY Geneseo. Reception to follow.

*Keynote Address*, "Inconvenient Hero: Martin Luther King" by Dr. Simmons (7:00
pm, Alice Austen Theatre). Reception to follow.

January 28 (Thursday): *Film screening of** "Do the Right Thing" *(7:00 pm,
Newton 214). This 1989 movie is one of director Spike Lee's most famous
films. It follows the events on the hottest day of the year on a street in
the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, and how everyone's hate and
bigotry smolder and build until it explodes into violence.



February 1 (Monday):  *Panel Discussion, "Civil Rights: The Role of the
Student, the Community Activist and the Church,"* with Rev. Dr. Sean E.
Tucker, Pastor, Second Baptist Church, Mumford, NY, 5:00 p.m., Location TBA.


These events are sponsored by the President's Diversity Commission, the
Office of the Provost, the Africana/Black Studies Program, the History
Department, the Xerox Center for Multicultural Teacher Education, the
Office of Multicultural Programming and Services, the Teaching and Learning
Center, the Women's Studies Program, and the Institute for Community
Well-Being.

Contact Justin Behrend for more information.
Department of History
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