Martin Luther King Jr. Day & Black History Month Celebrations

Hartwick College and SUNY Oneonta Event

Hartwick College and SUNY Oneonta are partnering on a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day event to include:

  • A keynote speaker, Alexander Horton will talk about Dr. King’s life and viewpoints, as well as his speech.
  • Two students (an 11-year-old and a SUNY student) will read their winning MLK essays.
  • A student will sing Dr. King’s favorite song.
  • A panel discussion consisting of both Hartwick and SUNY Oneonta students and faculty.
  • A reception will follow this event.

February 8, 2023
3 - 4:30 p.m. at SUNY Oneonta
Center for Racial Justice and Inclusive Excellence, The Great Room, Lee Hall

Black History Month Events

February Events

“Colorism in the BIPOC Community” – Dinner Discussion (More details coming soon!)
ZUZU African Acrobats from Kenya Friday – 2/17 at 6:30 p.m. EST in Slade Theater, Yager Hall
Military Personnel & Dependents Networking Event – 2/20 at 5:15 p.m. EST in the Chesebro Room, Dewar Union
Double Standards & Respectability Politics – 2/22 at 4:30 p.m. EST in the Chesebro Room, Dewar Union
“Health Care Disparities in the BIPOC Community” – 2/24 at 3:30 p.m. EST in the Chesebro Room, Dewar Union


DIB Events on HartLink

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 16, 2023

Hartwick students with donated canned food

Day of Service

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service is the only federal holiday that is also designated by Congress as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off.”

The Office of Civic Engagement offers four stations where members of the Hartwick community can participate in volunteer activities for the service component the day represents.

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Stack Lounge, Dewar Union

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I Have a Dream"

The Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging will play the “I Have a Dream”; speech on a loop for people to be able to sit and listen reflectively.

11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Stack Lounge, Dewar Union

Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King marching in Selma AL


All students and employees are invited to view the showing of the 2014 historical drama film Selma (2 h 8m).

Faculty are encouraged to discuss the film with their students.

Slade Theatre, Yager Hall at 12:30 p.m. or 7:00 p.m.

The general public is invited to view the film at the 7:00 p.m. showtime.


David B. Lubell
Integrated Marketing Writer / Media Relations Manager