Martin Luther King Jr. Day & Black History Month Celebrations

February 2024 Events

HEARD African Dance Workshop & Concert: Friday, 2/9; 3:30 p.m. Workshop; 7:30 p.m. Concert; Anderson Theater, Anderson Center
Enjoy a marvelous music and dance ensemble who blends jazz with influences from West Africa, the Caribbean, and South America. The workshop and concert are sponsored by the Music Department with support from the Foreman Institute of Creative and Performing Arts.

Douglass Day Transcribe-a-thon: Wednesday, 2/14; 12 p.m.-3 p.m.
Join us in the Writing Center (Clark Hall 230) for Douglass Day, an annual recognition of Frederick Douglass’s birthday and celebration of Black history. Hosted by the Writing Center, we’ll join other Douglass Day partners to transcribe the correspondence of Frederick Douglass.
Bring your laptop or use one of our computers to access the Frederick Douglass Papers. 

Zuzu African Acrobats Return Performance: Wednesday, 2/28; 6:30 p.m.; Slade Theater, Yager Hall

Learn More about the Performance

Questions: or 607-431-4373

Past Events

An Evening with Minnijean Brown-Trickey

Hartwick College and SUNY Oneonta partnered to offer an evening with Minnijean Brown-Trickey.

As a member of the Little Rock Nine, Minnijean changed history by striding through the front doors of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas helping desegregate public schools, and alter the course of education in America. Since then, she has dedicated her life to social justice as an award-winning teacher, writer, and community worker.

Thursday, February 8, 2024 at 7 p.m.
SUNY Oneonta, Alumni Field House

Hartwick College and SUNY Oneonta Event

Hartwick College and SUNY Oneonta partnered for a commemorative breakfast to honor the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The event included:

  • A keynote address from Dr. Jelani Cobb included his reflections on the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • A panel discussion.
  • A follow-up discussion with Dr. Cobb for students and faculty.

Monday, January 29, 2024
8 - 10 a.m. EST in The Great Room of the Center for Racial Justice and Inclusive Excellence (Lee Hall) at SUNY Oneonta


Alicia Richardson

College Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) Officer

Biama Charles

Deputy DEIB Officer & Founding Director of the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

Samantha Lara

Associate Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging


Yager Hall
4th Floor
Hartwick College
Oneonta, New York 13820