Friday, January 5, 2018
Hartwick College will honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and civil rights heritage through a series of events held across campus and throughout Oneonta during the month of January. This programming offers a broad level of participation by clubs, academic departments, and staff offices, encompassing topics that span various interests related to the civil rights movement and its legendary leader.
On Friday, January 5, the Hartwick Community is invited to attend a screening of the 2016 hit film, “Fences.” St. James Episcopal Church will present the film in the Community Room of Oneonta’s Southside Mall. Later in the month, a showing and discussion around the film “Separate, But Equal” will take place on the College campus.
The Pluralism Associates League for Students (PALS) will host its annual dinner discussion in the Chesebro Room in Dewar Union on the College campus on Monday, January 16, and present its annual Leadership Seminar on Saturday, January 20, also in Dewar Union’s Chesebro Room.
“It is wonderful that events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement are being held at different locations in Oneonta, including Hartwick College,” said Associate Dean and Director of the Office of Intercultural Affairs Harry Bradshaw Matthews. “This year’s events are both remembrance and forward leaning to explore contemporary issues.”
The full schedule of events follows, and additional events may be scheduled. These are open to the public, unless otherwise noted, but advanced reservations may be required:
Also, throughout the month, Stevens-German Library in Yager Hall will feature a showcase display of items related to Dr. King and the civil rights movement.
Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,200 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick’s expansive curriculum emphasizes an experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.
Contact: David Lubell