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St. Lawrence Community to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.

Community service, performances, and discussions highlight the ways members of the St. Lawrence community are safely coming together to honor The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. beginning Monday, Jan. 18, and take part in the National Day of Racial Healing on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

The week’s events are sponsored by the Black Laurentian Initiative, a coalition of St. Lawrence students committed to advocating for changes that improve the collective place of all Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) at our institutions, as well as the Chaplain’s Office, Diversity and Inclusion Office, and Volunteer Services. This year’s planning committee includes Hana Bushara ’21, Hamidou “Hammi” Sylla ’21, Associate Director of Student Activities and Leadership Ashlee Downing-Duke, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion Kimberly Flint-Hamilton, Director of Music Ensembles Barry Torres, and University Chaplain Shaun Whitehead.

MLK Week of Service for United Helpers

Week of Jan. 18-22

The service event is a week-long initiative to support the local community at United Helpers through a letter-writing campaign and fundraising efforts. Campus community members are invited to write letters to those living in residential homes at local United Helpers facilities. Those interested in taking part can email for more information.

Black Laurentian Initiative Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through Virtual Performance

Monday, Jan. 18; 6 p.m. ET

This special event will include an hour of performance featuring students of color who will present music, spoken word, poetry, visual arts, and photography. The event will take place via Zoom:

MLK in Conversation with Contemporary Themes and Thinkers

NOTE: This event, originally scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 19, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 26, from 7-8:30 p.m. due to internet issues.

Several faculty members will discuss themes presenting The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. beyond “the dream” of 1963 and facilitate small group discussions for campus community members. Join the event via the Zoom link Kimberly Flint-Hamilton shared in her email to campus on Tuesday, Jan. 19.