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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Week 2016

The following are events of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Week 2016, hosted by the Office of Intercultural Life, the Office of Spiritual Life, and ICL groups.

Monday Jan 18th


5:00 – 5:50 pm

Begins in Thomas Commons for a brief candlelight memorial walk, then into Allee Chapel where the campus community is invited to light candles and reflect upon application of Rev. King’s ethical teachings for our own lives. The vigil includes Cornell historian Rev. Thomas as he recalls some historical markers in African-American student experience here, the civil rights movement including the presence of Rev. Dr. MLK Jr on campus, and subsequent desecrations and replantings of Cornell’s MLK memorial trees over the years.

Tuesday, Jan 19th


Time: 4 – 7 pm

Location: Ringer Dining Room.

Thursday, Jan 21st

GRADUATE SCHOOL 101 (Lunch & Learn)

Time: 11 am – 1 pm

Location: Ringer Dining Room.

Friday, Jan 22nd

  WORKSHOP with Keynote Speaker 

Time: 11 am – 1 pm

Location: Ringer Dining Room.

Special Guest: Ezekiel Walker

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Ezekiel Walker 

Time: 3:30 pm

Location: Thomas Commons, Orange Carpet

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Ezekiel Walker, keynote speaker

Throughout his career, Walker has dedicated his time, energy, and efforts to ensuring his works present an alternative perspective to society’s most traditional customs; by providing this unfiltered and pragmatic approach to discussing today’s most pressing social issues, Walker has made a name for himself as a credible, well-researched, and relatable figure with audiences coast to coast.


DINNER & DISCUSSION: Ezekiel Walker 

Time: 4:30 – 6:30

Location: Ringer Dining Room


Student Org Spotlight: NACC

Kayne Whyte, a rising Cornell senior and member of the Navajo Nation, shares on the NACC’s mission, place on campus, and events. The organization was chartered in 2012 and has quickly become an installment in Cornell’s intercultural and campus life. 


The Native Americans at Cornell College (N.A.C.C) student group is designed to promote support and awareness for the Native American student population and the greater Cornell College community. N.A.C.C seeks to engage its members and the community in enhancing their cultural identity and gain a multi-diverse perception of the world. Continue reading Student Org Spotlight: NACC