Events to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Cornell College is hosting several events during the week of Jan. 20 to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

  • The Office of Intercultural Life is sponsoring an event from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20 on the Orange Carpet in the Thomas Commons to celebrate the life and legacy of King.
  • Intercultural Life and the Chaplain’s Office are hosting the college’s annual candlelight vigil in honor of King starting at 5 p.m. Monday. Those interested in participating should gather in the Thomas Commons at 5 p.m. The vigil begins with a candlelit walking tour through campus at 5:10 p.m. with campus historian Rev. Thomas as we recall the Civil Rights Movement, race relations, and MLK’s presence on this campus.  The vigil culminates in Allee Chapel for reflections by President Jonathan Brand and others on the values, moral courage, healing wisdom, civic engagement, and leadership King and South Africa’s first president, Nelson Mandela, inspire within us.
  • The Civic Engagement Office and Intercultural Life are sponsoring a documentary screening and discussion from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday in Zamora’s Market in the Thomas Commons. Participants will watch “The Graduates/Los Graduados”, which explores pressing issues in education today through the eyes of six young Latino and Latina students from across the United States. More than a survey of contemporary policy debates, “The Graduates” offers first-hand perspectives on key challenges facing Latino high school students and their families, educators and community leaders.