MLK Campus-Wide Celebration

Every January, the Ithaca College community celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr through a series of programs sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement & Multicultural Affairs.

Back in 2008, when the first day of classes fell on the national holiday, President Emerita Peggy Williams declared the first day of classes as a "Day on, not Off." The day is celebrated as a day of reflection and celebration with programs and activities in lieu of classroom instruction. Ithaca College continues in this tradition, encouraging all to come together in honor or Dr. King's impact on the world. During years where the holiday falls before the first day of classes, the campus community spends the first week of classes in celebration with various events and programs, as well as discussions.

This tradition was continued January 25-30, 2016, as students, staff, faculty, and community members came together to discuss the legacy and work of Dr. King. The theme was "Conscience Asks the Question." The cynosure of the MLK 2016 Celebration was to focus on what motivates us to be active in the movement for social justice; how to motivate others to participate; and on how we can be better activists, advocates, and allies.



For more information, please contact any member of the IC MLK Celebration Committee:

RaKim "RahK" Lash, Don AustinDoreen Hettich-AtkinsSamantha Stafford, or Garrett Downing 

Sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs

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