MLK Week 2012 and Twitter


Contributed by Jen Walsh

Use the #ICmlk hashtag to tweet about upcoming MLK Week 2012 events!

Also, check out Type or Tweet -- a lively event designed to commemorate the civil rights struggles of the 1960s while celebrating our progress as a society.  Students, staff, faculty, and community members will have the opportunity to express themselves using words, much like MLK, Jr. did in his letter from Birmingham Jail.  The event, on Saturday, January 28 in IC Square, will span generations, from typewriters to twitter accounts.  Music and food will add to the lively atmosphere of this event!  


The MLK Week planning committee has put together a week of great events surrounding the 2012 MLK Week theme: A New Definition of Greatness.

“If you want to be great – wonderful. But recognize that he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. That’s a new definition of greatness…it means that everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from the “Drum Major Instinct" sermon, given on February 4, 1968 

For more information, visit 

Monday, January 23
4:00pm: Kickoff Event, featuring the first-year MLK Scholars [Emerson Suites]
8:15pm: Music School performance [Ford Hall]

Tuesday, January 24
11:00am-2:00pm: Ithaca Community Expo [Emerson Suites]
12:00-1:00pm: Educational Sessions during the common hour
[Clark Lounge] Tariq Meyers presents A New Definition of Freedom: Civic Engagement and the 1961 Freedom Ride
[Klingenstein Lounge] Patrick Walsh presents A New Definition of Greatness for Men
[Ithaca Falls Room] Samantha Lowe presents Non-violent Resistance in Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Wednesday, January 25
7:00pm: MLK Week Keynote Address by Mayor Svante Myrick [Hoerner Theater, Dillingham]

Thursday, January 26
12:00-1:00pm: A conversation with Mayor Svante Myrick [Textor 102]
7:00pm: A workshop with the Diversity Peer Educators [Taughannock Falls Room]

Friday, January 27
7:00-10:00pm: "The Help" Film Screening and Discussion [Emerson Suites]

Saturday, January 28
9:00am-4:00pm: MLK Day of Service [sign-up for this opportunity today]
7:00-9:00pm: Type or Tweet event [IC Square]
9:00pm: Brownskin Concert! [Emerson Suites]

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