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A Day On, Not a Day Off: MLK Day at Ithaca

Written by Meredith Farley
1/9/2009

One World One House

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 19th, will be a busy day for the IC community.

The start of classes will be delayed a day, so that students can participate in the many events happening on campus and around town.

This year's MLK Day theme on campus is "One World, One House," and there will be many activities centered on diversity and learning in a global environment.

The day will kick off with a welcome from President Rochon and a presentation from freshman MLK scholars who traveled from Birmingham to Atlanta on a week-long civil rights tour this past October.

The scholars will take viewers on a visual tour of Kelly Ingram Park, the 16th Street Baptist church, and the Edmund Pettus Bridge, site of "Bloody Sunday," and will use monologues, photos, and songs to tell the stories that inspired the civil rights movement.

The day will continue with a variety of volunteer activities, workshops, and discussions, and culminate in a celebration concert at the Ithaca College School of Music.

NOTE: On Tuesday, January 20th, the College will provide an opportunity for the campus community to watch the inauguration of President Barack Obama from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Emerson Suites.



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