Nazareth College holds its annual celebration of MLK DAY with a series of special events on Monday, January 21, 2013, including a commemoration service in his honor and an afternoon lecture by Dr. Molefi Kete Asante, professor of African American studies at Temple University. The lecture begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Callahan Theater of the Nazareth College Arts Center, located at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618. This lecture is free and open to the public (no reservation required).
The commemoration service, a lively celebration of Dr. King’s legacy, will take place on campus from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Golisano Academic Center Linehan Chapel. A televised feed will be held in the Otto A. Shults Center Forum to accommodate overflow. The commemoration is free and open to the public and includes student speakers, singers, inspirational readings and dance. This event is organized by the MLK Commemoration Committee, which includes Nazareth students, faculty and staff. Undergraduate and graduate classes will be suspended during the ceremony.
The Nazareth College community will also be taking part in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Saturday, January 19, 2013. Collaborating with other colleges and universities in the area, students will be serving the community at various sites throughout the city of Rochester. Partnering organizations include Saints Place, the Refugee Settlement Alliance, the Rochester City schools, Rochester Youth Year Sites and the Monroe County Youth Bureau.