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Concordia College to Have Month-Long Commemoration of 50th Anniversary of Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. PDF Print Email


By Rebecca Portnoy, Communications Associate, Marketing, Concordia College New York

Apr. 4, 2018:  Race. Inequality. Making diversity work for humanity instead of against it. Concordia College New York is adept at engaging in important conversations and will showcase that strength in April by commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with a month-long series of events around issues of civil rights and social justice. 

Diversity is a Concordia hallmark: In 2018, U.S. News & World Report ranked the college third regionally in ethnic and economic diversity and second in percentage of international students. The events planned for April will actively leverage that diversity and global outlook to bring the broadest-possible range of perspectives to the conversation.

The series will unfold through dialogues, panel discussions, interactive art installations, a prayer wall, a concert, photo contests, and screenings of historical footage from protests, marches, and Dr. King’s speeches.

The commemoration’s ultimate goal fits right in with Concordia’s Small School, BIG IMPACT ethos: empowering a new generation of civil rights and social justice impact-makers by ensuring that students are informed, inspired, and involved.

The following events in the series are free and open to the public:

50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Assassination 
Wednesday, April 4, 3:00 to 5:00 pm, Brickyard, Schoenfeld Campus Center

Concert for Freedom & Justice
Thursday, April 5, 7:30 pm, Sommer Center for Worship and the Performing Arts

Set-up of Prayer Wall
Friday, April 6, 10:30 am, Sommer Center for Worship and the Performing Arts

Dialogues: Social Justice and Inequality Through My Eyes
Thursday, April 12, 3:30 to 5:00 pm, Donald A. Krenz Academic Center 201

Civil Rights & Social Justice: Has Anything Changed in 50 Years?
Tuesday, April 17, 7:30 pm, Sommer Center for Worship and the Performing Arts

Pictured here: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Photo by Marion S. Trikosko, 1964. LC-DIG-ppmsc-01269, in the Library of Congress; in the public domain.

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