Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is widely regarded as America’s pre-eminent advocate of nonviolence and one of the greatest nonviolent leaders in world history. During the less than 13 years of his leadership of the modern American Civil Rights Movement, African Americans achieved more genuine progress toward racial equality than the previous 350 years had produced. In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s achievements, Alfred State’s Office of Multicultural Affairs and Center for Civic Engagement are collaborating with Alfred University to host a week of events. If you would like any additional information, please contact: Liz Raterman, RatermEP@alfredstate.edu or Jonathan Hilsher, HilsheJC@alfredstate.edu.
Dream Week Cloud Table
Mon., Jan. 21- Fri., 26
11 A.M. -1 P.M.
CDH Student Gathering Place & Culinary Arts Building
In addition to learning about Martin Luther King, Jr. and his contributions to our world today, individuals will have the opportunity to share their dreams. We want to know: “What is your dream for our nation’s future?” and have you write it down on a Dream Cloud. Dream Clouds will be posted throughout the week at various venues on campus! Pre-registration for our “Dream Week Day of Service” event will also take place at the table.
3rd Annual Dream Gallery
Wed., Jan. 23, 6-7 P.M.
Alfred University’s Knight Club, Powell Campus Center
Check out the “dreams” of Alfred-Almond’s 3rd grade art class and get inspired to design your own unique “Dream Candy Bar” with a colorful label and real ingredients. All are welcomed (and this event is FREE)!
Wed., Jan. 23, 7-9 P.M.
EJ Brown 119
This dynamic film focuses on how Black Americans boycotted the public buses during the 1950s civil rights movement. This film is brought to you by Kaleidoscope Coalition and Ujima (formerly BSU).
Celebration of Service–“Spirit of Service” Recognition Ceremony
Thurs., Jan. 24, 6:30 P.M.
Village of Alfred Courthouse
The Spirit of Service Award recognizes community members and students, faculty, and staff at Alfred State College and Alfred University who demonstrate a strong commitment to serving others. This award is intended to honor people who are actively living out the principles that Martin Luther King, Jr. stood for including equality, social justice, community, and service. For a nomination form, please contact Jonathan Hilsher (HilsheJC@alfredstate.edu) or Liz Raterman (RatermEP@alfredstate.edu).
One faculty/staff/community member and one student nominated from each campus will receive the Spirit of Service Award. Winners of the award will be announced at the Celebration of Service. The Celebration will feature Pam Witter as the Keynote Speaker.
Dream Week Day of Service
Sat., Jan. 26
Registration 8:30-9 A.M. at St. Jude’s Chapel.
Service Projects take place at various times throughout 9 A.M.-2 P.M. (Transportation will be provided)
In the true spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s message, Alfred State College & Alfred University are collaborating to serve and give back to our community. Space is limited, so pre-register by emailing Liz Raterman, firstname.lastname@example.org, Jonathan Hilsher, email@example.com,or sign-up at the Dream Week Cloud Table. Registration is first come, first serve on the day of the service event (if space is available).