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MLK Series 2018: We Are the Beloved Community

Mission

As an University serving students and alumni from 44 states and 117 countries, with 28.9 percent of its enrollment students of color and 15.9 percent international students, Binghamton University is committed to creating a campus community free from violence, hate and bias. The Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) annual MLK Series will include events designed to foster inclusive community building and transformative learning opportunities that enhance Binghamton’s social and cultural impact. MLK Series aims to help Bearcats become more “world-wise” through engagement in and exploration of human and civil rights, forging connections with written and living history, and developing skills to become innovative change makers.

This year's series theme is "We the Beloved Community".  Dr. King's Beloved Community is a global vision in which all people can share in the wealth of the earth. "In the Beloved Community, poverty, hunger and homelessness will not be tolerated because international standards of human decency will not allow it. Racism and all forms of discrimination, bigotry and prejudice will be replaced by an all-inclusive spirit of sisterhood and brotherhood." (read more at http://www.thekingcenter.org/king-philosophy)

Sponsors

MLK Series was founded by the Multicultural Resource Center and is sponsored by the Cultural Presidents Council; Student Association Vice President of Multicultural Affairs; Student Affairs Divisional Diversity Initiative; Athletics; Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The Cultural Presidents Council is made up of at least one student leader from each of the recognized cultural organizations in the Student Association; the Graduate Student Organization; cultural fraternities and sororities; and Student Organization Recognition Committee chartered groups.

 

Schedule of Events

 Jan. 15Jan. 24 | Jan. 25

*signature MLK series event

 

Events for Monday, Jan. 15

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Monday, Jan. 15 • 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. • Various locations
MLK Jr. Day of Service 2018*
"Make it a day on" by signing up to participate in the 2018 MLK Day of Service and make an impact in the local community. Service projects are available and open to current students, faculty, staff and administrators on a first-come, first-served basis. Refreshments and transportation will be provided.

  • 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. - Service Project 1, 2 and 3: Help Seniors one-on-one to learn how to use social media apps on their devices. The basics on enhancing their use of technology. No advanced knowledge needed on part of the volunteers. Projects will take place at Senior Center of Western Broome County (10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.), Johnson City Senior Center (12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.), and Good Shepherd Village at Endwell (1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.).  For more information, please contact Hinman College Collegiate Professor, Al Vos (avos@binghamton.edu). Sign up by Thursday, Jan. 11 at 11:59 p.m.
  • 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.- Service Project 4: Tri Cities Opera (up to 8 volunteers) - Volunteers  will help a professional costume designer in organizing the Tri Cities Opera costume inventory. This service project will occur at two times between 10:00am and 4:30pm.  Sign up by Thursday, Jan. 11 at 11:59 p.m. 
  • 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. - Service Project 5: Center for Technology & Innovation (up to 20 volunteers) - Volunteers can expect to help with various projects such as cleaning and hanging a large vintage wooden railroad sign, unfolding and filing a set of fragile folded drawings of the Apollo Simulator, dusting artifacts and shelves, and indexing and filing piano rolls. Volunteers should dress casually, in clothing they wouldn’t mind getting dirty, and bring bottled water and work gloves if they have them.  The Center for Technology & Innovation is located at 321 Water St., Binghamton. Sign up by Thursday, Jan. 11 at 11:59 p.m.
  • 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. - Service Project 6: The Discovery Center (up to 10 volunteers) - Volunteers will help supervise crafts, games and activities for children. Volunteers should dress casually, in clothing they wouldn’t mind getting dirty, and bring bottled water.  The Discovery Center is located at 60 Morgan Rd., Binghamton. Sign up by Thursday, Jan. 11 at 11:59 p.m.

Event is co-sponsored by the Cultural Presidents Council, Multicultural Resource Center, Student Association, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People - Binghamton Chapter, Center for Civic Engagement, Hinman College, Student Affairs Divisional Diversity Committee and United Way of Broome County.
Point of contact: Jose Maldonado, DEI diversity fellow  •  jmaldona@binghamton.edu  •  607-777-4781

Monday, Jan. 15 • 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. • Events Center
Binghamton Men's Basketball Game vs. University at Albany

The Multicultural Resource Center will be holding We the People of Binghamton University: The Pledge campaign at 7:00 p.m., Monday, January 15, at 7:00 p.m. Events Center for the Men's Basketball game, and from noon - 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 24 in the Tillman Lobby and the Glenn G. Bartle Library. Stop by our table as we promote unity within the campus community through the positive messages of love and friendship.

Point of contact: Jose Maldonado, DEI diversity fellow  •  jmaldona@binghamton.edu  •  607-777-4781

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Events for Wednesday, Jan.24

Wednesday, Jan. 24 • noon-4 p.m. • UU-Tillman Lobby and Bartle Library Breezeway
We the People*

The Multicultural Resource Center will be holding We the People of Binghamton University: The Pledge campaign at 7:00 p.m., Monday, January 15, at 7:00 p.m. Events Center for the Men's Basketball game, and from noon - 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 24 in the Tillman Lobby and the Glenn G. Bartle Library. Stop by our table as we promote unity within the campus community through the positive messages of love and friendship.

This pledge campaign is also to help bring the campus community together and to bring positive change through our commitment to respect, acceptance, the prosperity of one another in society.

We will have pledge cards available that will be filled out and displayed throughout campus during our MLK Series. We will also have a few silhouette images of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with signatures of members of the campus community that will be committing to their pledges. We hope that you all take part in this event as we continue to celebrate one of the great heroes and activists of our time.

Point of contact: Jose Maldonado, DEI diversity fellow  •  jmaldona@binghamton.edu  •  607-777-4781

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Events for Thursday, Jan. 25

Thursday, Jan. 25 • 7 p.m.-9 p.m. • Chenango Champlain Collegiate Center Multipurpose Room
Clinica de Migrantes: a film screening and discussion*

Join us for a screening of Clinica de Migrantes: life, liberty, and the pursuit of clinica de migrantes promotional imagehappiness followed by a talk with Dr. Steve Larson and discussion.  As immigration continues to be a focal point in global politics, Clinica de Migrantes is a medical drama about Dr. Steve Larson and Puentes, one of the only health clinics in the U.S. involved in the politically controversial practice of providing healthcare to undocumented immigrants.

By law, illegal immigrants cannot obtain health insurance, and receive no regular medical treatment. Many come to Puentes after being turned away at other hospitals. Full of unforgettable patient-doctor interactions and human portraits, Clinica de Migrantes tells the story of America's true untouchable class and of the heroic few who reach out to help them. 

Details and RSVP online by Friday, Jan. 19.  The event is free and refreshments will be provided.

Event is sponsored by the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program; Multicultural Resource Center; Charles Drew Minority Pre-Health Society; Mary E. Mahoney Nursing Support Group; Delta Epsilon Mu Co-Ed Fraternity; and Student Association.
Point of contact: Tanyah Barnes, MRC assistant director  •  tbarnes@binghamton.edu  •  607-777-4472

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Last Updated: 1/8/18