Thu, Feb 3, 2022

7 PM – 8 PM EST (GMT-5)

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Please Note: Due to the forecasted winter storm and the likelihood of hazardous driving conditions, this event will be presented entirely online. Those who have already registered to attend in person will receive a message to register to receive a Zoom link. Those who have already registered for the livestream may use that link.

Keynote Description
This year’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration will feature two young, Black authors in conversation about how their work is both inspired by and builds on the work of Rev. Dr. King. On Thursday, February 3 at 7pm in Sage Chapel, we will welcome Danté Stewart to campus to speak about his new book, “Shoutin’ in the Fire: An American Epistle.” Danté will be joined by Ithaca-based author and curator of the popular Black Liturgies website Cole Riley, whose book “This Here Flesh: Spirituality, Liberation, and the Stories That Make Us” is due out February 22. Both authors grapple with the legacy of white supremacy in America and invite us to reclaim the liberative and communitarian spiritual practices so central to the work of Dr. King.
Sponsors
SPONSORS: Office of Spirituality and Meaning-Making (OSMM) and Cornell United Religious Work (CURW), Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives (OADI), Greater Ithaca Activity Center (GIAC)
COSPONSORS: College of Architecture, Art, and Planning; St. Luke Lutheran Church;
Protestant Cooperative Ministry; Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life; Flora Rose House;
Bowers College of Computing and Information Science - Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Cornell Health; David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement; ILR School

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Co-hosted with: CU Tonight Commission

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