main navigation
my pace

Faculty & Staff

back to Faculty & Staff

Commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

News Story

The Office of Multicultural Affairs is proud to host the 19th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration in Westchester on Friday, February 15, and in New York City on Tuesday, March 5.

Westchester

You’re invited to attend the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs’ 19th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration featuring keynote speaker Gyasi Ross, who is an author, speaker, and storyteller. Ross comes from the Blackfeet Nation and resides on the Port Madison Indian Reservation near Seattle. He is an in demand speaker on race, social justice, and white privilege, as well as issues specifically affecting contemporary Native Americans.

Ross is the author of Don’t Know Much About Indians (but I wrote a book about us anyways) and How to Say I Love You in Indian. Ross writes for Deadspin, HuffPost, and Indian Country Today, and has a spoken word/hip hop CD titled “Isskootsik (Before Here was Here)” on Cabin Games Records.

Brunch will be served, and a Q&A session will immediately follow the address.

Friday, February 15, 2019
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Gottesman Room
PLV Campus

To RSVP, please email the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs.


New York City

The Office of Multicultural Affairs will be hosting the 19th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration featuring a conversation with Cornel West, PhD, and Robin Steinberg, Esq. A celebrated author and professor, West has written a number of highly influential books, including Race Matters, and is considered one of the foremost thought leaders on race and class in America. Steinberg is the CEO of the Bail Project, a national nonprofit organization that pays bail for individuals in need, with the aim of reuniting families and restoring the presumption of innocence.

The duo will be in conversation, as they discuss the theme of Liberation. The conversation will be moderated by Lubin Director of Media Relations and External Communications Tamara Kelly. 

The event is free and open to the public, but the event will feature a donation box and books for sale. All proceeds will go to the Bail Project. 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Schimmel Center
NYC Campus