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    Dartmouth MLK Celebration

    Thursday, January 13, 2022
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Year of Connection: Uniting for Equity

In the spirit of A Year of Connection and in response to what you, our alumni, told us you wanted to see from Dartmouth, we’re presenting a multi-event, campus-wide celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This is a unique opportunity for our global alumni family to join with the full Dartmouth community—virtually—in the celebration of Dr. King’s life. Please join us for a celebration of Dr. King’s message of hope and call to action. There are many different programs and opportunities to reflect and celebrate, noted below. We hope you will join us for some or all of them.

Through the course of 2022, we will bring you more programs during heritage months that recognize and celebrate the histories, experiences, and contributions of the many cultures and groups that make up our alumni body. Stay tuned!

Yours for Dartmouth,
Cheryl Bascomb ’82
Vice President for Alumni Relations


2022 MLK Celebration Event Highlights


16th Annual Geisel MLK Health Equity Celebration

Fri, Jan 14 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST
In celebrating best practices and listening to community leaders, we can reimagine a future of healing.
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Fixing What We Face: How Racial Justice Can Save Our Democracy

Tue, Jan 18 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST
The Rockefeller Center hosts Maya Wiley '86, NBC & MSNBC legal analyst and former NYC mayoral candidate, as part of Dartmouth's Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.
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2022 Virtual MLK Celebration Keynote with Dr. Robert S. Harvey

Wed, Jan 19 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST
Join us for the annual MLK Celebration keynote address. Dr Robert Harvey is an educator, author, minister and community connector.
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tucker.pngGreat Issues, New Perspectives: Rethinking Health Care Delivery

Thu, Jan 20 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST
Leader in public health and Trustee Emeritus John Rich ’80 talks with Director of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice Amber E. Barnato about new models of healthcare delivery, mental health, systemic bias and access issues in public health.
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study_race.pngUrban Bush Women Legacy + Lineage + Liberation

Fri, Jan 21 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM EST
The women-led group celebrates 35+ years of bringing untold and under-told stories to light through dance.
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Hop Film Event: The First Wave with director Matthew Heineman '05

Sat, Jan 29 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST
Matthew Heineman '05 (Cartel Land) presents the story of three frontline workers in this intimate and emotional look at the early days of the pandemic.
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Racial Equality and Social Justice Resource Hub

On May 25, 2020, the world watched in devastation at George Floyd’s death at the hands of police. It was a polarizing event for our country and Dartmouth, one that spurred a national movement to bring change and end racial injustice and inequality at all levels of our society. 

The Racial Equality and Social Justice resource hub--a curated space for alumni of Dartmouth-related resources related to equity, diversity, and inclusion--helps to provide understanding and inspiration for action that has the potential for lasting impact. 

Please share the hub with others. It is a dynamic space that alumni may engage with often, and it will be updated with additional resources from the College and our alumni communities as they become available. 

Special thanks to the volunteers who provided feedback on the hub in its early stages.