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    Dartmouth MLK Celebration

    Monday, January 15, 2024
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Dialogue Across Difference

The impact of King’s legacy on democracy

As we approach Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, we hope you’ll join with the Dartmouth community as the campus commemorates Dr. King’s life and legacy.

In the past, we’ve been fortunate enough to bring you events hosted by the Rockefeller Center, the Hopkins Center for the Performing Arts, Student Affairs, and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity. This year is no different, with a robust series of upcoming programs focusing on the theme: “Dialogue Across Difference: The impact of King’s legacy on democracy.”

Enjoy the programs!
Cheryl Bascomb ’82
Vice President for Alumni Relations


2024 MLK Celebration Event Highlights


Kristina Wong for Public Office

Friday, Jan. 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 14 at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Theater on Currier, Hopkins Center for the Arts

From her solo theater shows to the local neighborhood council, Wong hilariously explores the similarities between performance art and politics. 

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"I am the Dream: The Past, Present, and Future" Awards Luncheon

Monday, Jan. 15 at 11 a.m.
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Auditorium E&F

Join the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement in celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a campus awards luncheon and featured keynote by Barbara Ross-Lee, DO., FACOFP, the first Black woman to serve as the dean of a medical school and now the inaugural president of Maryland College of Osteopathic Medicine at Morgan State University. She is also known as the sister of acclaimed singer Diana Ross.

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Osage Nation Leaders & Artists in Conversation: Perspectives on the landmark film Killers of the Flower Moon

Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 11 a.m.
Arthur Irving Institute Atrium

Five guests from the Osage Nation share their experience in shaping the film and the impact they hope it will have. 

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Advancing Democracy through Dialogue: An Evening with Professor Melvin Rodgers

Monday, Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Cook Auditorium and Virtual

Join us for an in-depth lecture with Professor Melvin Rogers, professor of political science and associate director of the Center for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Brown University. Introductory remarks will be given by Senior Vice President and Senior Diversity Officer Shontay Delalue. 

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Martin Luther King Jr. Multifaith Celebration

Thursday, Jan. 25 at 5 p.m.
Rollins Chapel

This multifaith service centers the voices of students from diverse religious and secular worldviews as they share what Dr. King’s legacy means to them. The Dartmouth College Gospel Choir will also perform several of its songs.

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Saturday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m.
Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center

Colman Domingo gives an electric performance as the unsung civil-rights firebrand Bayard Rustin in a film that's at once urgent, rousing and alive. Discussion follows.

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Hip Hop at 50

Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 5 p.m.
Dartmouth 105

Grammy-nominated poet, writer, and activist Kevin Powell will give a talk on Hip Hop at 50. Powell is the author of 16 books, including Grocery Shopping with my Mother, The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy's Journey Into Manhood, When we Free the World, and The Kevin Powell Reader: Essential Writings and Conversations. Powell will sign copies of The Kevin Powell Reader after the talk.

Free and open to the public. Food will be served. Hip Hop music will be played.

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.