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    Dartmouth MLK Celebration

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021
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Our Commitment to Reflection and Renewal

Welcome to 2021. The world has changed immeasurably in a year and events continue to unfold at a rapid pace.

In the spirit of looking forward and hoping for better days ahead, we’re bringing a gift to you this year, starting with a multi-event, campus-wide celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In this time of all-virtual programs, we offer a unique opportunity for our global alumni family to join with the full Dartmouth community in the celebration of Dr. King’s life. Through the course of 2021, we will bring you more programs during a number of legacy months and days that recognize and celebrate the histories, experiences, and contributions of the many cultures and groups that make up our world and our alumni body. Stay tuned!

Please join us for the celebration of Dr. King’s life, his message of hope, and his call to action. There are many different programs and opportunities to reflect and celebrate.

We hope you will join us for some or all of them.

Cheryl Bascomb ’82
Vice President for Alumni Relations



Race in the Workplace

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 7:30 PM to 8:15 PM EST
Join us for a discussion about ways to promote racial equity in the workplace. Moderated by Ella Smith, Professor of Business Administration at Tuck School of Business.



2021 MLK Celebration Virtual Event Highlights


2021 MLK Celebration Keynote: Dr. Shamell Bell

Mon, Jan 18 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST
A radical embodied dialogue to imagine shared liberation.

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Where Do We Go From Here? : King's Still Unanswered Question

Tue, Jan 19 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
The Rockefeller Center hosts Clayborne Carson, Founding Director of Stanford's King Research and Education Institute.
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2021 MLK Multifaith Celebration

Sun, Jan 24 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
A multifaith service featuring speaker Dr. Tricia Rose, diverse student voices and music by the Dartmouth Gospel Choir followed by a live interactive discussion with Dr. Rose.

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How We Study Race: A Discussion Across Disciplines

Mon, Jan 25 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM EST
A Panel Discussion with Dartmouth professors Kimberly Juanita Brown, Matthew F. Delmont, Deborah K. King, and Eng-Beng Lim. Moderated by Sonu Bedi. 
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Conversations with ChangeMakers: Social Justice Awards

Thu, Jan 28 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST
Panel discussion with 2021 Social Justice Awards honorees.
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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.