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Nazareth's Annual Celebration of MLK, Jan. 20

  • Published: January 14, 2014

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Alicia Nestle (585) 389-2457

Nazareth's Annual Celebration of MLK, Jan. 20

Nazareth College holds its annual celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 20, 2014, with a commemoration service in his honor. The commemoration service, a lively celebration of Dr. King’s legacy, will take place on campus from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Golisano Academic Center Linehan Chapel. This ceremony is free and open to the public. Undergraduate and graduate classes are suspended – and all administrative offices are closed – during this period so the campus community can gather together for this special event. A lunch reception will follow in Sorelle’s. For more information, contact the Center for Spirituality at (585) 389-2303. Nazareth College is located at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, N.Y. 14618.

In the evening, the Institute for Pluralism will screen the movie, Lee Daniel’s The Butler, at the Arts Center (A-14) from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. The movie will be followed by a brief discussion of how it is connected to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision of social justice.

The Nazareth College community will also be taking part in the Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Service on Saturday, January 18, 2014 and Friday, January 24, 2014. Collaborating with other colleges and universities in the area, students will be serving the community at various sites throughout the city of Rochester. Contact Adam Lewandowski at for opportunities to volunteer.

Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Join students, faculty and staff from Nazareth, the University of Rochester, and Roberts Wesleyan College in serving the community in honor of Dr. King. In collaboration with Rochester Cares, we will be working in Rochester on several community projects. These projects will include community cleanup, recycling, supporting education, and working with seniors through Episcopal Senior Life Communities.

Friday, January 24, 2014 from 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Nazareth will invite elementary students from Rochester schools to campus for storytelling and group dialogue about Dr. King and his passions; justice, community, equality and education.

Nazareth College will provide transportation for students who wish to participate in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Community Worship Celebration at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre at 8:45 a.m. on January 20. Students may be excused from class in order to participate and will be expected to notify faculty in advance of their intended absence. For transportation, please contact the Center for Spirituality at 585-389-2303.

Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.

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