As a way to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Alfred State College’s Center for Intercultural Unity will host MLK Dream Week from Jan. 21-25.
The week will include a series of events that pay tribute to Dr. King’s memory, and the beliefs and principles for which he stood. All events are free and open to the public.
“We are honored to host a week of events that celebrates the legacy Dr. King left this country,” said Nikkie Herman, chief diversity officer and Title IX coordinator for the Center for Intercultural Unity. “Now, more than ever, is a time to focus on dreams, service, and kindness, and that we all have something wonderful to offer our campus and community; what great things to focus on as we start a new semester! Special thanks to the newest addition to The Center for Intercultural Unity, OJ Shepard, for all his hard work to make this week come together.”
The schedule of events for MLK Dream Week is as follows:
- Dream board making from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22 in the Student Leadership Center (SLC) Lounge and Print Center. Participants will be able to create visuals for themselves as a reminder of what dreaming means to them.
- Screening of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech at noon Wednesday, Jan. 23 in the SLC Park Space.
- Laser tag with a twist at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 in the Orvis Activities Center gymnasium. Divided into teams of four, participants will play classic games of laser tag. However, they will “have to see the game through a different lens,” according to event organizers.
- Peace pledge signing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 in the SLC Park Space. Attendees will have the opportunity to sign a banner to signify their pledge to promote peace throughout the Alfred community.
For more information, contact The Center for Intercultural Unity at 607-587-4076.