Campus-wide Breaking Bread dinner Feb. 8

The third community-wide “Breaking Bread” dinner of the 2016-17 academic year will be held Feb. 8, 6-8 p.m. at G10 Biotechnology Building to discuss “Freedom of Speech and Civility on Campus.” Using recent national and global events as a backdrop for this conversation, an open dialogue between Cornell community members will be held.


Military/Veterans Resource Fair May 16

The Cornell University Veterans Colleague Network Group will host a Military/Veterans Resource Fair for the Cornell community and beyond, May 16, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in G10 Biotechnology Building. 

Learn more about your benefits and perks as a veteran or military family member: the following organizations will be present to provide such information and resources as community services, VA benefits, health benefits, training and educational benefits and career opportunities with veterans and/or their family members:

Black Lives Matter community events to commemorate King

Martin Luther King Jr.

“Black Lives Matter” is the theme of a community luncheon and dialogue in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Ithaca, and the founders of the Black Lives Matter movement are coming to Cornell Feb. 3 for the 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture. All events are free and open to the public.

Men of color network reflects on power and purpose

Brandon Senior, Tremayne Waller, Sean Eversley Bradwell, Cassandre Pierre Joseph, Ron Huggins and LT. Justan A Caesar.

Members and allies of the Men of Color and Women of Color Colleague Network groups met at the Robert Purcell Community Center for a networking luncheon May 4 to review accomplishments and to discuss the concepts of purpose and power.

MLK Jr. Day luncheon

A luncheon commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. will be held Jan. 19, beginning at 11:30 a.m., at the Beverly J. Martin Elementary School Gymnasium, 302 W. Buffalo St., Ithaca. The luncheon is free and open to the public.

Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr., actor, director and a founder of Civic Ensemble, will be the guest speaker. Performances will be provided by Honey Child Soul Quintet, Cal Walker and John Simon.

All about Arthur Ashe, tennis champion

Arthur Ashe, the only black man ever to win the singles title at Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Open – and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom – will be the topic of the Cornell’s 2014 Harold Seymour Lecture in Sports History. Award-winning scholar Ray Arsenault will talk on “Shadow Man: The Life and Times of Arthur Ashe,” April 24 at 6 p.m., 165 Statler Hall. The talk is free and open to the public.

Brendon Ayanbadejo: Athlete Ally

Retired Baltimore Raven, Super Bowl XLVII and equal rights champion Brendon Ayanbadejo speaks about Athlete Ally, an organization of athletes, coaches and fans who are committed to making sports inclusive for everyone, March 19, 8 p.m. in the Alice Statler Auditorium, Statler Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Perkins Prize presentation

The 20th Annual James A. Perkins Prize for Interracial Harmony and Understanding will be awarded Mar. 11, 4:30-5:30 p.m., at the Memorial Room, Willard Straight Hall. President David Skorton will speak.

Community events celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.

Known for his work in human rights education and civic engagement, Kirby Edmonds, a Dorothy Cotton Institute senior fellow, will present the keynote address, “How We Can Create a Socially Just Local Economy,” at the city of Ithaca community luncheon, Jan. 20, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at Beverly J. Martin Elementary School. The luncheon recognizes the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr.; is free and open to the community; and features performances by Cal Walker, John Simon and Trece.


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