RIT Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. | February 2020
Newsletter February 2020
RIT Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Two campus events in January focus on the life and legacy of the slain civil rights leader
More than 300 people attended Let Freedom Ring at Ingle Auditorium on Monday, January 20th focusing on the theme: “A Call to Conscience.” Keynote speaker and author Nicole Doyley, shared the importance of knowing one’s history.
RIT student speaker Loryn Johnson reminded students, “Our voices matter. Our opinions matter.”
Following the program RIT Catering dished up a diverse menu with items ranging from macaroni and cheese to matzo ball soup in the Fireside Lounge.
Less than a week later RIT’s 38th Annual Expressions of King’s Legacy Celebration was held January 30th.
Close to 500 RIT students, faculty, staff and guests from the Rochester community filled the seats inside Ingle Auditorium to hear Joy-Ann Reid, political analyst, author and host of AM JOY on MSNBC.
The theme: “We are the change we seek.”
The audience also enjoyed excerpts of performances by award winning slam and spoken word poet Javon Johnson and Mzuri Moyo Aimbaye, whose one woman show, “The Fannie Lou Hamer Story: I’m Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired” tells the story of another well respected civil rights leader.