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HWS Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Hobart and William Smith will join the Geneva community for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March and Memorial Service on Monday, Jan. 20.

Marchers, including HWS President Joyce P. Jacobsen, will meet at the Geneva Public Safety Building, 255 Exchange Street, at 9:30 a.m. All members of the HWS community are encouraged to attend.

A worship service will follow, beginning at 10:15 a.m. at the Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street, featuring speaker Rev. Dr. William Huston Wilkinson from the First Presbyterian Church in Medina, N.Y., and music from the MLK Memorial Choir. The winners of the 2020 MLK Arts and Poetry Contest will also be announced at the service and refreshments will be served.

The Colleges will also recognize Dr. King next month with Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: An Evening of Music, Word and Song,” featuring Connie Fredericks-Malone, managing member of CDF Music Legacy and director of the Carole D. Fredericks Foundation. The celebration, including readings of Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I a Woman” and Coretta Scott King’s “We May Yet Not Only Survive, We May Triumph,” will begin on Wednesday, Feb. 5, with a dinner at 6 p.m. followed by a performance at 7 p.m. in the Vandervort Room.

The sister of musician Taj Mahal and the late Carole Fredericks, Fredericks-Malone has nearly 40 years of experience in the fields of visual and performing arts, communications, arts management and marketing. She has served as executive director of Finger Lakes Arts Grants and Services Inc., the non-profit art services organization based in Geneva, as well as assistant to the director of Higher Education Opportunity Program and Academic Support Center Coordinator for Five Towns College in Half Hollow Hills, Long Island; a graphic artist and designer at Scholastic Inc.; communications associate for JCPenney; and a television writer and producer for KGO-TV in San Francisco.

For more information about the events, contact the Office of Intercultural Affairs at ic@hws.edu or (315) 781-3319.