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2010 MLK Commemoration

Keynote Speaker: Hollis Watkins, President of Southern Echo, Inc

Hollis Watkins, life-long community organizer for racial and economic justice, was the first Mississippi student to join the 1961 Mississippi Voting Rights Project of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Watkins is Co-founder and President of Southern Echo, Inc., a grass-roots organization fostering positive social change across Mississippi.

Keynote: March 4, 2010, College Union Ballroom

Student Activism Workshop: March 3, 2010, Jones Hall

Keynote Speaker


Dramatic Reading: Geneseo English Faculty Celebrating Black Authors

Readings by Geneseo Faculty:

  • Graham Drake: Derek Walcott
  • Kristin Gentry: Ntozake Shange
  • Beth McCoy: Jamaica Kincaid
  • Tom Greenfield: August Wilson

 February 10, 2010 at 5:00-6:30 
   College Union's Kinetic Gallery

 Dramatic Reading


Art Exhibit: Souls of Black Genius: Images of Sound and Vision.

Anthony Barboza, a native of New Bedford, MA, arrived in New York City in 1963 at the age of 19 with a desire to pursue a career in photography
and a determination to learn art by experience and apprenticeship.

Opening Reception
February 3, 2010 at 5:00-6:30
College Union's Kinetic Gallery

featuring the Geneseo Jazz Combo

Art Exhibit