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Dr. Ysaye Maria Barnwell, '67, '68 for Geneseo's 2018 King Commemoration

Geneseo’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration and Alumni Relations present Dr. Ysaye Maria Barnwell in two events.

Watch here for short (1 min.) video from Barnwell's last Community Sing at Geneseo.

A Collision of Worldviews:
 An interview with Dr. Ysaye Maria Barnwell '67 MS '68
,  PhD, MSPH by Emilye Crosby

Monday 26 February 2018 | 6:00pm, in the MacVittie College Union Ballroom

Internationally known singer and composer Dr. Barnwell will be interviewed
 by Emilye Crosby, professor of history and coordinator of Black Studies as part of the Alumni Achieve series.

Performances by the Chamber Singers and Gospel Choir. 
Reception to follow.


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Community Sing

Led by Dr. Ysaye Maria Barnwell '67 MS '68, MSPH, PhD

Tuesday 27 February 2018 | 6:00pm, in the MacVittie College Union Ballroom


Dr. Barnwell will lead a Community Sing that welcomes everyone -- novices, experts, and even non-singers. Drawing on African and African American cultures, Dr. Barnwell utilizes the "oral tradition" to bring everyone into the singing and community. Reception to follow.

Follow the link for a preview from Dr. Barnwell's last visit to Geneseo.

These events are sponsored by the Black Studies Program, the Department of History, the Office of Alumni Relations, the Office of Multicultural Programs and Services, the Teaching Learning Center, the Institute for Community Well Being, the Black Student Union (BSU) and the Office of the Provost.

Geneseo's Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration honors and acknowledges the individual contributions of Dr. King and the expansive movement for social justice that he was part of and which continues today.

Register here.