MLK 2010

Keynote Speaker

Hollis Watkins

President of Southern Echo, Inc

Keynote Speaker

Dramatic Reading

Geneseo English Faculty:

Celebrating Black Authors

Dramatic Reading

Art Exhibit

Souls of Black Genius:

Images of Sound and Vision.

Art Exhibit

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.

Readings by Geneseo Faculty:

Graham Drake: Derek Walcott

   Kristin Gentry: Ntozake Shange

   Beth McCoy: Jamaica Kincaid

   Tom Greenfield: August Wilson

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.

Keynote: March 4, 2010, College Union Ballroom

Student Activism Workshop: March 3, 2010, Jones Hall

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

Opening Reception:

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

featuring the Geneseo Jazz Combo