Kenyon will celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with our annual Day of Dialogue on Monday, Jan. 17, from 4 - 5:30 p.m. ET. The program highlights King’s legacy and connects it to current issues that affect the campus and the world.

This year’s virtual keynote speaker, Gretchen Sorin, is the director of the Cooperstown Graduate Program, a distinguished service professor at SUNY Oneonta, and author of several titles exploring race in America. Sorin’s talk "Driving While Black: African Americans and Mobility in American Life" will be based on her similarly-titled book — was recently turned into a major documentary with Ric Burns.

The program will also include a Q&A session with Dr. Sorin and moderated breakout sessions on social activism in culture and politics at the national level and on the campus/local level.

Program Schedule

  • 4 - 4:45 p.m. Introduction by President Sean Decatur and talk by Gretchen Sorin
  • 4:45 - 5 p.m. Q&A moderated by Peter Rutkoff, professor emeritus of American studies
  • 5 - 5:30 p.m. Breakout sessions:
    • National activism panel moderated by Ted Mason and Jonathan Tazewell
    • Campus/local activism panel moderated by Glenn McNair and Peter Rutkoff

Please register here for this free event.

Presented by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, in conjunction with the Faculty Lectureships Committee.