Greater Scranton MLK Commission

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ALL Humanity

 

The GSMLKC theme for 2020 is ALL Humanity, taken form Dr. King's quote : “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” Dr. King's desire and mission to enlighten individuals about the rewards of selflessness and service to the community was at the core of his message and social justice work.

FALL 2020 EVENTS

Nationwide protests in the wake of the killings of George Floyd and other Black people have brought renewed attention to longstanding issues of racism and social justice. Talking about race can be difficult, but with curiosity, knowledge, and empathy, it is possible to come together as a community to listen, learn, and work for change.

TALKING ABOUT RACISM: A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION SERIES

This series is a project of the Greater Scranton Martin Luther King Commission in collaboration with: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Johnson College, Lackawanna College, Marywood University, Penn State Scranton, and The University of Scranton. These recorded sessions are available to the public to continue these important conversations. Click on the links below to access the video recordings of the presentations. Full inforamtion including speaker bios and follow up materials may be foind at https://www.scranton.edu/about/community-relations/talking-about-racism.shtml.
  • OCTOBER 1•DEFINING AND IDENTIFYING RACISM
    • Arthur Breese, Director of Diversity, Geisinger
    • Teresa Grettano, PhD, Associate Professor of English/Theatre, The University of Scranton
    • Moderator: Cathy Ann Hardaway, President, Greater Scranton MLK Commission
    • PowerPoint Presentation
    • Video Recording
  • OCTOBER 8•UNDERSTANDING WHITE PRIVILEGE AND ALLYSHIP
    • Leon John, PhD, Director of Alumni Engagement, East Stroudsburg University
    • Jessica Nolan, PhD, Professor of Psychology, The University of Scranton
    • Moderator: Ida Castro, JD, MLK Commission, GCSOM
    • PowerPoint Presentation
    • Video Recording
  • OCTOBER 15•DISCUSSING BLACK LIVES MATTER
    • Glynis Johns, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Black Scranton Project
    • Yerodin Lucas, PhD, Interim Director Office of Equity & Inclusion and Title IX Coordinator, Marywood University
    • Moderator: Lia Richards Palmiter, PhD, MLK Commission, Marywood University
    • PowerPoint Presentation
    • Video Recording
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