Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Celebrating MLK Present, Past and Future

Journey of a King

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the world’s dynamic leaders in the 20th Century whose words and actions through non-violent means help shape our nation’s conscience in an effort to create a more just society for all. Please join us as we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day through sight, sound and self expression, peering through the lenses of the Dr. King’s historical past, his impactful messages that remain relative in the present and lastly how his thoughts and words can everlastingly inform our future in a positively sustainable way.

Join us as we travel through the timeless “Journey of a King” in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.


A commemorative speech by SUNY System Administration’s Senior Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives and Chief Diversity Officer, and SUNY Cobleskill’s President Dr. Marion Terenzio

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Day of Service” Resources

We invite you to submit your own creative content, sharing what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his teachings mean to you. You can submit video, audio, photos, artwork or written content. We will include appropriate and relevant content in a showcase on February 18th. Please include your full name with each submission.


SUNY Cobleskill Area Foodbanks and Pantries Online Drive


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Virtual Tour (Washington D.C.)


Greg Neri

Celebrating the future of MLK message at SUNY Cobleskill on February 18, 2021

Keynote Speaker Greg Neri “How to change the Narrative: the Power of using your Voice” 
February 18, 2021

G. Neri is the Coretta Scott King honor-winning author of Yummy: the Last Days of a Southside Shorty and the recipient of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award for his free-verse novella, Chess Rumble. His books have been translated into multiple languages in over 25 countries. They include Tru & Nelle, Grand Theft Horse, and Ghetto Cowboy, which was made into the upcoming movie, Concrete Cowboy, starring Idris Elba. In 2017, he was awarded the first of two National Science Foundation grants that sent him to Antarctica. Prior to becoming a writer, Neri was a filmmaker, an animator/illustrator, a digital media producer, and one of the creators of The Truth anti-smoking campaign. He is currently co-chair of the Antarctic Artists and Writers Collective and writes full-time while living on the Gulf Coast of Florida with his wife and daughter.

Campus Forums on How MLK Inspires Us to Make a Better Future at SUNY Cobleskill

Pick one session and register to participate

Topic: “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward. “ – Address at Spelman College on 10 April 1960 

When: Feb 18, 2021 5:00 PM

Moderated by: Dr Tara Winter and Dr. Kathleen Gillespie


Topic: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly” – Letter from Birmingham, Alabama jail, April 16, 1963. 

When: Feb 18, 2021 5:00 PM

Moderated by: Lynn Berger and Doug MacLeod

Topic: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that. “ – Strength to Love, 1963. 

When: Feb 18, 2021 5:00 PM

Moderated by: Dr. Gail Wentworth and Dr. Carol Morris


Topic: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” – Montgomery, Alabama in 1957 

When: Feb 18, 2021 5:00 PM

Moderated by: Abbey Perkins and Matthew Barney

Topic: “We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice” – Washington National Cathedral, March 31, 1968 

When: Feb 18, 2021 5:00 PM

Moderated by: Micheal Lee-Edwards and Derwin Bennett