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The Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Commemoration – featuring Mitchell S. Jackson 

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Sage Chapel
Central Campus

The Other America II
Jackson's keynote address, "The Other America II” builds off King’s 1967 speech, “The Other America.”


This annual commemoration event brings the Cornell campus and Ithaca communities together through a series of events centered on the service, activism, and legacy of Dr. King.

This year’s keynote speaker is award-winning author and filmmaker of "The Residue Years" and a prominent advocate for criminal justice reform, Mitchell S. Jackson. He is a faculty member at New York University, in addition to being a fellow with TED, the Lannan Foundation, and the BreadLoaf Conference.

Free, open to the public, accessible.

RSVP encouraged:

Bring your book to be signed by the author.


Co-sponsored by: Office of Academic Initiatives (OADI), Cornell United Religious Work (CURW), Latina/o Studies Program (LSP), Cornell Prison Education Program (CPEP), Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC), Multicultural Resource Center (MRC), Student and Campus Life (SCL)

Event Type

Address, Author Appearance, Ceremony/Observance, Cultural, Dance (Performance), Lecture, Music, Special Event, Community Forum


Cornell United Religious Work, Latino Studies Program, Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives (OADI), Diversity, Student and Campus Life


LSPCAL, artscal, OADI, cascal, casfeatured




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Rochelle Jackson-Smarr

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Mitchell S. Jackson

Speaker Affiliation

New York University

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Keshin Visahan

Keshin Visahan left a review 1/23/2018

THe speaker had a great message but it took him some time to really get into his story and I wish he had spoke more about a solution. Overall, it definitely got me thinking.

Massimiliano Festuccia

Massimiliano Festuccia left a positive review 1/23/2018

I really liked how I could hear more about racial issues from one of those lived it by firsthand experience.
I think that, especially nowdays, there's a great need to tackle this topics directlyu talking about that.