SUNY To Sponsor Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Activities Statewide

January 17, 2014

Albany — The State University of New York will again this year co-host New York's annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observance, Remember! Celebrate! Act!, which will feature SUNY Brockport's Sankofa African Dance and Drum Ensemble.

The observance is OPEN PRESS and will be held as follows:

Date:            Monday, Jan. 20
Time:           10 – 11:30 a.m.
Location:      Empire State Plaza Convention Center
                    Albany, NY

Additionally, SUNY is partnering with the Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Office of General Services, and New York State Commission on National and Community Service to help facilitate and deepen community engagement and volunteerism for SUNY students, faculty, staff, alumni, and retirees across New York, co-hosting multiple volunteer projects that will occur simultaneously in each region across the state.

About the State University of New York
The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States, and more than 95 percent of all New Yorkers live within 30 miles of any one of SUNY’s 64 colleges and universities. Across the system, SUNY has four academic health centers, five hospitals, four medical schools, two dental schools, a law school, the country’s oldest school of maritime, the state’s only college of optometry, and manages one US Department of Energy National Laboratory. In total, SUNY serves about 1.4 million students amongst its entire portfolio of credit- and non-credit-bearing courses and programs, continuing education, and community outreach programs. SUNY oversees nearly a quarter of academic research in New York. Research expenditures system-wide are nearly $1.1 billion in fiscal year 2023, including significant contributions from students and faculty. There are more than three million SUNY alumni worldwide, and one in three New Yorkers with a college degree is a SUNY alum. To learn more about how SUNY creates opportunities, visit

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