The 19th Annual Colleges of the Fenway MLK Breakfast for faculty and staff was held on Friday, January 20, 2017. Massachusetts College of Art & Design served as this year’s host, with over 150 people in attendance. Participants enjoyed a morning of networking and connecting with colleagues, while experiencing performances by the COF Jazz Band and COF Chorus. Gamuchirai Dhliwayo, a senior student from MassArt, shared her installation “Open Casket”and Wentworth Institute of Technology student Elliot Nwaobi presented his illustration “Protest: Truth and Power”. President David Nelson provided an inspirational welcome and set an reflective tone to the morning. You can read his full remarks here.

Five COF colleagues, Jeffrey Smith Jr. (Emmanuel), Judith Anderson (MassArt), Paul Notar (MCPHS), Lena Zuckerwise (Simmons), and Leland Clarke (Wheelock) served as the keynotes and shared personal stories and reflections on MLK.

Photos from the event are available here.

A big thank you to this year’s planning committee:
Scott Lerner, Emmanuel College
Genine Levin, MASCO
Claudia Leclair, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Velda McRae-Yates, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Artemisa Pires, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Lorelei Thomas, MCPHS University
Christina Webber, Simmons College
Lisa Smith-McQueenie, Simmons College
Susan Morin, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Michele Crews, Wheelock College
Ray Fahrner,  Colleges of the Fenway
Tasha Baclawski, Colleges of the Fenway