Join us for our 5th annual Let Freedom Ring Commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

PROGRAM  |  10:30 - 11:30am  |  Ingle Auditorium
Featuring our keynote speaker Thomas Warfield and performances by Gospel Ensemble and Thomas Warfield

LUNCH  |  11:30am - 1:00pm  |  Fireside Lounge

Thomas Warfield is senior lecturer in the Performing Arts Program and the director of dance at National Technical Institute for the Deaf. He is a singer, dancer, educator, activist and a past president of the William Warfield Scholarship Fund. As the nephew of world- renowned classical singer and actor William Warfield, he played an instrumental role, along with RIT, in the recent unveiling of a bronze bust in his uncle’s honor.

Artist Shawn Dunwoody worked with RIT’s College of Art and Design to create the bust and RIT’s Creative Production Team filmed the process. There will be screening of the mini-documentary during Let Freedom Ring.

Warfield earned a BFA from SUNY Purchase and an MFA from the University of Utah in dance ethnology. He has studied at Joffrey Ballet and Dance Theatre of Harlem to name a few, and has performed with dance companies around the world.

Warfield is very active with a variety of Rochester area community groups and causes.

*This event is for the RIT Community*


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Event Snapshot
When and Where
January 17, 2022
10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Room/Location: Ingle Auditorium & Fireside Lounge
Who

This is an RIT Only Event

Interpreter Requested?

Yes

Topics
diversity
student experience