CSC Has Big MLK Day PlannedPosted by John AxtellDate: January 20, 20203 ViewsCHADRON – Chadron State College has a more extensive Martin Luther King Jr Day celebration than usual, in part because of a new state college system policy that dismisses classes for the holiday for the first time.The CSC Social Sciences Club has organized most of the activities over the year and advisor/professor Dr David Nesheim says the focus this year is award-winning hip-hop performer Ali Tomineek.PLAY SOUNDBITEThe 22-year old Tomineek started his music career at age 13 and his first internet video went viral, logging a million hits in a little over a year. Once it reached 5-million views, a Phoenix radio station invited him to perform on the air.Tomineek is a rare family-friendly hip-hop performer who doesn’t use profanity in his concerts. Social Sciences Club member Tony Madrigal says the hope is that the public will turn out and hear a genre of music they might otherwise skip.The MLK Day activities begin at 9:00 AM in the Student Center Bordeaux Room with Nesheim and 2 students talking about how Chadron State has marked the day in the past and how the observance may change in the future.They will be followed at 10:00 by CSC professor Dr Kurt Kinbacher and a talk titled “The Long Journey to Birmingham: The Movement behind MLK’s Jailhouse Letter.”Wrapping up the morning will be the movie “Southside With You”, a 2016 biographical romantic drama telling the story of the first date between Barak and Michelle Obama. It runs from 11-12:30One of the annual high points of MLK Day at Chadron State is the march from downtown to the college. It begin at 1:00 and ends at the Ballroom for Tomineek’s concert.The MLK Day celebration will end after Tomineek’s evening talk with an Open Mic Night at 7:30, also in the Ballroom, sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta.