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Fribolin Fest 2017 is Friday, May 5 and honors Keuka College's Crusaders for Social Justice.


1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Dahlstrom D-46

Food truck, lawn games, caricatures, air brush tattoos, and hands-on, creative projects hosted by students.

3 p.m.

Phillips Lounge

Poetry Slam/Spoken Word Performance

3:30 - 4:15 p.m.

Lightner Library

Two of the most transformational moments in Keuka College history are Eleanor Roosevelt’s 1938 visit to campus and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s address to the graduating class of 1963. Join us for a reception and unveiling of a special commemoration to these social justice crusaders crafted by Professor Emeritus of Art Dr. Dexter Benedict. Made possible by the generosity of Don and Christine Wertman.

4:15 - 6:20 p.m.

Hegeman 109

Eboo Patel has shared his advice and thinking with President Barack Obama, Pope Francis, the Dalai Lama, and countless others. Now it’s your chance for an unfiltered, off-the-cuff conversation with him about religion, identity, pluralism, and justice.

  • Students: 4:15 - 5:15 p.m.
  • Faculty, Staff, and Guests: 5:20 - 6:20 p.m.

6:30 p.m.

Norton Chapel

The 29th Annual Carl & Fanny Fribolin Lecture

“Sacred Ground: Pluralism, Prejudice, and the Promise of America”

Prejudice is a challenge to the very idea of America, but time and again, the forces of pluralism have defeated the evils of prejudice. How can the next generation rise up and confront the challenges of our era? Join us to find out.

Eboo Patel serves as founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, a global movement that empowers American college students to become interfaith leaders seeking to create and support cooperation across their campuses.

As an American Muslim navigating a religiously diverse social landscape, Patel has worked for more than 15 years with governments, social sector organizations, and universities to help make interfaith cooperation a social norm. He penned three books on the topic, including Sacred Ground: Pluralism, Prejudice, and the Promise of America. Patel writes a blog on religion, “The Faith Divide,” for the Washington Post, and has also written for the Chicago Tribune, the Sunday Times of India, and NPR.

Named by Islamica Magazine as one of 10 young visionaries shaping Islam in America, and chosen by Harvard’s Kennedy School Review as one of five future policy leaders to watch, Patel has spoken at the TED Conference, the Clinton Global Initiative, the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, and at universities around the world. A Rhodes scholar, Patel holds a doctorate from Oxford University.

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Can't make it to the Fribolin Lecture? We'll be streaming it live on the Keuka College Facebook page.

8 p.m.

Geiser Dining Commons

Celebrate diversity at Keuka College with complimentary food and drinks, live music, and much more.

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