Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

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43rd Annual Celebration

Living Purpose, Promise, and Perseverance Now

Thursday, January 12, 2023 - Friday, January 20, 2023

In 1980, a graduate student at MSU founded the Committee Commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (ccMLKJr). It was that year, when the first program to commemorate the civil rights leader took place. In honor of Dr. King, a tree was planted and dedicated near the Student Services Building and a bust mounted in the lobby of the Student Services Building was gifted by the Wonders Hall Black Caucus. The Office for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion began coordinating the MLK activities at MSU in 2000 and was successful in endowing a scholarship program in his name in 2003.

The Planning Committee is planning a broad line-up of activities being coordinated for the University community. Everyone is invited and encouraged to participate. We welcome the broad exchange of ideas and critical conversations that cover a wide spectrum of social justice topics that are important to us all.

Details of events will be added to this web page as they develop. Activities will vary in format. Exciting things are being planned, so check back here frequently to access the event calendar.

ADD YOUR EVENTIf your unit or department is planning an event for this year's celebration, please complete this form to be added to the compiled list of activities for this year. Details about events should be submitted as soon as possible in order to be included in event promotion.