Celebrate the Dream
Each year, Case Western Reserve University honors Martin Luther King, Jr.—the holiday, the man and the legacy—with a celebration that includes a range of activities including workshops, films, panel discussions and acclaimed speakers. All members of the university and the community at large are invited to observe King's holiday and recognize his commitment to social justice and global peace. This year's theme is "Hope in Solidarity."
Learn more about the celebration events >
Margot Lee Shetterly, writer, researcher, and entrepreneur, headlines the 2017 MLK Convocation on Friday, February 3 at 12:30 p.m. in the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Ballroom at the Tinkham Veale University Center on the campus of Case Western Reserve University. Limited self-parking is available in Lot S-29 (Campus Center Parking Garage) and in Lot 84. Hourly rates apply. Click here for campus parking map.
Shetterly's book will be available for sale. Her talk will be followed by a reception and book signing.
Thank you for your interest in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation featuring Margot Lee Shetterly scheduled for Friday, February 3, 2017. Due to the popularity of the book and film, Hidden Figures, there has been an unprecedented level of interest in this event. To facilitate a more pleasant experience on your arrival to campus, please review the following information.
This event is free and open to the public, no tickets have been issued. Seating is first-come first-serve, and admission is not guaranteed. Online registration was used to as a tool to gauge interest and does not guarantee a seat in the main venue. Doors to the Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom will open at 11:45 a.m., guests may arrive earlier to get in line.
Because of the overwhelming response to this program, we have arranged two additional campus venues where the program may be viewed in its entirety – Thwing Ballroom and Wolstein Research Building Auditorium. Once the main venue is at capacity, guests will be directed to other campus locations to enjoy the program. Or, you are welcome to report directly to one of these alternate locations for seating.
Introductory remarks by university leadership will begin at 12:30 p.m., and the keynote address by Ms. Shetterly will begin shortly thereafter. The event will be followed by a reception and book signing, which will conclude promptly at 2:30 p.m.
Per the university's agreement with Ms. Shetterly's agency, the closed-circuit, live broadcast of the event is limited to the aforementioned campus locations. The program may not be recorded and will not be shared at a later time. For additional information about Ms. Shetterly’s public speaking schedule, visit her website.
The Tinkham Veale University Center is located at 11038 Bellflower Road on the campus of Case Western Reserve University. Limited self-parking is available in Lot S-29 (Campus Center Parking Garage) and in Lot 84. The special event parking rate for those lots is $7.00. Standard parking rates apply in other lots. Click here for campus parking map.
Limited copies of Hidden Figures will be available for sale outside of the Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom. The book is available in hardcover ($27.99) and in paperback ($15.99). A young reader’s edition is also available in hardcover ($16.99) and in paperback ($7.99).
Again, our thanks for your interest in this timely program. We appreciate your support.