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Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

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. Due to the popularity of the book and film, Hidden Figures, there has been an unprecedented level of interest in this event.

Online registration was used to gauge interest in the event and does not guarantee a seat in the Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom. There are no tickets for this event, it is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come first-serve, and admission is not guaranteed. Ballroom doors open at 11:45 a.m.

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 AuditoriumOnce the main venue is at capacity, guests will be redirected to these other locations to enjoy the program.

Per the university's agreement with Ms. Shetterly's agency, the closed-circuit, live broadcast of the event is limited to these designated campus locations. The program may not be recorded and will not be shared at a later time. 

The event will be followed by a reception and book signing, which will conclude at 2:30 p.m. 


Margot Lee Shetterly

Bestselling author, Margot Lee Shetterly, whose book Hidden Figures will be the subject of a major motion film to be released this winter, will deliver the keynote address at the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation.