Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Headshot image of Khalil Gibran Muhammad

As Harvard Kennedy School Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy, Khalil Gibran Muhammad explains how “bias education”—race education—can help individuals and institutions reconcile the past within the present, and move towards greater equity, together. Muhammad will speak at the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation on January 17. Read more about the speaker.

MLK Celebration Events on Campus

Check out the many ways the university community is honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. The 2020 celebration theme is “North Star: Illuminating the Path to Change.”

Events in University Circle

Many museums and institutions throughout the University Circle neighborhood are honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with special events. 

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. 

The 2020 celebration theme is "North Star: Illuminating the Path to Change."  Funding requests for programming will be accepted through October 25, 2019. See the Campus Groups page for more details and application instructions

2020 MLK Convocation

Khalil Gibran Muhammad, widely known as one of the most influential authorities on racial justice in America, will headline the 2020 MLK Convocation on Friday, January 17 at 12:45 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). Hourly rates apply. View the campus parking map.  

The 2020 MLK Convocation is free and open to the public. Advance registration requested via the form below. No tickets will be issued. Seating is first-come first-serve. Registration is used to help gauge event interest and provide event updates as needed.