Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

professional photo of Heather McGhee wearing a black blazer and smiling

A Distinguished Senior Fellow at the inequality-focused think tank Demos, Heather McGhee is a public policy expert who designs and promotes solutions to inequality in America. McGhee will speak at the virtual 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation on February 5. Read more about the speaker.

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Use the link below to submit a question for the 2021 MLK Convocation keynote speaker. Due to our limited time, it may not be possible for the speaker to answer all questions received.

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. 

2021 MLK Convocation - Friday, February 5 

Heather McGhee, a public policy expert who designs and promotes solutions to inequality in America, will headline the virtual 2021 MLK Convocation on Friday, February 5 at 12:45 p.m.

The event will be live online, available free of charge to all. Please register to receive the streaming link

The MLK Convocation will be available for the general public to view only during the Feb. 5 livestream. The CWRU community will be able to access the lecture for a limited time afterward using Single Sign-On.

2021 MLK Celebration Activities

The 2021 celebration theme is "Closing the Divide: Building Communities of Support, Belonging, and Togetherness." 

Call for Propsals: See the Campus Groups page for more details and application instructions. Any questions about the process can be directed to John Killings at

Learn more about MLK Celebration events