About the Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebrates the history, spirit and life of one of America's greatest champions of social justice and equality. Each year we honor the work of Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy of loving and serving humanity.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Case Western Reserve University includes the MLK Convocation, which features the celebration's keynote address, along with a variety of other events. Programs are organized and presented by Case Western Reserve University schools, departments and student organizations, aiming to remember King's mission and inspire all members of our community to keep his dream alive. Past events have included art exhibitions, speeches, lunches, panel discussions, performances, plays and films.

Events throughout University Circle

Click here for information on how museums and institutions throughout the University Circle neighborhood are honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.  

MLK Convocation Keynote Address 

Friday, January 19, 2024, 12:45 p.m.  

This year's keynote speaker will be Media Personality and Political Analyst, Tiffany Cross. This event is free and open to the campus community and general public but registration is recommended. The MLK Convocation Keynote Address is presented by the Office of the President; Donor Relations and Events; and the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Engagement

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The  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation featuring Tiffany Cross. The event is proceeding as normal and will begin at 12:45 p.m. in the Tinkham Veale University Center, Kelvin & Eleanor Smith Foundation Grand Ballroom. However, we understand that due to the weather conditions, some may choose not to attend. For those guests, we will share a recorded version following the event at a later date. 


For those who still plan to join us on campus, please allow enough time for safe travel. As a reminder, parking is available in the Campus Center Parking Lot 29, 11172 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106.


A dessert reception will follow the keynote address