About the Celebration

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.

The "Campus Celebration Events" section below will be populated as events are confirmed. 

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.  

Campus Celebration Events

MLK Convocation Keynote Address 

Friday, January 20, 2023, 12:45 p.m.  

This year's keynote speaker will be New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone. This event is free and open to the campus community and the 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 Inclusion, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity

Note: Kimberly Jones, regretfully, had to cancel due to an unanticipated personal matter.


Additional events will be announced soon.