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 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 "Celebration Events" tab above will be populated as 2018 events are confirmed.
Call for Proposals
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee is now accepting funding requests for programming in honor of the 2018 MLK Celebration. The 2018 celebration theme is "The Struggle Continues: The King Legacy and Fight for Justice in Education." Funding proposals must be submitted by December 18, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Full details are available in OrgSync: https://orgsync.com/90096/forms/294806.
In 1963 King joined more than 300,000 people in the March on Washington, the political rally where he delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech.
Check back for additional events coming soon.
Saturday, January 13, 2018 @ 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sustained Dialogue Training
Location: Thwing Center
The training session will provide information about the program and provide tools for effectively moderating a Sustained Dialogue group. It is mandatory for anyone who wants to serve as a moderator for the CWRU Sustained Dialogue Program this fall but has not attended a previous training.
Open to the entire CWRU Campus Community. Online registration required.
Sponsored by the Sustained Dialogue Advisory Committee.
Contact: John Killings, email@example.com, 216.368.2904
Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 12:45 p.m.
MLK Convocation featuring Nikole Hannah-Jones
Location: Tinkham Veale University Center, Kelvin & Eleanor Smith Foundation Grand Ballroom
Nikole Hannah-Jones is a National Magazine Award-winning journalist and 2017 MacArthur Fellow, writing on modern day civil rights for The New York Times Magazine. Her widely read articles on segregated housing and schools, as well as her deeply personal reports on the black experience in America, expose how racial inequality is maintained through official policy. They also offer a compelling case for greater equity.
The event will be followed by a light reception. Free and open to all. Online registration requested: case.edu/events/mlk/
Sponsored by the President’s Office, the Office of Donor Relations and University Events and the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity.