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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Each January, the Michigan Tech campus community unites to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. The events, first held in 1989, are sponsored by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

Students, staff, faculty, and community members honor King’s work by discussing the relevance of his work in today’s world, attending guest lecture presentations, and—true to King’s spirit—participating in community service opportunities.

2015 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration:

  •  CDI is hosting the 3rd Annual Reading Day at local elementary schools on Monday, January 19.
  • 26th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Banquet is on Monday, January 19 from 6 - 8 PM in the MUB Ballroom.  

    Students, staff, faculty, and community members honor King’s work by attending the annual banquet, which includes guest lecturer Dr. Daymond Glenn, jazz music, and community engagement.  Dr. Glenn is the Vice President for Community Life and Chief Diversity Officer at Warner Pacific College in Portland, Oregon.  Tickets are FREE and are available at the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.  Click here to view the event poster.

  • A Candlelight Vigil following the banquet is scheduled to take place from 8:15 - 8:45 PM in the MUB Ballroom.  Michigan Tech students of various faiths will share readings on peace and non-violence followed by a moment of silence.

Past MLK Week events include:

  • a candlelight vigil and peace march,
  • a blood drive,
  • reciting of the “I Have A Dream” speech on the steps of Michigan Tech’s Memorial Union Building,
  • the MLK Basketball Invitational, and
  • the annual MLK Banquet.