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.
2016 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration:
- CDI is hosting the 4th Annual Reading Day at local elementary schools on Monday, January 18.
27th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Banquet is on Monday, January 18 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. William Jones, jazz music, and community engagement. Dr. Jones is a History Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His focus is on the history of the 20th Century United States, with a particular interest in race, class and work. He has written books on African American industrial workers in the Jim Crow South and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963.
Tickets are FREE and are available at the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.
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.