Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration (MLK Celebration) is coordinated by United Black Students (UBS) and is chaired by the first Vice President of UBS. The committee is representative of the campus community and all are welcome to participate in any of the events commemorate the life of Dr. King.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is observed on the third Monday of January each year. It is one of three United States federal holidays to commemorate an individual person. Dr. King is remembered as an important historical figure in the civil rights movement which protested racial discrimination. The King Holiday was signed into law in 1983 and for the first time in 2000 was officially observed in all 50 states.

MLK Week 2023 | Schedule of Events 

Event Title
Virtual Giveaway | What does MLK Mean to You?
January 16
All Day
UBS Social Media
Opening Ceremony
January 17
Lakeside Patio
Discussion on Critical Race Theory
January 18
4 p.m.
Center for Global Black Studies
Black Alumni Networking Hour
January 19
MLK Jr. Movie Screening
January 19
8 p.m. 
Cosford Cinema
Black Friday
January 20
1 p.m.
UBS Suite
Soul Night
January 20
6 p.m.
Service with Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity, Inc.
January 21
UC Canopy
Church Service and Silent March
January 22
Shalala East Ballrooms

Getting Involved During MLK Week

If you are interested in working with United Black Students (UBS) and MSA to assist with planning MLK Week events, please contact MSA at 305-284-2855 or