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 1st 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 Date Time Location
Virtual Giveaway | What does MLK Mean to You? January 16th All Day UBS Social Media
Opening Ceremony January 17th 12:00pm Lakeside Patio
Discussion on Critical Race Theory January 18th 4:00pm Center for Global Black Studies
Black Alumni Networking Hour January 19th 12:00pm Zoom
MLK Jr. Movie Screening January 19th 8:00pm  Cosford Cinema
Black Friday January 20th 1:00pm UBS Suite
Soul Night January 20th 6:00pm Rathskeller
Service with Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity, Inc. January 21st 12:00pm UC Canopy
Church Service & Silent March January 22nd 12:00pm  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