A King in the Queen City

MLK Celebration

Join the University community to celebrate the life, work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the annual MLK Celebration. Please join IEE for the following events:

March and Speak Out

ThinKING of a Better Tomorrow

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

12:00 - 2:00 PM

Starting at Cato Lawn; Ending at the Popp Martin Student Union

This will serve as an opportunity to reflect on the contributions of MLK Jr. We will march throughout campus, starting at Cato Hall and concluding with the Speak Out in the Popp Martin Student Union, where the UNC Charlotte community will share their thoughts on MLK Jr., injustices in our communities, and how it relates to the theme, "ThinKING of a Better Tomorrow".


Timeless Change: The Time was Then, the Time is Now

Formal Program

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Cone Center; McKnight Hall

The program featured keynote speaker Dorothy Counts-Siggens, recognition of campus partners, and a candle lighting ceremony.

Keynote Speaker
Dorothy Counts-Siggens

One of the first black students admitted to the Harry Harding High School in Charlotte, NC


MLK Day of Service

Friday, January 25, 2019

Lunch from 12:00 - 12:30 PM
Service Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Popp Martin Student Union Rotunda

Honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by serving the Charlotte community.  Please consider signing up for one of the following:

Please contact Sean Langley, Assistant Director for Leadership and Community Engagement, at slangley@uncc.edu for more information on volunteering for MLK Day of Service.