Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Join the University community to celebrate the life, work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the annual MLK Celebration.  Sponsored by the Multicultural Resource Center, this year's celebration will feature programming throughout the month of January. 

The theme for the 2018 MLK Celebration is From #Hashtag to Action: Actualizing the Dream. The program will feature keynote speaker Bakari Sellers, recognition of campus partners, and a candle lighting ceremony. There will be a community reception immediately following the program in the Lucas Room. 

Schedule of Events

#MLKBeyondTheHashtag | January 10 11am - 2pm
Popp Martin Student Union, Rotunda

Stop by to discuss how you plan to actualize MLK's Dream by moving beyond the hashtag.

#UNCCMLKDayofService January 12
Join in with your Student Organization. Choose the service of your choice and let us know by using #UNCCMLKDayofService.
Interested in volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank/Jamil Niner Food Pantry? Contact Sean Langley, Assistant Director for Off Campus and Volunteer Outreach, slangley@uncc.edu

#BakariSellersJanuary 163:30 pm
Cone University Center, McKnight Hall

Keynote speaker Bakari Sellers biography can be found here.  Free and open to the public.  Reception to follow in the Lucas Room.

#PeaceHaven | January 19 | 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Cone University Center

Join the campus community in recognizing its first dedicated interfaith meditation and reflection space. Remarks at 1:00 pm.

#FromHashtagtoActionJanuary 25 | 6:30 pm
Popp Martin Student Union 340GH

A conversation on the state of the country regarding race relations and how to have discussions around civil discourse.