Martin Luther King Jr. Week

MLK Week Calendar 2016

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated.

Monday, January 18, 2016
8:00 am | 21st Annual MLK Youth Rally & March | Nebraska Union Ballroom, UNL City Campus

Action through his passion on what is yet to be done.

This annual event, sponsored by LPS, begins with the pre-rally and "Empowerment" program at the Nebraska Union.  It will continue with the unifying march through downtown Lincoln and culminate with the "Call to Action" program at the Nebraska State Capitol.  See flyer for full details.


Wednesday, January 20, 2016
12:00 p.m. | #Dreamers | Nebraska Union Crib, UNL City Campus

I Have a Dream More Than a March
The #Dreamers of Belmont Elementary School will perform their Martin Luther King, Jr. program.


Thursday, January 21, 2016
3:00 p.m. | Service Learning Project | Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center Lobby, UNL City Campus

Participants will volunteer at various sites around the community in honor of Dr. King's vision for community outreach.  Registration will take place at the MLK Booth in the Nebraska Union from January 13th to January 15th, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.


6:30 p.m. | MLK Award Reception | Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center Unity Room, UNL City Campus

Join us in honoring this year's MLK Fulfilling the Dream Award recipient.  Hot hors d'oeuvres will be served.


7:30 p.m. | Panel Discussion | Nebraska Union Heritage Room, UNL City Campus

Dr. King's Dream in 2016:  Locally, Nationally and Globally

A panel of UNL's faculty, staff and students will discuss what Dr. King's dream means in today's world and how it affects the state, the nation and the world.