MLK Week Calendar 2021

January 25-29

MLK Week 2021

Speak Out Against all Forms of Injustice
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Ruby Bridges speaking at University of Nebraska

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is proud to present a week-long celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Events are designed to facilitate both reflection and action toward a better appreciation of and respect for the dignity of every person. While each of us has the power to make a difference ourselves, we can make the biggest impact when we work together. All are invited to join this year’s week-long celebration.

“Continue to speak out against all forms of injustice to yourselves and others, and you will set a mighty example for your children and for future generations.”

Dr. Bernice A. King,
CEO of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change

Save the Date - Commemorative Celebration

In honor of the renowned civil rights leader and our commitment to equity and social justice, we invite you to virtually attend the MLK Commemorative Celebration on Thursday, January 28, featuring Dr. Bernice A. King. Daughter of the Reverend Dr. Martin King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, Dr. King is a global thought leader, orator, peace advocate, and Chief Executive Officer of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center). This year’s program will also feature the awarding of the annual Chancellor’s Fulfilling the Dream Award. We hope you will join us on this day and encourage you to invite others.

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Are you hosting an event that falls during our MLK week celebration? We would love to feature it on our MLK events calendar. Please fill out the form so we can get it added and check back for other events you can encourage your audience to attend!

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Mentoring and MLK Jr. News Conference

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and community members discuss plans for observing the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday and ways to be of service to others.

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Fulfilling The Dream Award

The Chancellor's Fulfilling the Dream Award was established in 1997 to honor individuals who have contributed to the university community or the wider Lincoln community by their exemplary action in promoting the goals and vision of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The awards are presented each January during ceremonies at the university's celebration of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Join us as we celebrate this year’s award recipient at the MLK Commemorative Celebration on January 28.

MLK Committee Members

The MLK Week planning committee is a cross-campus collaboration of individuals and units seeking to serve our community by commemorating the legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We appreciate the contribution or each person and the commitment to social justice and inclusive excellence at Nebraska.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Abhi Shome
*Jerri Harner
*Dr. Nkenge Friday

Alexis Jones- APU
Chau Nguyen- ASU
Da'Von George- BSU
Christina Kirk- Carson School of Theatre and Film
Catherine Wilson- Chancellor’s Commission on the Status of People of Color
*Jody Wood- Institutional Equity and Compliance
Dr. Dawne Curry- Institute on Ethnic Studies
Dr. Jane Schiermeyer- Lied Center
Dalilah Valdez- MASA
Andre Tharp- NPHC
Karen Wills- University Program Council
Luta Menard- UNITE

*Sub-Committee Chair

OASIS

*Charlie Foster
German Avila

Contact us with questions

mlkweek@unl.edu