2021 Celebration

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 presented a week-long celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Events were 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.

“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

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.

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


*Charlie Foster
German Avila

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