Martin Luther King Day Celebration

Time: January 19, 2009 - 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: University Center


Carnegie Mellon celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day with an afternoon full of programs and activities at the University Center. Classes after 12:30 p.m. that day are canceled to allow all members of the university community to attend and participate in the programming. The schedule includes:

Noon: Community Collage and Choral Tribute to Dr. King
12:30 p.m.: State of Diversity Address by President Jared L. Cohon
1:30 p.m.: Presentation of the Martin Luther King Jr. Writing Awards
2 p.m.: Children's Programs with Holden Puppets
2:30 p.m.: Community Conversation/Panel Discussion
4:30 p.m.: Candlelight Vigil
5 p.m.: Keynote Address by renowned scholar Michael Eric Dyson

Dyson, an author, professor and ordained Baptist minister, will speak on "King, Obama and The American Dream."