Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Activities

Time: January 18, 2010 - 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: University Center, Carnegie Mellon University


All members of the university and surrounding community are invited and encouraged to participate in the variety of programs and events intended to stimulate discussion and reflection about the contributions of Dr. King. All activities will take place in the University Center.

In recognition of Dr. King and to foster engagement from all sectors of the campus community, the university will--as it has for several years--cancel classes scheduled after 12:30 p.m. on January 18. In addition to the keynote address and candlelight vigil, which began in 1991, the program has expanded over the years to include a series of discussions, films, service projects, children's programs and exhibits.

Programs planned for Monday, January 18 include the following:

12:00 p.m. Community collage and choral tribute to Dr. King

12:30 p.m. State of Diversity address by Dr. Jared L. Cohon

1:30 p.m. Presentation of The Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Awards

2:00 pm. Children's programs

2:30 p.m. Community conversation panel discussion

4:30 p.m. Candlelight vigil

5:00 p.m. Keynote speaker, Dr. James H. Cone, Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary, New York

If you have any questions about the program, are interested in being involved with the committee, or are involved with an organization or community that would like to participate in this celebration, please contact Anne Witchner, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at 268-4886 or by email.