Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Activities

Time: January 17, 2011 - 12:30 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 17 include the following:

12:30 p.m. School of Drama Choral Tribute to Dr. King andState 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. Julianne Malveaux on "The Economic Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." - Dr. Malveaux is the President of Bennett College for Women. Recognized for her progressive and insightful observations, she is also an economist, author and commentator.

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.