Martin Luther King Jr. Tributes and Events

The New Civil Rights: A Series of Events to Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Beginning today through Monday, January 18th on the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. there will be free events that are open to the public as part of Multicultural Student Programs and Services’ (MSPS) MLK Study of Race Series.

Interrace Forum: “The Movements Then & Now”
Join us as we dine and discuss the similarities and differences of the civil rights movement led by Dr. King and today’s Black Lives Matter Movement. RSVP with Ashley Lunford at alunford@nd.edu required.
Wednesday, Jan. 13; 5:30 p.m. in the McNeill Room, (Room 116) LaFortune Student Center

Community Art Project with Alfred University’s Art Force 5
Join MSPS and Art Force 5 to create part of what will be a tribute to the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 13; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the McNeill Room, (Room 116) LaFortune Student Center
  • Thursday, Jan. 14 at one of the following locations:
    9 a.m. to noon at McKenna Hall
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Dooley Room (Room 102), LaFortune Student Center
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in North or South Dinning Hall
    1 to 5 p.m. in Mendoza College of Business
  • Friday, Jan. 15; 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Notre Dame Room (Room 202), LaFortune Student Center

Lunch and Workshop: “Art & Social Justice”
This free lunch and workshop, presented by Art Force 5, will cover how art can help promote social justice. RSVP with Ashley Lunford via email at alunford@nd.edu required.
Friday, Jan. 15; 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Notre Dame Room (Room 202), LaFortune Student Center

Lecture “Mobile Shakespeare” (Part of the Folio Fridays Lecture Series)
Presented by Elliott Visconsi, chief academic digital officer.
Friday, Jan. 15; 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Rare Books and Special Collections room (main floor) of the Hesburgh Library

A Little Taste of Peace
Join in the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and a kick-off for the study circles on race. People from all racial, cultural and religious backgrounds are invited. Please bring a dessert or a finger food to share (no pork, please) and participate in a conversation on current problems and solutions that can help build Dr. King’s dream. RVSP: Amanda at 574-233-9491, ext. 316 by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14. Cosponsored by the Center for Social Concerns. More information.
Saturday, Jan. 16; 6:15 to 9:15 p.m. at The Beacon, 4210 Lincolnway West, South Bend

For additional information, please refer to the Notre Dame home page or calendar of events.