Featured Events

Monday,
January 15

Gallery Talks with Community Members

Snite Museum of Art

Details forthcoming

Candlelight Prayer Service

Main Building

To commemorate the life of Dr. King, the Notre Dame family is invited to a Candlelight Prayer Service on Monday, Jan. 15. Post-event (complimentary) late-night breakfast provided at South Dining Hall.

Tuesday,
January 16

Mindful Protest Student Workshop with Bree Newsome

138 DeBartolo Hall

Multicultural Student Programs and Services, along with the Center for Social Concerns, and the Department of Africana Studies will be welcoming Bree Newsome to campus on Tuesday, January 16. Ms. Newsome is a writer, activist, speaker, and filmmaker. She will be facilitating a small workshop for students about mindful protest before delivering a larger keynote address.

Tearing Hatred from the Sky with Bree Newsome

101 DeBartolo Hall

Multicultural Student Programs and Services, along with the Center for Social Concerns, and the Department of Africana Studies will be welcoming Bree Newsome to campus on Tuesday, January 16. Ms. Newsome is a writer, activist, speaker, and filmmaker. She will be delivering a keynote address with time for question and answer entitled, "Tearing Hatred from the Sky."

Friday,
January 19

Higher Ground Artist: L.A. Theatre Works presents The Mountaintop

DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Winner of the prestigious Olivier Award for Best New Play, The Mountaintop imagines what happened inside the Lorraine Motel’s room 306 the night before April 4, 1968. In the expert hands of L.A. Theatre Works and an experienced touring cast, Katori Hall’s fictional reimagining begins in Memphis in April 1968, as King finishes delivering his impassioned “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech. Exhausted, he retires to room 306 at the Lorraine Motel, where he encounters a young hotel maid with whom he forges an unexpected relationship. During a conversation that ranges from the personal to the political, King finds himself confronting his destiny and the fate of the very nation to which he’s devoted his life.

Ticket information 

Saturday,
January 20

Higher Ground Artist: UZIMA!

DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Led by Kelly Morgan, founder, and director of local dance and theater company UZIMA! and master African drummer James Riley ’94 this popular event celebrates wholeness, joy, purpose, and life.

Ticket information

Monday,
January 22

MLK Celebration Luncheon

Joyce Center, North Dome

The third annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Luncheon, sponsored by the Office of the President and the Oversight Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, is an opportunity for campus-wide conversation. Join students, faculty, and staff at this free but ticketed event.

Faculty and staff will receive information regarding ticket distribution from their department leaders. Students will be able to pick up tickets at the LaFortune Box Office during the week of January 15. There will be shuttles available for transportation to/from the luncheon.

Community Building Lunches in Dining Halls

North and South Dining Halls

Members of the Notre Dame community — students, faculty and staff — who are not able to attend the campus-wide luncheon at the Joyce Center are invited to gather with friends and colleagues for lunch in the campus dining halls to continue the day’s conversations. Lunch is complimentary from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with a Notre Dame ID.

Civil Rights Photo Exhibit

Snite Museum of Art

Details forthcoming

Featured Media from 2017

Videos

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Commemoration & Walk the Walk Week

Video Message from Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.
MLK Day Commemoration and Walk the Walk Week

For the second consecutive year, the University is taking time on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and during Walk the Walk Week — which begins on Sunday, Jan. 22 — to both celebrate the diversity that currently exists on our campus and reflect on how might we each take an active role in making Notre Dame even more welcoming and inclusive.

Candles from Midnight Prayer Service

2017 Walk the Walk Candlelight Prayer Service

On January 16, the Notre Dame community gathered for a candlelight prayer service to honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Luncheon 2017

2017 MLK Celebration Luncheon - Walking the Walk: Saying Yes

Judge Ann Claire Williams, Notre Dame alumna and trustee, shared some of her favorite MLK quotes and reflected on how the Civil Rights leader's ideals have been put to action in her life. About 3,000 students, faculty and staff attended the luncheon.

Reflections from members of the Notre Dame community

2017 Walk the Walk Week Reflections

Members of the Notre Dame community discuss what walking the walk means to them.

Photos

What’s Your Next Step?

Tweet what you can do to make Notre Dame a more diverse and inclusive community using #NDwalkthewalk.