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.
Multicultural Student Programs and Services in partnership with the Center for Social Concerns and the Department of Africana Studies will welcome writer, activist, speaker, and filmmaker Bree Newsome to campus on Tuesday, Jan. 16. Ms. Newsome will facilitate a small student workshop about mindful protests before delivering a larger keynote address to the campus community.
Multicultural Student Programs and Services in partnership with the Center for Social Concerns and the Department of Africana Studies will welcome writer, activist, speaker, and filmmaker Bree Newsome to campus on Tuesday, Jan. 16. Ms. Newsome will deliver a keynote address to the campus community titled, "Tearing Hatred from the Sky." All are welcome to attend.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Featured Media from 2017
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.
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.
What’s Your Next Step?
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