MSUToday
Published: Jan. 4, 2017

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Contact(s): Andrade Ignacio Office for Inclusion & Intercultural Initiatives office: 517-353-3129 andrade@pres.msu.edu

To commemorate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., Michigan State University has a variety of programs in which the MSU and greater Lansing communities are encouraged to participate Jan. 15-16.

The theme of the 37th annual commemorative celebration is “The Art of Nonconformity: Dissent and Civil Discourse.”

Following are some of the main Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemorative events taking place at MSU.

Jan. 15

  • "Jazz: Spirituals, Prayer and Protest Concerts" hosted and performed by the Professors of Jazz and Jazz ensemble at the College of Music
    3 p.m., 7 p.m. Fairchild Theater, MSU Auditorium

Jan. 16

  • Service Learning Project and Resource Fair 
    9 a.m., MSU Union, Room 50
    Joint the discussion about some of the social justice issues facing the community and create your #BreakTheSilence poster. Sponsored by the Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement.
  • Student Leadership Conference
    10 a.m., MSU Union, Ballroom
    Open to all college and high school students.
    Free, but must register online.
  • Commemorative March
    3:15 p.m., MSU Union Ballroom to Beaumont Tower
    Sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Mosaic Multicultural Unity Center and University Activities Board.
    Register your group or organization here.
  • Civil and Human Rights Exhibit and Artistic Student Performance
    4:15 p.m., MSU Museum
    No pre-registration required.
  • Community Scholarship Dinner
    4:45 p.m. Hubbard Hall Dining Room
    Free, but must register online.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Jan. 16. Classes are canceled, but the university remains open.

All Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemorative events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. For a complete list of 2017 events, including those planned by colleges and departments, go here.