Commemorating Martin Luther King Jr.

Union Representative Judy Redding and President Deb Bittner marching in the 2016 MLK Commemorative March for Justice.

CTU will participate in this year’s Commemorative March for Justice on MLK Day, January 15.  Join us at the MSU Union, Main Lounge on the first floor, around 2:45.  The March begins at 3 p.m.  Dress warmly!  This 50-degree weather is not expected to last.

The Office of Inclusion has provided us with information about several of this year’s activities at MSU that will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

MLK @ MSU 2018

Please join us and invite those in your network to come together as a diverse community to: listen and learn from one another; discuss current social issues; march with generations of Americans, Indigenous, and international community members; enjoy MSU Museum exhibits and student performances; fellowship over dinner, and learn about social justice issues! You can participate in all or some of the events as your schedule permits before, on, and after MLK Day (see full schedule below). Events are free, but the Student Leadership Conference and Community Dinner require online registration to secure food. You are encouraged to register ASAP as space is limited and online registration will close soon (we are nearing capacity for all events).

For more information about the MLK @ MSU events below, please contact the Office for Inclusion & Intercultural Initiatives at 353-4563 or visit the website at:

“The time is always right to do what is right.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

38th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration Theme: “Building Inclusive Communities”

Saturday, January 13, 2018
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Student Leadership Conference – Discuss, Step Up, & Take Action

MSU Union Ballroom — 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (check in begins at 9:00am) Continental Breakfast & Lunch included with registration

Featuring Pecha Kucha style presentations followed by facilitated discussions among audience on current social issues

Guest speaker and performer: MSU alum, Natasha Miller (aka T. Miller), Kresge Fellow and nationally known poet and spoken word artist

Students who register and attend will receive a free MLK t-shirt (while supplies last) and are eligible to win a new iPad in the conference drawing.

Register Now:

Sunday, January 14, 2018
Jazz: Spirituals, Prayers, & Protest Concerts

Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium

Two shows: 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

 Monday, January 15, 2018

Community Service Project & Agency Fair

MSU Union Ballroom – 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Join the Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement as they celebrate their 50th Anniversary at MSU by volunteering 50 hours of service in your communities.

Commemorative March for Justice to Beaumont Tower

March Captains: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. — 3:00 p.m.

Starting in the Main Lounge, First Floor, MSU Union

Special guest: Dr. Diane Nash (invited) – activist, lecturer, businessperson and keynote speaker at The Greater Lansing Area Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission, 34th Annual Luncheon

Organizations can register at:

Social Justice Exhibit & Student Performance

MSU Museum – 4:00 p.m.

Exhibit: “War and Speech: Propaganda, Patriotism, and Dissent in the Great War.”

Student presentation —

Community and Scholarship Dinner

Hubbard Dining Hall

Doors open at 4:45 p.m., Program starts at 5:30 p.m.

Register Now:

Accessible entrance location: Utilize the South Hubbard Entrance. Attendees can go to the service desk, and ask for assistance to the elevator to the Dining Hall. Signage will lead you to the elevator. Take elevator to the second floor. The dinner is free and open to the community. Space is limited and pre-reservations are required. The dinner is not only a way to come together as a community in honor of Dr. King, but to also help support MSU students by giving to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Endowed Scholarship.

Friday, January 19, 2018
Social Justice Art Festival – 12:00 p.m.

Snyder-Phillips Hall

Cash prizes and giveaways

Keynote: Sam White, Founder & Director, Shakespeare in Detroit


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