Schedule of Events - MLK Celebration 2024

Monday, January 15, 2024

  • MLK Jr. Walk to Freedom - CANCELED due to the weather

    IMPORTANT UPDATE: This event has been canceled due to the weather.

  • Mosaic Reveal and Student Gallery Opening
    Student Center - Gallery
    10:30-11:15 a.m.
    Invitation Only (Monday). Open Viewing in the Student Center Gallery January 16-30. MLK, Mosaic " Walk To Freedom." 

  • MLK Jr. President’s Luncheon
    Student Center - Ballroom
    11:30 a.m.-2p.m.
    Doors open at 11:30 a.m. MLK, Jr. President's Luncheon begins at 12-2 p.m. Our Guest emcee is Fox 2 News evening anchor Roop Raj and the Keynote Speaker is Honorable Victoria Pratt. 

    Book signing event with the Honorable Victoria Pratt will follow the luncheon.

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  • MLK Jr. Book Signing with Honorable Victoria Pratt
    310 A Student Center
    3-4:30 p.m.

    “The Power of Dignity” by Victoria Pratt.

    Limited amount of books will be given on a first come first serve basis

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

  • "MLK Speaks Series: Conversations & Stories Driven by the Dream"
    310 A Student Center
    12-1:30 p.m.
    The MLK Speaks Series creates a dynamic opportunity for individuals to engage with each other in thinking about innovative ideas and dreams that explore, analyze, or inform our understanding of Dr. King’s lasting mission of improving the world.
  • Men’s Basketball Game vs. Ball State
    George Gervin GameAbove Center
    7-9 p.m.

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

  • MLK Jr.  "Walk to Freedom" panel discussion
    Student Center Auditorium
    6-8 p.m.
    Moderator --  Ken Coleman, historian and journalist, Michigan Advance
    Edith Lee-Payne, activist for social justice and participant in MLK's March on Washington
    EMU Professor Barbara Patrick
    Tierra Tresvant, EMU honors student 
    Kevin Fofanah, EMU graduate student: . Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, January 18, 2024

  • MLK Jr. committee presents the inaugural “A Night of Dreams”
    Pease Auditorium
    7-9 p.m.
    Collection of performances by EMU Students/Staff, Alumni and Community Members.

Friday, January 19, 2024

  • MLK Jr. Week of Service in the Surrounding Community/EMU Engage

    Student Center

    Students, Faculty and Staff will volunteer in the surrounding community all week.

  • MLK Jr. Movie Night and Discussion - "One Night in Miami"
    5-9 p.m.
    The  film and DEI discussion will shown on January, 19, Student Center Auditorium.