MLK Celebration Events

January 11, 2017

MLK LECTURE: Setting the Agenda for the Next Civil Rights Movement

  • Guest Speaker, Bakari Sellers  
  • 3 p.m.
  • Student Center Ballroom

Bakari Sellers, CNN political analyst, lawyer, and activist, will honor Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy while setting the agenda for the next civil rights movement with students, faculty, staff, and community members.

To register and learn more, visit

January 12, 2017

CAMPUSWIDE STUDENT CELEBRATION: Coming Together to Fulfill the Dream

  • 7 p.m.
  • Student Center Ballroom

This celebration will feature student speeches, cultural performances, and a candle-lighting ceremony for student organizations. Reception to follow.

For more information, contact Lauren Bell at or Christine Brockman at

January 12-15, 2017


  • Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center

Focus is one of the nation’s premier programs for raising awareness of graduate education. It is designed to attract the brightest underrepresented minority students and encourage them to pursue graduate degrees at Georgia Tech.

For more information, contact S. Gordon Moore Jr. at

January 12-15, 2017


  • Leaving Georgia Tech at 11 p.m.
  • Various Locations

Seventy students and 30 faculty will have the opportunity to tour civil rights sites in Washington, D.C. Participants will visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture, National Mall, and other historic sites. The tour is a bargain at $100 for students and $150 for faculty. Your fee includes a two-night stay with breakfast, charter bus service, and tickets to selected venues.

Students and faculty may register at Registration will begin on November 14 until capacity is reached.

For more information, contact Maria Yagnye at or Meagan Banks at  

January 14, 2017
Arts@Tech presents Alonzo King LINES Ballet
  • 8 p.m.
  • Ferst Center of the Arts

Georgia-born choreographer Alonzo King returns to his home state with his visionary choreography, brought to life by the extraordinary LINES Ballet dancers, renowned for connecting audiences to a profound sense of shared humanity. King creates works that draw on a diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions, imbuing classical ballet with new expressive potential. King's family was active in the civil rights movement in Albany, Ga., and his time at Georgia Tech will feature special community outreach activities.

Contact the Ferst Center Box Office at (404) 894-9601.

January 16, 2017


MLK Day of Service

  • 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Student Center Ballroom

Join us for Georgia Tech’s Seventh Annual MLK Day of Service, a campuswide initiative honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Participants will serve in teams and engage in service projects with metro Atlanta community partners. Make a difference in your community with “A Day On, Not a Day Off,” and sign up today!

To register and learn more, visit

Contact Sarah Perkins at for more information.

January 16, 2017


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Commemorative Service

  • 10 a.m.
  • Ebenezer Baptist Church

Sponsored by The King Center, this annual church service is an ecumenical endeavor, engaging members of various religious traditions and state, national, and international governments. This year, 20 spaces will be available to the Georgia Tech community through the MLK Day of Service program.

Visit for more information and to register. If you are not able to register through Georgia Tech, the event is open to the public.

January 16-31, 2017

DOC FEST: A Series That Will MOVE You

  • Georgia Tech Residence Halls

Six documentary films will be shown within the residence halls on the Georgia Tech Cable Network. Each film will showcase an issue plaguing today’s society. The Department of Housing will host viewing events facilitated by members of the Georgia Tech or the surrounding Atlanta community. These viewing events will give residents an opportunity to express their attitudes toward social change and their ability to make a difference. The viewing events will occur throughout the residential communities from January 19 to January 31. Films will be available for viewing throughout campus beginning January 16 through the end of the month.

Contact Sherry Murray at 404-894-4057 or for additional information.

January 18, 2017


  • 8-10 p.m.
  • Georgia Tech Christian Campus Fellowship

Spectrum is a space for open dialogue on race relations. The purpose is to create awareness of different perspectives on racial issues and to break down the communication barrier between individuals of various backgrounds. Through this approach, we collectively find growth, understanding, and appreciation for each other within our diverse community.

Contact Taylor McKie at or (937) 824-0826 for more information.

January 19, 2017

MLK “SUNDAY” SUPPER: A Community Meal and Conversation

  • 6-8 p.m.
  • Bill Moore Student Success Center, President’s Suite

The “Sunday Supper” invites the Georgia Tech community to come together over a meal and to engage in meaningful dialogue about the MLK Celebration events, Dr. King's legacy, and setting the agenda for the next civil rights movement.

To register and learn more, visit There are 100 spaces available.

Contact Sirocus Barnes at for more information.

January 25, 2017

WHAT'S GOING ON: The Musical Production

  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Ferst Center for the Arts 

What's Going On is an original musical production written by Danielle Mathis, a Georgia Tech student. The production depicts college student life focusing on social justice issues that impact our nation, especially the black community. College students comprise the entire cast. The event is free and open to the public.

Please email or for more information.

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