MLK Celebration Events

January 10, 2018

MLK LECTURE: Actualizing the Dream: The Future of Nonviolent Political Protest 

  • Guest Speaker, Joy-Ann Reid
  • 3 p.m.
  • Student Center Ballroom

During Georgia Tech’s Seventh Annual MLK Lecture, “Actualizing the Dream: The Future of Nonviolent Political Protest,” Joy-Ann Reid, national correspondent for MSNBC and author of Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide, will discuss the future of Dr. King’s legacy and vision of a beloved community, achieved through nonviolent principles.

To register and learn more, visit

January 11, 2018

OPEN MIC: Creating a Beloved Community

  • 7 p.m.
  • Under the Couch

Open Mic: Creating a Beloved Community is an event for creative expression of social justice through open mic performances.

To register to perform, contact Deven Simpson at

January 11-14, 2018


  • 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 Dr. Sybrina Atwaters at

January 15, 2018


MLK Day of Service

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

Join us for Georgia Tech’s Eighth 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!

Registration and event details can be found at

Contact Sarah Perkins at for more information.

January 15, 2018


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, 2018

CAMPUSWIDE STUDENT CELEBRATION: Actualizing the Dream: Creating A Beloved Community

  • 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.

Please contact Mia Floyd at for more information.

January 18, 2018

MLK “SUNDAY” SUPPER: A Community Meal and Conversation

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

The Georgia Tech community is invited to come together over a meal and engage in meaningful dialogue about the MLK Celebration events, Dr. King’s legacy, and the future of nonviolent political protests. There are 100 spaces available.

To register and learn more, visit

Contact Sirocus Barrnes at for more information.

January 22-26, 2017


  • Georgia Tech Campus

Georgia Tech is modeling the King Center's campaign for the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  During this week long event, participants will commit to completing fifty acts of kindness or service that have a positive impact on their community. These can be done individually or in conjunction with organizations.

More information can be found at the Georgia Tech MLK Student Board Facebook page at

Contact Camera Dunn at for additional information.

January 25, 2018


  • 6 p.m.
  • Ferst Center for the Arts

Actualizing the Dream: The Role of Hip-Hop in Nonviolent Political Protest will feature award-winning author and professor Dr. Bettina Love discussing the origin of hip-hop and its role in activism of the past and present in our society. At the conclusion of Dr. Love’s presentation, members of Georgia Tech’s hip-hop community will have an exhibition performance to demonstrate what makes this genre more than just a beat, but a true international movement. This program is sponsored by the Department of Housing and Office of Student Diversity Programs.

Contact Larry T. Brown at or Sherry Murray at for more information.


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