2021 MLK Celebration and Commemorative Event Series

January 11-12, 2021

Nonviolence365 Training
Time TBA

Visit: thekingcenter.org

January 14, 2021

MLK Lecture featuring Nikole Hannah-Jones
3:30 p.m.

As part of Georgia Tech’s 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, the 10th Annual MLK Lecture will be held on January 14, featuring Nikole Hannah-Jones.

Register: bit.ly/2021MLKLecture 

January 14-15, 2021

Beloved Community Global Summit
Time TBA

Visit: thekingcenter.org

January 15-16, 2021

Georgia Tech Focus Program

Focus is one of the nation’s premier weekend programs for raising awareness of graduate education among the brightest, traditionally underrepresented minority students. 

Visit: focus.gatech.edu

January 16, 2021

Engage Symposium
10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Virtual & Ferst Center for the Arts 

The symposium is open to all Georgia Tech students and will be presented in a hybrid format with in-person participants and synchronous live-streaming from the Ferst Center for the Arts. Students can register for some or all of the sessions by claiming tickets for in-person streamed sessions. Sessions will focus on leadership lessons and will feature conversations with leaders that include Georgia Tech alumni who have made considerable impact as local, regional and state leaders. Each leader will be interviewed by a current Georgia Tech student.

Register and learn more: https://studentengagement.gatech.edu/content/engage-symposium

January 16, 2021

Beloved Community Awards (Formerly Salute to Greatness Awards)
Time TBA

One of the highest honors given by The King Center for Nonviolent Change, the Beloved Community Awards recognize individuals and corporations that exemplify excellence in their leadership and have demonstrated a commitment to social responsibility in the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. 

Learn more: thekingcenter.org 

January 17, 2021

Center for Civil & Human Rights and Bus Transportation
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Center for Civil & Human Rights 

The Center for Student Engagement has secured 200 student tickets to the Center for Civil & Human Rights. Students will be admitted to the museum with one of 5 timed-ticketed groups of 20 students (11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., noon, 12:30 p.m, and 1 p.m.). Participants are required to wear a mask for the entirety of the experience. 

Bus transportation will be provided by and details from East and West Campus starting at 10:45 a.m. Students may also walk to the Center which is approximately one-half mile from West Campus (15 minutes). 

Claim a ticket and learn more at: https://gatech.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=1742&p=1

January 18, 2021

MLK Day of Service
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

During Georgia Tech’s annual MLK Day of Service, which honors the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., participants will serve in teams and participate in service projects with metro Atlanta community partners. 

To learn more and to register, visit the Civic Engagement Engage page.

Contact: sarahstroh@gatech.edu

January 18, 2021

National MLK Holiday Observance – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Commemorative Service
Ebenezer Baptist Church

The spiritual hallmark of the King holiday observance, this ecumenical service is sponsored by The King Center for Nonviolent Change. 

Visit: thekingcenter.org 

January 19 - February 15, 2021

National MLK Holiday Observance – “So You Want to Talk About Race” Book Study

The Department of Housing & Residence Life is hosting a book study of Ijeoma Oluo's “So You Want to Talk About Race.” Through planned dialogued discussions, we hope to create a community of understanding and inquiry for all who participate. Each book study discussion will be facilitated by a faculty or staff member within the Georgia Tech Community. The deadline to sign-up is Thursday, December 31.

Sign-up: https://gatech.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5jOBJqmYJhsLZYh

January 21, 2021

MLK Student Celebration: The Beloved Community 2021: Bridging Communities During Social Divide
7 p.m.

This virtual celebration will feature student speeches, video performances, and short films. As part of this new virtual format, we will feature a creative ceremony to represent the different organizations on campus that have been impacted by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his dream. The event can be viewed via YouTube at: https://youtu.be/Fwdpgz3E56A.

Register: gatech.campuslabs.com/engage/event/6618060 

Contact: ebatiste@gatech.edu

January 22 - March 12, 2021

"His Truth Is Marching On" Book Study

Join us for an eight-week study of Jon Meacham’s new book about John Lewis, "His Truth Is Marching On." The New York Times describes Meacham’s book as an “intimate and revealing portrait of the late congressman, John Lewis, linking his life to the painful quest for justice in America.”

The study will meet on Fridays, January 22 – March 12 (meeting time TBD by participants).

Register: gatech.campuslabs.com/engage/event/6621873 

Contact: steve.fazenbaker@gatech.edu

January 26, 2021

MLK “Sunday” Supper: A Community Meal and Conversation
7 p.m.
Virtual via Gatherly (direct link to be emailed after registration)

The Georgia Tech community is invited to come together over a meal to discuss the 2021 MLK celebration events, King’s legacy, and more. 

RSVP: engage.gatech.edu

Contact: sirocus.barnes@ceismc.gatech.edu

Visit diversity.gatech.edu/MLK-celebration for more information. 

Please let the designated event sponsor know if you need a reasonable accommodation to participate. TDD 404.894.1664