2022 MLK Celebration and Commemorative Event Series

January 10-11, 2022

Nonviolence365 Training
Time TBA

Visit: thekingcenter.org

January 12, 2022

MLK Lecture featuring Freeman Hrabowski
3 p.m.

As part of Georgia Tech’s 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, the 11th Annual MLK Lecture will be held on January 12, featuring Freeman Hrabowski, President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Register for the 2022 MLK Lecture here.

January 13-14, 2022

Beloved Community Global Summit
Time TBA

Visit: thekingcenter.org

January 14, 2022

Beloved Community Global Youth Summit NonViolence365 Teach-in-K-12

Visit: thekingcenter.org

January 15, 2022

MOVEments Live: Hosting Conversation that Matter
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

UPDATE (1/12/22): 
MOVEments Live will be hosted in a fully virtual format. Please use the following link to join us at each of our scheduled speaker sessions listed below: https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/zwhxjupv.

Join us as the MOVEments podcast team hosts four live podcast interviews focused on commitment to community, leadership lessons, and our MLK Jr. holiday theme of "It Starts with Me." Conversations will feature leaders from the Atlanta and Georgia Tech community who have made considerable impact at local, state, and global levels, and will be interviewed by current Georgia Tech students.

Listen to MOVEments here: https://anchor.fm/gtmovements.

Register and learn more: https://gatech.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7656867.

January 15, 2022

Beloved Community Awards (Formerly Salute to Greatness Awards)
7:30 p.m.

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, 2022

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 17, 2022

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 17, 2022

MLK “Sunday” Supper: A Community Meal and Conversation
5:30 p.m.
Location provided after registering

The Georgia Tech community is invited to come together over a meal to discuss the 2022 MLK celebration events, King’s legacy, and more. 

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

Contact: sirocus.barnes@ceismc.gatech.edu

January 18, 2022

Beyond Rhetoric: Incorporating Social Justice Concepts in the Practice of Higher Education Leadership
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Virtual (link will be sent to all workshop registrants)

Institutions of higher education across the US responded to George Floyd’s murder in May 2020 with public statements of commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion – as well as to supporting more anti-racism work. Yet, over one year later, it is not clear that these promises have been realized: commitments to social justice change must be accompanied by the requisite capacities and skills for leading such change. This interactive workshop is designed for senior and executive leaders who work in higher education to be introduced to the core concepts and principles of decolonizing leadership, multicultural organizational development, and other fundamentals critical to delivering on social justice outcomes for their campuses and their students. Participation will be limited to the first 25 individuals to register; a waitlist will be maintained.

Register: students.gatech.edu/form/beyond-rhetoric-webinar-registra

January 20, 2022

12th Annual MLK Student Celebration
7 p.m.
Exhibition Hall

The 12th Annual MLK Student Celebration will be held virtually on Thursday, January 20 at 7 p.m. Hosted by the Office of Student Diversity Programs, the event will feature student speakers and organizations as they pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through song, spoken word, and video production. 

To watch the event, visit: https://youtu.be/ASxWSA-Zv-8 at 7 p.m. on January 20. 

Contact: sray@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