Calendar of Events


Events are free and open to the Georgia Tech community unless otherwise indicated.

Thursday, January 8, 2015
Martin Luther King Jr. Student Celebration
Coming Together to Fulfill the Dream
Location: Student Center Ballroom
Time: 7:00 pm
Contact: Lindesy Lue,

The MLK Student Celebration is a program to feature some of Georgia Tech’s best student speakers, talented performing artists and group.  The ceremony concludes with an intimate candle-lighting by many of our on-campus student organizations to reflect on the impact Dr. King left. There will be a reception with drinks, appetizers, and hor d'oeuvres. Please join us in making this an event to recognize our talented student body and pay tribute to the honorable Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Georgia Tech’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture
Keynote Speaker: Julian Bond, Civil Rights Activist, Government Official and Educator
Location: Student Center Ballroom
Time: 3:00 pm
Contact: Najah Hofman, or Sandra Duplessis,

The Office of Institute Diversity will open the 2015 Georgia Tech Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration with a keynote address from Julian Bond.  Horace Julian Bond , known as Julian Bond, is an American social activist and leader in theCivil Rights Movement, politician, professor, and writer. While a student atMorehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, during the early 1960s, he helped to establish the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).

He was the first president of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Bond was elected to four terms in the Georgia House of Representatives and later to six terms in the Georgia Senate, having served a combined twenty years in both legislative chambers. From 1998 to 2010, he was chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

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Private Reception: Ferst Place, 5-7 p.m. INVITATION ONLY

Thursday, January 15, 2015
FOCUS Program
Location: Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center
Time: Focus program begins Thursday, and runs until Sunday, January 19, 2015
All day
Contact: Andre Dickens,

FOCUS gives prospective minority graduate students an opportunity to visit Georgia Tech for an overview of graduate degree programs. The program is designed to encourage attendees to pursue an advanced degree at Georgia Tech or the graduate school of their choice.
Attendees must apply and register.

For an extended detailed description of this program, visit

Monday, January 19, 2015
National MLK Holiday Observance
A Day of Service
Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Contact: Sarah Perkins,

Make a difference with “A Day On, Not A Day Off!” Join in Georgia Tech’s fifth annual MLK Day of Service, a campus-wide initiative honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Participants will serve in teams and engage in service projects with metro Atlanta community partners. Registration details and a full schedule can be found at

250 Volunteer spots available.


Tuesday, January 17-24, 2015
Civil Rights Tour
Center for Civil and Human Rights

Contact: Jennifer Abrams,

Join us as we continue in a tour of the Civil Rights movement by bringing the tour back home to one of Atlanta's newest attractions. The Center opened in the Spring of 2014 and is located off campus next to the World of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium. The museum features an in-depth experience of the Civil Rights movement, an exclusive exhibit dedicated to Dr. King, including some of his personal artifacts, as well as an exhibit highlighting the current state of human rights around the world. We hope you join us in this experience!

RSVP Here for the Civil Rights Tours

For more information, visit

Sunday, January 25, 2015
Sunday Supper: A Community Conversation & Meal
Location: Student Success Center, President's Suite
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Contact: Sarah Perkins,


As we honor Dr. King's life and legacy, it is important to take time to celebrate and reflect together as a community.  The Sunday Supper invites the Georgia Tech community to come together over a meal and engage in meaningful dialogue about the 2015 MLK Celebration events and a new generation of leaders dedicated to Dr. King's legacy.

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