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MLK Week of Celebration

Sunday, January 19, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - Wednesday, January 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

UNC-Chapel Hill’s 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Week, which honors the bridge-building legacy of Dr. King, Jr., kicks off on Jan. 19 and includes events that highlight the intersectionality of diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice. The annual MLK University/Community Banquet will provide the traditional start to the week of activities highlighted by the MLK Keynote Lecture and Awards Ceremony, the annual Unity dinner and other opportunities for cross-cultural and intergroup dialogue. All events are designed to celebrate and educate the UNC-Chapel Hill community about the legacy of Dr. King, Jr., using the theme “I Am Because We Are: Interrelated Realities.”


MLK University/Community Banquet – Sunday, Jan. 19, at 6 p.m., with a reception at 5 p.m., at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education. North Carolina Chief Justice Cheri Beasley will deliver the keynote.


MLK He Was A Poem, He Was A Song – Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 6 p.m., at The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History. Join the Stone Center in this celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through music and song.


The MLK Lecture and Awards Ceremony – Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m., at Memorial Hall. Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, author, radio host and Georgetown University sociology professor, will deliver the keynote.


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Sunday, January 19, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
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