Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King

Author: Sarah Snider


Wednesday, January 13

Interrace Forum- The Movements Then & Now

Wednesday, January 13, McNeill Room, LaFortune

Dine and discuss the similarities and differences of the civil rights movement led by Dr. King and today's Black Lives Matter Movement. RSVP to Ashley Lunford.


Thursday, January 14

Community Art Project with Art Force 5

Thursday, January 14, 9 am-12 pm in McKenna Hall; 9 am-5pm in LaFortune's Dooley Room; 9 am-5 pm in the North Dining Hall; 9 am-5 pm in the South Dining Hall; 1 pm-5 pm at Mendoza College   

Join Multicultural Student Programs and Services & Art Force 5 at one of the locations below to create a part of what will be a tribute to the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Father Theodore Martin Hesburgh.


Friday, January 15

Art & Social Justice Lunch and Workshop with Art Force 5

Friday, January 15, 11:45-1:30 pm, Notre Dame Room, LaFortune

Please RSVP to Ashley Lunford with subject line "Art and Social Justice."


Saturday, January 16

A Little Taste of Peace

Saturday, Jan. 16, 6:15 to 9:15 p.m. at The Beacon, 4210 Lincolnway West, South Bend

Join in the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and a kick-off for the study circles on race. People from all racial, cultural and religious backgrounds are invited. Please bring a dessert or a finger food to share (no pork, please) and participate in a conversation on current problems and solutions that can help build Dr. King’s dream. RSVP to Amanda at 574-233-9491, ext. 316 by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14. Cosponsored by the Center for Social Concerns.


Monday, January 18

Midnight March and Prayer Service

Monday, January 18, 12 am. March begins at the Hesburgh Library Reflecting Pool

March begins at the Word of Life Mural on Hesburgh Library and processes to the Grotto. A brief prayer service will conclude the march. Breakfast will be held at South Dining Hall immediately following the prayer service; ND ID required for entry.


Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebraton Luncheon

Monday, January 18, 11:30 am, Joyce Center North Dome

An opportunity for a campus conversation about building community. Ticket required for entry; please visit the LaFortune Box Office for tickets.


Community Building Lunches

Monday, January 18, 11:30 am, North and South Dining Halls

Student, faculty, or staff ND ID required for entry.


Film Screening of Selma

Monday, January 18, 11:30 am-1:30 pm, Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures, 329 DeBartolo

Join the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures in celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. This film focuses on King and his followers and their fight for voting rights after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South. Free food will be provided. Details


Lecture on "Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Question of ‘Illegal Laws’: Civil Law, Justice, and Morality"

Monday, January 18, 12 pm, South Dining Hall's Oak Room

Delivered by Fr. Dominic Legge. Co-sponsored by The Tocqueville Program, Constitutional Studies Minor, and Food Services. Lunch will be provided. Open to the public; no registration necessary. Details


Civil Rights Photo Exhibit

Monday, January 18 until 4 pm, Snite Museum of Art

Six civil rights era photos and another related exhibit featuring a variety of media celebrating African-American artists, African-American Voices, will be available for viewing until 4 p.m. Admission is free and open to all.


Celebration Mass with Voices of Faith Gospel Choir

Monday, January 18, 5:15 pm, Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Presider: Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., University President


BLACK LIVES MATTER: The Hashtag Behind the New Civil Rights Movement

Monday, January 18, 7 pm, 101 DeBartolo Hall

Black Lives Matter movement co-founders Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi will speak about race relations in America and how their activism from the fringes became the national movement it is today. Sponsored by Multicultural Student Programs and Services. Details


Tuesday, January 19

Center for Social Concerns Service Fair

Tuesday, January 19, 6-8 pm, Center for Social Concerns, Geddes Hall, Auditorium, Room B034 and B036

Meet local not-for-profit organizations and service and social action clubs and find ways to get involved in the South Bend community. Details


Mayhem at Mizzou: Student Voices Making a Difference

Tuesday, January 19, 6 pm, Main Auditorium Northside Hall, IUSB

Join the conversation about how student activism is creating change on college campuses. Details


Wednesday, January 20

Civil Rights Then and Now: African Americans and Latinos

Wednesday, January 20, 12:30 pm, Morris Inn Private Dining Room

A lunch conversation in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Limited seating is available; contact gwilson1@nd.edu or imaldona@nd.edu for reservations (required). Co-sponsored by Africana Studies and Institute for Latino Studies. Details


Film Screening of Selma at the Browning Cinema

Wednesday, January 20, 8 pm, Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

This event is free; tickets are required. Co-sponsored by the Office of the President, Student Diversity Council, and Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures. Details and Tickets


Thursday, January 21

Unity Summit

Thursday, January 21, 2 pm, Joyce Center Monogram Room

This two hour interactive program will give participants an opportunity to share their personal diversity-and-inclusion experiences as well as brainstorm ways to make Notre Dame more welcoming and inclusive for all. Facilitator: Eric Love, Director of Staff Diversity and Inclusion.


Teach-In: MLK and the Vietnam War

Thursday, January 21, 6 pm, IUSB Civil Rights Heritage Center, 1040 W. Washington St., South Bend, IN 46601

A conversation about one of Dr. King's most radical and profound speeches, "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence." Participants will hear Dr. King in his own words and discuss the signficance of the speech in his time and its meaning for today's struggle for peace and justice. Details


Brother Outsider Screening

Thursday, January 21, 7 pm, 207 DeBartolo Hall

This film tells the story of Bayard Rustin, organizer of the 1963 march on Washington, tireless activist, and openly gay man in a fiercely homophobic era.


BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play by Camille A. Brown and Dancers

Thursday, January 21, 7 pm; Friday, January 22, 7 pm; Saturday, January 23, 7:30 pm; DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Through gifted storytelling, live music and fierce dance, BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play reveals the complexity of carving out a self-defined identity as a black female in our racially and politically charged world. From childhood play to protest, each performer comes into her own. The dance flows seamlessly into a 30-minute moderated dialogue for a complete experience. Details and Tickets


Friday, January 22

Space for Writing Your Stories

Friday, January 22, 3:30 pm, Snite Museum of Art

An afternoon of preserving and sharing stories sponsored by the Department of Africana Studies and the Snite Museum of Art. Details