MLK Series on the Study of Race


The Martin Luther King, Jr. Series for the Study of Race is a year-long series of educational programs providing unsurpassed opportunities for Notre Dame to engage with multicultural issues of race, identity, class, power, and privilege.

MLK Series programs are each carefully researched and designed to deliver content-rich, immersion experiences including museum trips, live theatre, book clubs, discussions, lectures, neighborhood tours, major sporting events, and antiracism training workshops, among other innovative learning opportunities.

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." - MLK



Issa Rae, Eboo Patel, Julian Castro MLK Lecture Series Notre Dame Multicultural

The Office of Multicultural Student Programs and Services encourages you to save the date for our upcoming events!

For more information, feel free to contact us at 574-631-6841 or at

Past Events 


Events: 2016-17

Native American Heritage Dinner: Special Guest Gyasi Ross

11/1/16 7:00pm Legends of Notre Dame 9/26/16 7:00pm DeBartolo Hall 102

Dr. Terrell Strayhorn: The Power of Belonging

10/10/16 7:00pm Carey Auditorium Hesburgh Library 

Guest Lecture: Diane Guerrero

9/26/16 7:00pm DeBartolo Hall 102


Events: 2015-16

Jennifer Lee: The Fortune Cookie Chronicles - Adventures in the World of Chinese Food

4/11/2016 7pm Carey Auditorium Hesburgh Library 

Town Hall Meeting on Diversity and Inclusion

2/22/2016 7pm Carey Auditorium Hesburgh Library

Dr. Shannen Williams: Subversive Habits - The Untold Story of Black Catholic Sisters in the United States

2/4/2016 7pm LaFortune Student Center Ballroom

Patrice Cullors and Opal Tometi: Black Lives Matter - The Hashtag Behind the New Civil Rights Movement

1/18/2016 7pm Debartolo Hall 101 

John Quiñones: What Would You Do?

10/1/2015 7pm Debartolo Hall 101 


Events: 2014-15

Jeff Yang: Fresh off the Boat: How we got here and what it means

4/23/15 7:00pm  Remick Commons ACE Building

Indigenous World Film Screening: This May Be the Last Time

2/19/15 7:00pm Browning Cinema Debartolo Performing Arts Center 

Guest Lecture: Issa Rae

2/3/15 7:00pm Carey Auditorium Hesburgh Library

Eboo Patel: Interfaith Leadership: Engaging Religious and Non-Religous Diversity in the 21st Century. 

 1/15/15 7:30pm Debartolo Hall 101  King Week Lecture Co-sponsored by Building Bridges Lecture Series and Campus Ministry

Guest Lecture: Filmmaker William Caballero 

10/06/2014 7:00 p.m. Geddes Auditorium 

Film Screening: American Dreams Deferred with talk back by producer William Caballero

10/07/2014 7:00 p.m. Geddes Auditorium 


10/28/2014 7:00 p.m. Snite Museum of Art Annenberg Auditorium