Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Week

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Celebration Week
January 21 - 26, 2019
Monday, Jan. 21
Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast

Dr. Quinton Ross, Alabama State University President
The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center • 7:30 a.m.

  • Cost: $35/person (Table reservations are also available)
  • Registration
BSU/ASB Trip to Selma

Selma, Alabama • 7 a.m. departure

  • Registration: AU Involve
Legacy Museum Visit

Montgomery, Alabama • 2:30 p.m.

  • Cost: $20 (transportation, ticket, boxed lunch)
  • Registration

More information about the Legacy Museum Visit
Tuesday, Jan. 22
Community Kickoff and Candlelight Vigil

Thach Concourse • 5 p.m.

Auburn University will celebrate the launch of the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Week with a vigil on the Thach Concourse steps. Student organizations will memorialize Dr. King's legacy through word and song.
MLK Lecture and Unsung Hero Award

Bryan Stevenson, Equal Justice Initiative

The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center • 7 p.m.

Bryan Stevenson's lecture is being held as part of the Critical Conversations Speaker Series.

Wednesday, Jan. 23
Lunch and Learn: The Criminalization of Poverty

Student Center 2222 • 11:30 a.m.
Sara Wood, Senior Outreach Paralegal, Southern Poverty Law Center

Bring your lunch and join us for a discussion that will examine the state of poverty in America and the intersections of economic disparities and social justice.

Film Screening

Alumni Center, Goodwin Room • 6 p.m.

"Barry" examines the early life and times of the 44th President of the United States of America — Barack Obama. Join us for a lively and interactive discussion with popcorn and treats!
Thursday, Jan. 24
Lunch and Learn Panel: The Problem of the Color Line in the 21st Century: Reflections on the Race Relations in American History

Student Center 2222 • Noon

Drs. David Carter, Kelly Kennington, Austin McCoy and Guy Mount will take a deep dive into the impact of race on American history and the social justice movement.

Friday, Jan. 25
Nonviolent Conflict Reconciliation Training with Ronald Smith

Student Center Ballroom A • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Come join nationally renowned trainer Ronald Smith for an interactive session designed to assist Auburn's campus with building an inclusive community. Participants will examine their individual strengths while exploring strategies for building a committed and connected community.

Space is limited, so contact Allen Sutton to register.

More information

Saturday, Jan. 26
Day of Service

Foy Auditorium • 8 a.m.

Today is a day for Auburn University to give back! Join us as we travel to sites across Auburn and Opelika to spread Dr. King's message through service. Participation is free, and you will receive breakfast and a t-shirt. Please register to confirm your spot.


Last Updated: December 13, 2018