The 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration is an opportunity for the University of Houston community to celebrate and reflect on the legacy and life of civil rights leader Dr. King. We gather during this time to memorialize the work and accomplishments of one of the most prominent African American leaders in modern history.
The MLK Celebration Committee, composed of UH students, faculty and staff, organized and planned several events that will take place January 14 – January 25. All events are free and open to the public.
January 14th and 15th
11am - 1pm, Student Center South- Main Entrance
Share what actions could you take around a social issue that is important to you!
Monday, January 20th
11am - 1pm, Starting at Houston City Hall (McKinney and Smith)
Featuring Patrisse Cullors
Thursday, January 23rd
4pm, Student Center Theater
Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr Day and hear from Patrisse Cullors, Co-Founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network and Founder and Board Chair of grassroots Los Angeles based organization Dignity and Power Now. This event will also feature UH students performing spoken word tributes to social justice.
This event is free, seating is on a first-come first-serve basis.
Thursday, Janary 23rd
6pm, Student Center Theater
Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr Day with a showing of the award winning film, Blackkklansmen. Sponsered by the Student Program Board and the MLK Day Celebration Committee. Free concessions: popcorn, candy, and more!
Saturday, January 25th
8am - 2pm, Meet at Student Center South- Ballroom