Twenty-first Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration

FIU’s Office of Multicultural Programs and Services will be commemorating the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a two week-long celebration inspired by King’s life and work. The MLK Commemorative Celebration is one of the most anticipated annual university events on campus. Below is a list of events for this year’s celebration.

Tuesday, Jan. 10 through Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 – Free to Public
Opening Reception, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Exhibit sponsored by Isabella Diaz, PhyCare
Reception sponsored by the College of Architecture + the Arts
Modesto A. Maidique Campus – The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum

Friday, Jan. 13, 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
MLK Commemorative Breakfast
Keynote Speaker: Alvin F. Poussaint, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Harvard Medical School
Modesto A. Maidique Campus – Graham Center Ballroom
For tickets and more information contact Barbara Douglas 305-348-2436 – MPAS Office – GC 216.

Saturday, Jan. 14, 8 a.m. – Free to Public
MLK Day of Service – Miami-Dade Parks and Recreation
Sponsored by the Center for Leadership & Service/Service for Peace/AARP
Location: Goulds Park, Cutler Bay

Monday, Jan. 16, 8 a.m. – Free to Public
MLK Parade
Sponsored by The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade and Festivities Committee, Inc.
Location: Liberty City

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Free to Public
MLK Youth Forum and Peace Walk – Local Schools
Keynote Speaker: Raquel Wright, FIU Assistant Director for Advancement at the College of Business
Sponsored by the College of Engineering and Computing and the College of Arts & Sciences
Biscayne Bay Campus, Wolfe University Ballroom

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m. – Free to Students
MLK Dinner
Modesto A. Maidique Campus – Graham University Center – GC-243
Sponsored by Residential Life, Campus Life and the Black Student Union

Friday, Jan. 20, 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. – Free to Public
MLK Movie Night
Sponsored by the FIU Honors College
Modesto A. Maidique Campus – DM-100

Monday, Jan. 23, 6 p.m. – Free to Public
MLK Law Night: “A Murder that Sparked a Movement:  The Re-opening of the Investigation into the Murder of Emmett Till.”
Sponsored by the College of Law
Modesto Maidique Campus – College of Law – RDB-1000

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 12 p.m. – Free to Public
MLK HWCOM Forum:  “(In) Equality and Health – The Battle for Equality is the Battle for Good Health”
Featured speaker: Dr. Mindy Fullilove, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University
Sponsored by the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Modesto Maidique Campus – Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine – AHC 170

Wednesday, January 25, 5:30 p.m. – Free to Public
MLK COE Presentation “Good Teachers in Difficult Times: Challenging Teacher-Bashing and Promoting the Health of Our Public Schools”
Feature Speaker: Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita of Language, Literacy, and Culture, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Sponsored by the College of Education
Modesto Maidique Campus – MARC Pavilion (2nd floor)