Martin Luther King, Jr. Week

"A Day On, not a Day Off" is how Martin Luther King, Jr. Week is celebrated at Central Michigan University. 

Annually, the third week in January kicks off the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy with a week of activities organized by the Multicultural Academic Student Services.

Most events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Seating is limited on a first-come, first-served basis.​ 

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2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Calendar of Events
(click here for a printable 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Calendar)

Monday, January 21, 2019
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. CommUnity Peace Brunch
Finch Field House
9:30 am

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
Bovee University Center
12 pm
Sponsored by the Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. CommUnity Peace March & Vigil
Starting at Bovee University Center Rotunda
3 pm

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
A Night of Reflection: Inspired Poems & Spoken Word
Bovee UC Auditorium
7 pm
Cosponsored by CACU and The Motions

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote Speaker: Cheryl Brown Henderson
Staples Family Concert Hall (Music Building)
7 pm


Thursday, January 24, 2019
"Tunnel of Oppression"
Bovee UC Maroon, Gold and Chippewa Rooms
4-8 pm
Sponsored by A Mile in Our Shoes (AMOS)

Friday, January 25, 2019
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Staff/Student Charity Basketball Game
Student Activities Center (Small Sports Forum)
6 pm
DONATIONS ACCEPTED