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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 Multicultural Academic Student Services (MASS).

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

2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Week Calendar of Events

Monday, Jan. 16, 2023

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. CommUNITY Peace Brunch at 9:30 a.m. in Finch Fieldhouse. Doors open at 9:00 a.m.
  • Day of Service with the Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center at 12:00 p.m. in the Bovee UC Rotunda.
  • CommUNITY Peace March and Vigil will begin in the Bovee UC Rotunda at 3:00 p.m. to march through the residential area and proceed downtown. 

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023

  • Keynote Speaker: Feminista Jones at 6:30 p.m. in Education and Human Services Building, Room 118 (French Auditorium)

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023

  • Ira Knight Presents: “From Myth to Man” at 6:30 p.m. in Bush Theatre

Friday, Jan. 20, 2023

  • Charity Basketball Game at 6:00 p.m. in the Student Activity Center, Courts 5 and 6