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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Events 2020


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast

7:30 am

Maceli's Banquet Hal (1031 New Hampshire Street)

The event will feature keynote speaker Dr. David Tell, Professor at KU, as well as entertainment from Vanessa Thomas, world renowned performer.

$10 per person. For tickets, contact Bernie Kish at 785-864-0703; bkish@ku.edu

Sponsored by Ecumenical Ministers of Lawrence & Jayhawk Breakfast Rotary Club


MLK March Across Campus with Musical Celebration

12:15 pm

Strong Hall Rotunda, main entrance

March from Strong Hall to Kansas Union

Closing remarks by Interim Vice Provost Jennifer Ng, immediately followed by roundtable discussions

Roundtable Discussions

12:45 pm

Kansas Union, Big 12 Room

Roundtable discussions will focus on the radical activism that was King's true legacy, including his fight against poverty, segregation, joblessness and his opposition to the Vietnam war.

Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Equity



Lawrence Public Schools ONE DREAM Event

Doors open at 5:30 pm, ceremony begins at 6:30 pm
Billy Mills Middle School (2734 Louisiana Street)

The event includes a gallery viewing, cultural performances, educational presentations, and the district’s annual MLK Awards presentations to students, staff and community members. The gallery exhibition begins at 5:30 p.m., auditorium doors open at 6 p.m. with presentations beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Sponsored by USD 497 Lawrence Public Schools

Follow @KU_OMA on Twitter to check out their MLK day social media campaign.

All events are free and open to the Lawrence and KU communities, unless otherwise noted.