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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrations

2022 Events

                             The University of Dayton Commemorates

           The Life and Legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.



Commemorative Procession and Wreath Laying Ceremony
Monday, January 17, 2022 | 11:45 am -1:00 pm | KU Central Mall – UD King Memorial

Gather near the fountain outside Kennedy Union around 11:45 a.m. After the
procession, there will be a wreath-laying ceremony at the monument and comments by University and student leaders. The procession and ceremony will be streamed live on the Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Center YouTube channel.  

Table of Plenty: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Yesterday and Today
Thursday, January 20, 2022 | 12:30-2pm | Zoom

Grab a lunch, open Zoom and join our monthly virtual Table of Plenty dialogue. This month during the week of remembrance of Martin Luther King, you'll get to dialogue about his legacy, Voting Rights, and the role Faith communities can play in taking action. Register on 1850 on January 18th.

Film Screening & Dialogue
Thursday, January 20, 2022 | 6:30pm | Roesch Library Collab | PATH Eligible

This event involves the viewing of the documentary film At the River I Stand followed by a meaningful dialogue moderated by Dr. Shannen Dee Williams, Associate Professor of History at the University of Dayton. At the River I Stand chronicles the pivotal Memphis sanitation workers' strike of 1968 and the soul-chilling assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the city on April 4th that year.

SCENE: Visible Expressions of Solidarity
 January 13 - February 17, 2022 | Ongoing | Alumni Hall, First Floor South

An student artist exhibit that seeks to recognize activism in its various forms across social issues while highlighting underrepresented populations and groups. Featured artists include Dolci Asamoah ’24, Marie Dock ’22, Mira Holifield ’23, Amariá Jones ’23, Tash Nelson ’23, Ifeanyichukwu Nwanoro ’23, and Jenna Schulte ’24. 


Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Center

Alumni Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0318