On February 10, 1961, the 32-year old Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a speech on the campus of New York University. Dr. King's speech entitled, “The Future of Integration," advocated for civil rights and nonviolent protest for social change. He said, "Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals."
As we prepare to celebrate the 10th Annual NYU MLK Week, we are eager to continue the conversation around action and lead our community to live beyond the dream of Dr. King. The 2015 NYU MLK Week event theme "Beyond A Dream” will serve as a guiding force to commemorate Dr. King’s honor and vision to make the world a better place. Three concepts - Reflect, Engage, Ignite - will be explored during this week of conversation and action. The highlight of the week will be the NYU MLK Week University-Wide Event on Thursday, February 5th.
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Listen to the critical perspectives of several guests as they present their views and ideas and engage in dialogue surrounding the costs of failing to realize the dreams that Dr. King articulated fifty years ago. We will also be presenting the NYU MLK Jr. Humanitarian Award.
Join us for a stimulating evening of reflection and conversation as we challenge ourselves to move forward from dreaming to action. RSVP here!
"EVERYBODY CAN BE GREAT, because everybody can serve."
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Be a part of the dream and volunteer at the MLK Week of Service events. Click here for more information.
We invite University schools, departments, units, student organizations and alumni to be an integral part of MLK Week 2015. We are in search of unique programming that offers the University community opportunities to reflect on Dr. King’s legacy, community service today, and consider the question of where do we go from here?
Program examples include films, lectures, discussion groups, etc.
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