NYU MLK Week 2018 is scheduled for February 5-10, 2018.
The 13th Annual NYU Martin Luther King, Jr. Week will take place February 5-10, 2018. This year's theme is "The Revolution is Now."
In addition to the various university-wide events hosted by the NYU MLK Week Planning Committee, we invite all schools, offices, and student organizations to plan and SUBMIT additional programs that coincide with NYU MLK Week 2018, and the month of February. All submitted programs will be posted on the NYU MLK Week website's calendar of events.
Monday, February 5, 2018
Emmett Louis Till was born on July 25, 1941. When he was 14, he went to visit his great-uncle in Mississippi. According to several versions, Emmett whistled at a white woman and others say he grabbed her hand and asked for a date; others say all he did was say "Bye, baby" as he left the store. The play explores the impact of the untimely death of Emmett Till and the powerful ripples of change that transformed America.
This performance will run 55 minutes and will be followed by a discussion on racial injustice in America during Jim Crow compared to today.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
The MLK Oratorical Contest is an annual event that provides graduate and doctoral students across the university to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through oratory performance.
Join us this year and watch graduate students across the university perform in the style of oratory (e.g. poetry, speech, song, etc.), reflecting on this year's NYU MLK Week theme: "The Revolution is Now."
This even is open to all NYU graduate students. A prize will be awarded to the winner of the contest.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Friday, February 9, 2018
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Commemorate the end of MLK Week with an act of service. Sign up to participate in a community service activity, either as an individual, or as part of a university group.
Groups registering will be paired with community service sites on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration deadline is 5PM on Friday, January 26th.