Image of MLK with text reading '16th Annual MLK Week, February 1-6'

MLK Week 2021 | February 1–6

We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history there is such a thing as being too late.   -MLK, Jr.


Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? (1967) was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s final book. In this volume, he offered an analysis of race relations within the United States and a pathway forward in the civil rights revolution.

At present, many of Dr. King’s dreams have yet to be realized and the fight for justice continues to persist. This year, in the face of so much loss, we have been presented—and will continue to be presented—with choices. Do we strive for chaos, or fully embrace community and coalition building?

In recognition of the fact that "human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable," MLK's legacy continues to embody action in silence, noncompliance in the face of injustice, and care for others in response to neglect. This year the NYU MLK Week Planning Committee, in collaboration with the Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation, charges you to not only reflect on your personal hopes for change, but to take action in pursuit of achieving a liberated future for historically marginalized and oppressed communities.

We invite all members of the NYU community to deepen their understanding of MLK and his legacy by attending this year's events.

Check out how MLK's legacy has impacted the NYU Community!