NYU's 17th Annual MLK Week, February 7-12, "The Beautiful Struggle for the New World"

MLK Week 2022 | February 7–12

“The revolutionary spirit is already world-wide. If the anger of the peoples of the world at the injustice of things is to be channeled into a revolution of love and creativity, we must begin now to work, urgently, with all the peoples, to shape a new world.” —Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (“The Trumpet of Conscience,” 1967)


As a global community, we continue to navigate a pandemic that has disrupted society and daily life as we once knew it. Across the globe, the interconnectedness of our experiences during this historic time has united us in an opportunity to envision a new reality defined by uncertainty, upheaval, and—at the same time—new possibilities.

It is this radical undoing of the world to which we have collectively become accustomed that has opened the door for a difficult, yet beautiful, struggle for a new world: A new world in which we work together, across communities, to conceptualize, build, and actualize our new reality. A new world that is transformative, dynamic, and critical to securing a future in which we are proud to live.

As we move forward in solidarity with the myriad communities around us, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s teachings continue to embody change, championing difference, and a commitment to unearthing new possibilities. During this year of continued challenges, change, and adversity, the NYU MLK Week Planning Committee, in collaboration with the Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation, charges the NYU community to recommit to this continuous and bitter struggle for a new world by attending this year's NYU MLK Week events.

“Now, let us begin. Now let us rededicate ourselves to the long and bitter—but beautiful—struggle for a new world." —Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (“Beyond Vietnam,” 1967)

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