Calendar of Events
Calendar of Events
Wednesday, February 2*
Black Global Consciousness feat. Dr. Angela Davis | Virtual Event | 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. EST/7:30 – 8:45 p.m. GST
The Office of Inclusion and Equity at NYUAD presents Black Global Consciousness. Following the resurgence of social movements challenging the status quo on social inequity and racial inequality, words such as ‘colonialism’, ‘systemic racism’, and ‘access’ remain central in global conversations today and even more so during Black History Month. The essence of this month is to challenge systems of oppression embedded in institutions and knowledge production for the upliftment of Black people. Often considered an import of “American ideologies'', Dr. Angela Davis and Dr. Ann Morning will explore Black History Month as a tool for highlighting the importance of diverse and inclusive conversations about the Black experience and historical knowledge in the global context.
* special pre-week event
Monday, February 7
The Promised Land: Our New World | Virtual Event | 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. EST
If the last two years have shown us anything, it is that change can be unexpected, complex, and bittersweet. There often lies beauty in this experience, as challenge and change are vital to constructing a new world.
Just as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. proclaimed to have looked over and seen the Promised Land, and just as we as a people have descended valleys, so too can we come together to climb mountains. Join us for a multidisciplinary conversation that reflects on the challenges and changes we've collectively experienced over the last year, envisions what the "Promised Land" looks like for the Black community, and explores the tangible actions we all must take to create this new world together.
Tuesday, February 8
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award Ceremony | Virtual Event | 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. EST
On Tuesday, February 8th we will host a virtual ceremony honoring the receipients of the 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award.
The New York University Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award is sponsored by the Offices of the President and Provost, in partnership with the Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation. The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding faculty who exemplify the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through teaching excellence, leadership, social justice activism, and community building. In addition, these faculty make a positive impact within the classroom and in the greater NYU community.
Program information will be announced in January 2022.
NYU Steinhardt Graduate Student Organization (GSO) MLK Oratorical Contest | Virtual Event | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. EST
Hosted by the NYU Steinhardt Graduate Student Organization (GSO), this year's MLK Oratorical Contest will feature a variety of performances from graduate student orators, poets, musicians, actors, dancers, and more. Performances will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and center around this year's theme: The Beautiful Struggle for a New World.
All NYU graduate students are encouraged to apply to perform in this year's competition.
Thursday, February 10
University-Wide Event | Virtual Event | 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. EST
As we continue to navigate this time of challenge, change, and adversity, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s teachings remind us of the critical opportunity we have to work together across communities to envision, build, and actualize a new reality. In the words of Dr. King, it is our commitment to the revolutionary spirit that drives the beautiful struggle for a new world—and along with it—the reimagining of new, transformative possibilities.
Occurring as a virtual event, this year's marquee will feature a conversation between special guests and Dr. Lisa Coleman.
Friday, February 11
Friday with RAPtivist Aisha Fukushima | Virtual Event | 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST
Join RAPtivist (rap activist), Aisha Fukushima, in a virtual space that offers an opportunity to explore the power of your voice and creativity as a portal for changemaking (from the inside out). This event will involve music, movement, creative writing, and mindfulness. It will be a space to decompress and get refreshed. Aisha invites you to have a notebook and pen ready, to join from a comfortable space if possible, and to come as you are. All are welcome.
Saturday, February 12
Zoom In on Food Activism | MLK Day of Service Workshop | Virtual Event | 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. EST
Dr. King's legacy and teachings remind us that engaging in service is a powerful way to bring people together to advocate for change. In this workshop, NYU Service will facilitate a conversation on the food systems in the United States, and how these systems lead individuals to experience food insecurity. Attendees will learn how to get active in serving our local community and beyond.
The Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation invites the NYU community to join in celebrating the rich history and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Among the various programs organized by the NYU MLK Week Planning Committee, all schools, offices, and student organizations are encouraged to organize events throughout and beyond NYU MLK Week 2022. These programs should seek to educate, and encourage community engagement with various social justice topics.
Submission Deadline: Friday, January 21, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. EST
Call for Programs!
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