For the 14th consecutive year, NYU will commemorate Dr. King’s visit and his legacy by hosting a week-long schedule of special events. The theme for this year’s NYU Martin Luther King, Jr. Week is, What's Left of the Dream?
The highlight of the week will be the NYU MLK Week University-Wide Event on Thursday, February 7th. The event will feature a conversation with contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, Roxane Gay. An editor and culture critic, Gay is the author of the books Ayiti, An Untamed State, the New York Times bestselling Bad Feminist, the nationally bestselling Difficult Women, and New York Times bestselling Hunger: A Memoir of My Body. Other panelists include Tony®, Emmy®, and Grammy® Award-winning actress, singer, and songwriter, Cynthia Erivo; comedian, writer, and podcaster, Hari Kondabolu; and discussion moderator, NYU professor in the Silver School of Social Work and human rights advocate, Kirk A. James. Manthia Diawara, writer, filmmaker, and NYU Professor of Comparative Literature and Film, will receive this year’s MLK Humanitarian Award; while musician, playwright, author, educator, and NYU alum AMYRA will perform.
Please RSVP - print out your confirmation email (or be prepared to show it on your mobile device) to get a ticket at the door. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis so please arrive early! We look forward to seeing you there!
*This event is free and open to the public.
**This event is wheelchair accessible and there will be American Sign Language interpreters present. It is a priority to make our events INCLUSIVE & ACCESSIBLE. For specific accommodations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours before this event.
Photos from the 2019 MLK Week University-Wide Event