15th Annual MLK Week, February 3-8


Thurs. February 6th, 2021 @ 7PM | Skirball Center | 566 LaGuardia Place

For the 15th consecutive year NYU commemorated Dr. King’s visit to NYU, and his impactful legacy, by hosting a week-long schedule of special events.

The highlight of the week was the NYU MLK Week University-Wide Event on Thursday, February 6th. Tarana Burke, advocate & founder of the 'me too.' Movement, spoke in conversation with Dolores Huerta, founder & president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation; and activist, social entrepreneur & founder of Voto Latino, María Teresa Kumar. The conversation was moderated by professor & director for the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at NYU, Dr. Gayatri Gopinath, as our speakers discussed the impact of Dr. King's legacy, and those who furthered his mission. Singer, actress, educator, and NYU graduate student Nyla Watson (Steinhardt, ‘20) performed, accompanied by NYU alumna, Rachel Dean (TSOA, ‘17).

Dr. Deborah Willis, University professor and chair of the department of photography & imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts, and director of the NYU Institute of African American Affairs and Center for Black Visual Culture, was awarded the 2020 MLK Humanitarian Award.


*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 mlkweek@nyu.edu at least 24 hours before this event.