The Constant Pursuit of Justice: Community MLK Events

January 5, 2024 by

Location: Multiple Locations

Date: Jan 15, 2024 - Jan 31, 2024

MLK giving speechSchool of Medicine faculty, staff, trainees, students and local community members are invited to attend a range of events in January that will celebrate the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.

Community MLK Celebrations

UVA Health: The National Day of Racial Healing Special Luncheon

Tuesday, Jan. 16 | 12-1 p.m | Claude Moore Education Building Learning Studio, Rm 1110
Guest speaker: Rev. Dr. Alvin Edwards of Mount Zion Baptist Church | Theme: Racial Healing: The Heart of Racial Equity. RSVP here.

11th Annual UVA Health System Awards Dinner

Thursday, Jan. 18 | 6 p.m. | The Rotunda
Theme: The Constant Pursuit of Justice|Guest Speaker: the newly elected Honorable Juandiego Wade, Mayor of Charlottesville |RSVP by Friday, January, 12 | Registration required for in-person dinner | Separate registration required for virtual attendance.

Screening of The Space Race

Friday, Jan. 19 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Rice Hall, 130
Remarks after the film from UVA alum and NASA astronaut Leland Melvin.

39th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Charlottesville Community Celebration: Honoring the Dream

Sunday, Jan. 21 | 5 p.m. | Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church
Keynote speaker will be award-winning author and activist, Jocelyn Nicole Johnson.

Looking Back at the Harlem Renaissance

Wednesday, Jan. 24 | 3 p.m. | virtual
Join Lifetime Learning and the UVA Library for a virtual tour of this exhibition, featuring the visionary works of writers, artists, and thinkers whose creative and intellectual pursuits defined Black American identity and political consciousness.

Keynote Event: We Are Called to Be a Movement

Thursday, Jan. 25 | 6 p.m. | The Paramount Theater
Rev. William J. Barber II will deliver the keynote address.

The Right to a Quality Education

Wednesday, Jan. 31 | 4:30 p.m. | Pavilion VII
Kimberly Jenkins Robinson, the Martha Lubin Karsh and Bruce A. Karsh Bicentennial Professor of Law and the Director of the Education Rights Institute, will discuss how existing law and policy fails to protect access for all students to a high-quality K-12 education.

Source: UVA Community MLK Celebration Calendar of Events

Filed Under: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Events