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MLK day may be over but Northwestern's MLK week continues with free events

Northwestern University’s weeklong Martin Luther King Jr. celebration continues with free events that are open to the public.


Civil Rights and Social Justice, “Calling All Voices,” 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, McCormick Tribune Forum, 1870 Campus Drive. This panel discussion will be led by five Fellows from Northwestern’s Public Voices Fellowship. Panelists will share their thoughts on how a diversity of voices engaged in public discourse leads to greater social justice. A reception will follow. For more information, visit flyer.pdf.

Screening of “King: A Filmed Record,” 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, 40 Arts Circle Drive. Featuring archival footage without narration, “King” documents Martin Luther King Jr.’s civil rights activism from 1955 to 1968. Complimentary refreshments will be offered during intermission.

“Harambee,” 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, Norris University Center, Louis Room, 1999 Campus Drive. Swahili for “pull together,” Harambee is the annual kick-off event for Black History month. Co-sponsored by African American Student Affairs and For Members Only: Northwestern’s Black Student Alliance, the event includes free food, student performances and the presentation of this year’s Gardner/Exum Scholarship winners.

Campus Observance: Keynote speaker Myrlie Evers-Williams, 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, observance at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive. In addition to Evers-Williams’ keynote address, the campus observance will include choral and jazz performances by Northwestern students. Tickets are not required; seating will be on a first-come, first-seated basis. Doors will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the event.


“The Wheels of Inevitability? An Examination of the Current Supreme Court’s Civil Rights Precedent” panel discussion, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, Arthur Rubloff Building, Room 150, 375 E. Chicago Ave. The discussion is co-sponsored by the Black Law Students Association and the American Constitution Society.

DREAM Week Reception, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, Northwestern Law School Atrium, 375 E. Chicago Ave. Co-sponsored by the Black Law Students Association. Advance responses are requested but not required at

For more information on these and other Northwestern events commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. visit in Evanston or in Chicago.

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