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Cutler Hall, as viewed from the College Gate

2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Join us in celebration all week long, starting Monday, Jan. 21

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

week of events

Ohio University celebrates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. throughout the month of January. The 2019 celebration carries the theme, "King's Vision: Humanity tied in a Single Garment of Destiny, " and is coordinated by the University's MLK Jr. Celebration Planning Committee.


To honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with an inclusive OHIO and Athens community tribute that highlights equality and social justice issues. We honor Dr. King for his work toward racial equality and justice for all people and for his dedication to nonviolence.

Schedule of Events

The 2018-19 Dr. Martin Luther King- Jr. -Celebration will officially begin on Monday, January 21st.


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Silent March and Brunch 

Monday, January 21, 2019


March: Meet in front of Galbreath Memorial Chapel



Brunch: Baker University Center Ballroom

Contact Winsome (chunnu@ohio.edu) to purchase brunch tickets

Artist Carrie Mae Weems Lecture 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019


Baker University Center Ballroom

Career & Leadership Development Center: Black Excellence Panel 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Panel Discussion: 6:00pm-7:00pm

Networking Hour: 7:00pm-8:00pm

Amanda J. Cunningham Center, Baker University Center 366

Faith Acts - "King's Vision: An Essential Alternative to Now"

Wednesday, January 23, 2019


Rev. Dr. Dorsey Odell Blake

Galbreath Memorial Chapel

Click here for more information

2019 Charity Basketball Game 

Thursday, January 24, 2019


Ping Recreation Center Area D

Entry Fee: non-perishable or personal care item

(For more information contact Tamika Williams (williat8@ohio.edu)

Artist Carrie Mae Weems Art Gallery Reception 

Thursday, January 24, 2019


Kennedy Museum of Art

LGBT Center: Self-Care & Activism 

Friday, January 25, 2019

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Baker 354

MLK Jr. Celebration Arts Cypher 

Friday, January 25, 2019


Baker University Center Theatre

  • The MLK Jr. Celebration Committee is seeking performers for this event. The evening is set aside for poets, singers, dancers and actors to perform socially conscious works of art in an open stage non-competitive format. 

    To reserve a spot to perform or ask questions, please contact event coordinators Earl Hopkins at eh032114@ohio.edu or George E. Mauzy Jr. at 740-597-1794 or mauzy@ohio.edu. All performers will receive a thank you gift and a reception will be held in the Theatre lounge following the event.


Day of Service 

Saturday, January 26, 2019


Athens Campus and surrounding area

Register for individual projects on org sync

  • Passion works 
  • United Campus Ministry 
  • Athens County Food  Pantry
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Arts West 
  • The Athens Village 
  • Coolville leaf raking project 

Athens County School Supply Drive 

Through Jan. 31

Locations for Donation Box:

  • Baker Center 3rd Floor Atrium
  • Alden Library 2nd Floor
  • Baker Center 361
  • McCracken Hall

2018-19 Dr. Martin Luther King- Jr. -Celebration Committee Members


  • Tyrone Carr

    Special Assistant to the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion

  • Director of Interlink Alliance

  • carrt@ohio.edu


  • Tamika Williams

    Assistant Director for Diversity and Inclusion for the Career and Leadership Development Center


Committee Members

  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

  • Winsome Chunnu

    Director of Multicultural Center

  • Theda Gibbs

    Assistant Professor, Teacher Education

  • Amanda Graham

    Executive Assistant, Diversity and Inclusion

  • Barbara Harrison

    Assistant Director, Off Campus Living

  • Christopher Kennedy

    Digital Designer, University Communications and Marketing

  • George Mauzy

    Multimedia Content Specialist, University Communications and Marketing

  • Rev. Evan Young

    Campus Minister, United Campus Ministry

  • Lacey Rogers

    Assistant Director, United Campus Ministry