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2018 MLK Celebration

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina
  • Martin Luther King Jr. speaker at Celebration at Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Group at Celebration at Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina
  • Singer at Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration participants at Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration participants at Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration participants at Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration participants at Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina

36th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

By All Means Keep Moving

JANUARY 12-14
KEEP REFLECTING
Civil Rights Trip to Memphis, TN (National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Hotel; Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum)
The trip is open to all undergraduate and graduate students.
Application process and costs associated with participation. 
Applications are now closed.
Sponsored by the Office of Inclusion and Equity

JANUARY 15
KEEP SERVING
Day of Service -
8:00am - 1:30pm, Hendrix Ballrooms A & B
Volunteer opportunities for the Day of Service will be available for sign up by December.
Blood Drive - 10:00am - 3:00pm, Hendrix Meeting Rooms A & B

JANUARY 16
KEEP HONORING
Commemorative Service
2018 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Mrs. Jennifer Pinckney, chair of the Clementa C. Pinckeny Foundation, and widow of the late SC Senator Clementa C. Pinckney
6:00pm, Brooks Center for the Performing Arts
Free and open to the Public.

JANUARY 17
KEEP ADVOCATING
Oratorical Contest
The 2018 MLK Oratorical Competition will provide Clemson undergraduate and graduate students and faculty and staff the opportunity to speak on the aspects of Dr. King's words from his speech, By All Means Keep Moving.
Clemson University students (undergraduate and graduate), staff or faculty are eligible to compete for a grand prize. Click here for selection guidelines and application.
6:00pm, McKissick Theater, Hendrix Student Center
Sponsored by the Minority Student Success Initiative

JANUARY 18
KEEP LEARNING
Tunnel of Oppression
1:00pm - 7:00pm, Hendrix Student Center, Ballrooms A & B
Tunnel of Oppression is a simulation, acted out by members of our campus community that depict real-life scenarios of power, privilege and oppression experienced by marginalized populations in our society. Past years scenes highlighted issues such a racism, homophobia, and college rape culture.

This year, we invite students/student organizations to submit a script or story that depicts themes from, but not limited to, the list below:

  1. Race
  2. Sexual Orientation
  3. Religion
  4. Ableism
  5. Gender
  6. Socio-Economic Status
  7. Age
  8. National Origin
  9. First Language

The scripts/stories selected will win a $75 monetary award. An additional $150 will be given to the room voted Most Impactful. Please submit your script/story in a Word document and e-mail them to Navi Kaur navprek@clemson.edu or Jason Combs jsingle@clemson.edu. If you would prefer a more anonymous form of submission you can bring hard copies to the Gantt Multicultural Center (Brackett 300) and leave them at the front desk. All script ideas are due by Monday, November 20th. If you have any questions or would like an example of a script from a previous Tunnel experience, please let us know.

Check back for continous updates as the Annual MLK Celebration draws closer. For more information, contact Kendra Stewart-Tillman.

If you missed the 2017 keynote speech by Dr. Walter Kimbrough, you can watch the full Commemorative Service here!

If you missed the 2016 keynote speech by Ms. Sybrina Fulton, you can watch the full Commemorative Service here!