2023 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration
Continuing the Dream
MLK Commemoration Service held at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts.
2023 MLK Day Events
We invite students, faculty, staff and community members to participate in the programs listed for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration at Clemson University. We offer a variety of opportunities to learn, serve and engage with activities to help us remember the importance of King’s teachings about respecting human rights, understanding social justice and doing what’s right.
Monday, 1.16.23 | Day of Service
8:00am – 12:00pm
Hendrix Student Center Ballrooms
The MLK Day of Service is intended to be a day “on” to celebrate MLK’s legacy and support his belief in the creation of a beloved community. Participants can choose the project that best meets your availability and interest in community engagement. Transportation will be provided to and from the service sites. Breakfast provided. Registration required. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mlk-day-of-service-2023-tickets-478169647287?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=escb.
Tuesday, 1.17.23 | 41st annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Keynote Program
Brooks Center for the Performing Arts
Speaker: Yolanda Renee King (granddaughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)
The Commemorative event will include Keynote speaker, Yolanda Renee King. Yolanda is the sole grandchild of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King. She was named in honor of her aunt, Yolanda Denise King, who died a little more than a year before she was born. As a young activist, Yolanda has earned the respect and admiration of her generation for her outspoken support of the ongoing work to fulfill the great dream her grandfather shared with America. MLK Excellence in Service awards will also be awarded. Event is open to the public.
Watch the recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OI8vpDNizpE.
Thursday, 1.19.23 | Oratorical Competition
Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through the art of public speaking. Hosted by the Pi Alpha chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, this event provides students, faculty and staff the opportunity to submit and perform a speech inspired by King’s “I Have a Dream.” To sign up for the competition, please use this link: bit.ly/MLK23Oratorical.
Past MLK Day Events
2022 Celebration featuring Dr. Marc Lamont Hill
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