2020 MLK Celebration

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

38th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

2020 Vision: Looking Back, Pushing Forward

JANUARY 17-19
Civil Rights Trip to North Carolina (Greensboro and Charlotte)
The trip is open to all undergraduate and graduate students.
$55 per particpant (includes travel, lodging and museum entrance.) 
Applications are now closed.
Sponsored by the Division of Inclusion and Equity

JANUARY 20
Day of Service -
8:00am - 1:30pm, Hendrix Ballrooms A & B
Registration will open closer to the event.
Blood Drive - 11:00pm - 4:00pm, Hendrix Meeting Rooms A & B

JANUARY 21
Commemorative Service
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Dorothy Yancy,
President Emerita of Johnson C. Smith University and Shaw University
6:00pm, Brooks Center for the Performing Arts
Free and open to the Public.

JANUARY 23
Tunnel of Oppression
12:00pm - 6:00pm, 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.

Call for 2020 Tunnel of Oppression Scripts and Volunteers

We are accepting scripts or stories that depict themes from, but not limited to the following list:

  • Race
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Religion
  • Ableism
  • Gender
  • Socio-Economic Status
  • Age
  • National Origin
  • First Language

The scripts/stories selected will win a monetary award. All script ideas are due by Monday, December 2nd. To submit a script, please complete this form


Additionally, volunteers serve in a variety of capacities, including: Set-up crew, actor, Tunnel of Oppression tour guide, dialogue facilitator, and clean-up crew. To volunteer, please sign up here

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Tunnel of Oppression, contact Sarah Dumas at dumas@clemson.edu or Tia Adelson at ladelso@clemson.edu 

 

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!