Annual UF MLK Jr. Celebration

Published: January 16th, 2013

Category: Memos

Jarrod Cruz, Director of Intercultural Engagement, UF MLK Celebration Chair

Multicultural & Diversity Affairs is proud to showcase the annual University of Florida Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration 2013. The University of Florida celebrates Dr. King’s legacy and his commitment to social justice through a collaborative campus-wide celebration of educational programs, social events and service initiatives designed to empower participants to use their strengths, passions, and talents to better the lives of others and impact their community. This year’s celebration will be from Monday, January 21st through Thursday, January 31st.

A highlight of some of this year’s events is listed below. We encourage you to come out and support one or many of these events, share them with your students or print and display an events calendar that can be downloaded from our website around your office/area/unit. Our website is Many of the events/programs below have been sponsored or co-sponsored by departments and units across the campus. Descriptions and sponsors for each of the events/programs below can be found online.

Monday, January 21
Day of Service [SERVICE]
Gator Wesley Foundation

Monday, January 21
Day of Service Reflection & Celebration of Dr. King [SERVICE]
Gator Wesley Foundation

Monday, January 21
King Celebration Annual Commemorative March [COURAGE] 12:00pm Bo Diddley Plaza

Tuesday, January 22
Ain’t I A Woman!  [TRUTH]
Reitz Union, Rion Ballroom

Wednesday, January 23
Religious Involvement Opportunities Fair  [COMPASSION] 10:00-2:00pm
Reitz Union Colonnade

Thursday, January 24
Channeling Your Inner Rosa Parks: Women’s Activism Then and Now  [COURAGE]
Ustler Hall Atrium

Friday, January 25
The Legacy of Dr. King and the Integration of the University of Florida  [TRUTH]
Ustler Hall Atrium

Friday, January 25
Candlelight Vigil  [COMPASSION]
Reitz Union Amphitheatre

Saturday, January 26
The Forum Project  [JUSTICE]
George A. Smathers Library 1A

Tuesday, January 29
Keynote Speaker: An Evening with Dr. Michael Eric Dyson  [TRUTH]
Grand Ballroom, Reitz Union

Wednesday, January 30
Human Rights by Human Hands Art Show  [JUSTICE]
Orange & Brew, Reitz Union

There are additional affiliated events supported by the UF MLK Celebration Steering Committee. Please see the website for more information. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Jarrod Cruz at or (352) 392-1217 x246.

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