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** UPDATE 1/20/15 at 3:36PM: Thank you for your interest to attend the 13th Annual MLK Jr. Celebration featuring Keynote Speaker Julian Bond! This is event is sold out but the livestream can be viewed @ the KIVA (Student Center) or by using the link below.**

13th Annual Martin L. King, Jr. Celebration

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 at 4 P.M.
Ballroom, Kent Student Center

Honor the Dream

Program overview:

Opening Remarks                   

Black National Anthem

Provost's Welcome

Presentation of the 2015 Diversity Trailblazer Award                       

 MLK Commemorative Overview / Honor the Dream

 MLK Celebration Kick-off

Reflections: Empowering the Individual, Strengthen the Community, Honor the Dream

Student Film

Closing Comments

Honor the Dream March

(For more information on any of the MLK events please call the Department of Diversity & Inclusion Leadership @ 330-672-2569)


  • The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically—that is the goal of true education.

  • Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.

  • Life's most persistent and urgent questions is, 'What are you doing for others?'

  • Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

MLK Commemorative Events

Monday, January 19, 2015

9 A.M. - 2 P.M.
“Just” for a Day
Annual MLK Jr. Day of Service
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Thursday, January 22, 2015

University Dialogue Series Presents: Race in America: Journey for Peace Student Forum and Silent March
1:30 P.M. -3:15 P.M.
African Community Theatre
2nd Floor Oscar Ritchie Hall

3:15 P.M.
MLK Jr. Memorial March from Ritchie Hall to the Kent Student Center Ballroom

4 P.M.
Keynote Speaker, Julian Bond, “Crossing the Color Line”
Kent Student Center Ballroom

Friday, January 23, 2015
Cultural Extravaganza
6 P.M. - 8 P.M.
Kent Student Center Kiva

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Game of Life
4:30 P.M. - 7 P.M.
Kent Student Center Ballroom