The MIT community gathers every February at a celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Speakers have included leaders who are prominent both nationally and in the local Boston/Cambridge community, in accordance with Dr. King’s dual emphasis on global and local issues. The theme for MIT’s 46th Annual MLK Celebration is:

MIT Spotlight 20 January 2020 MIT is closed today to commemorate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. Multiple other programs at the Institute also work to honor and advance Dr. King’s legacy. History MIT began its annual commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1975, seven years after his assassination. The memorial activities featured a breakfast

From MIT News, 14 January 2020 School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Kenda Mutongi [MIT MLK 2017-18] discusses the connection between Kenyan widows and the #MeToo movement, myths of African entrepreneurship, and the wider implications of her research. MIT Professor Kenda Mutongi teaches courses in African history, world history, and gender history. She is

ICEO will be sponsoring a table at the upcoming 50th Anniversary of the Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial Breakfast. The 10 seats are offered to MIT employees on a first come first served basis.  This year, the Memorial is being held on Monday, January 20, 2020 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.  Anniversary Reception begins

Eighth Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. – Inspired Art Contest and Performance#MLK20MIT Win cash prizes up to $100 each! SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, February 3, 2020 (11:59 pm EST) The MLK Planning Committee just launched its search for this year’s MLK Art Installation Contest. All forms of print/digital art will be accepted and all faculty, staff &

  WHEN: Monday, 13 January 202011:45am-1pm   Creating More Inclusive Organizations: Appearance Policies and Authenticity Dr. Opie’s presentation on authenticity and inclusion invites audience members to consider how organizational appearance policies may inhibit or facilitate employee diversity, inclusion and belonging. ​Individuals who’ve participated in similar workshops have said: ● Amazing!!! Phenomenal! Thought provoking!!! Think differently!

  WHEN: Sunday, 19 January 20203:00-4:30pm WHERE: Paresky Auditorium, Williams CollegeWilliamstown, MA 01267     Ethan Zuckerman, a 2016 MIT MLK Leadership Awardee, will be a panelist on the MLK Day 2020 Williams College Alumni Panel on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Williams College in Williamstown, MA. Zuckerman directs the Center for Civic Media at

  From Boston Globe, 9 December 2019: More than 200 academics from across the United States and other countries denounced Harvard University’s decision to deny tenure to a professor of Latinx Studies, in a letter sent to the university’s president on Monday. Harvard’s decision on Lorgia García Peña [2018-19 MIT MLK Visiting Professor]— who teaches Latinx literatures

UPDATE: The deadline for the MLK Leadership Awards has been extended by one week to Friday, December 6th . We strongly encourage you to nominate a deserving member of the MIT community.  You still have time! Tips on writing a nomination can be found at https://diversity.mit.edu/mlk-leadership-award/nomination-tips/ . Kindly,Acia Adams-HeathCo-lead, Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Planning Committee To