48th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

48th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

10 February 2022 | 11am to 1pm | Virtual Event

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MIT's 48th Annual celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held virtually on February 10th at 11am. Join the MIT community in fellowship, remembrance, and song! 

Hosted by: President Rafael Reif.

Featured Keynote Speaker

Dr. Eddie S. Glaude, Jr is a passionate educator, author, political commentator, and public intellectual who examines the complex dynamics of the American experience. His most recent book, the New York Times bestseller Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for our Own, takes an exhaustive look at Black communities, the difficulties of race in the United States and the challenges we face as a democracy. Combining a scholar's knowledge of history, a political commentator's take on the latest events, and an activist's passion for social justice, Glaude challenges all of us to examine our collective American conscience.


11:00AM - 12:30PM Celebration

Remarks by Keynote Speaker Dr. Eddie S. Glaude, Jr; President L. Rafael Reif; Carolyn Carrington, Staff; Ufuoma Ovienmhada, G; and Brian Williams, UG

Presentation of the 2022 MLK Jr, Leadership Award Winners

Musical selections by the Morning Star Baptist Church Choir

12:30PM - 1:00PM Community Connections

Questions regarding the program should be directed to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Activities Planning Committee via email to mitmlkcelebration@mit.edu.

Photo Submission
The theme of the 2022 MLK Celebration is "Open your mind and heart to truth and love." MIT community members are encouraged to share a photo that captures a moment of truth and love. From these photos, we will create a slideshow to be shared during the celebration.  

Due to capacity limitations, not all photos are guaranteed to be included in the slideshow. Please submit your photos when you register! 

The deadline to submit a photo is February 8 at 12:00PM EST.

An ASL interpreter will be provided during the 11:00AM - 12:30PM EST portion of the program. To request other disability accommodations, please contact MIT Conference Services at conferences-www@mit.edu

Cancellations and Changes 
If your plans change, please cancel your registration. Requests for cancellations, substitutions, or other changes may be made online or by emailing conferences-www@mit.edu.