MIT 49th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

MIT 49th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Wednesday, 8 February 2023, 11am-1pm | Morss Hall, Walker Memorial 142, Memorial Dr, MIT, Cambridge, MA

Institute Community and Equity Office (ICEO)

2023 MIT MLK Celebration poster

On February 8th, 2023 from 11:00am to 1:00pm the community will gather in Walker Memorial and virtually to honor Dr. King’s legacy with a series of activities, highlighting this year’s theme:

“Let us uphold the flame for fairness & justice. There’s a certain kind of fire that must not be extinguished”.


RSVP here to attend the luncheon.

The event will also be live-streamed here, no registration required.


Program and Speakers

Host: MIT President Dr. Sally Kornbluth

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Angela Y. Davis, feminist and writer

Master of Ceremonies: Myles I. Noel ’24, Course 5

Undergraduate Speaker: Nicole Harris ’24, Course 20; Black Students' Union (BSU) Co-Chair

Graduate Speaker: Jaleesa Trapp, PhD Student; MIT Media Lab

Staff Speaker: Steven N. Branch, MPAc; Associate Director, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, MIT Sloan School of Management