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34th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration

Monday, January 21, 2019
MLK, Jr. Day of Service
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Alumni Hall, HUB-Robeson Center

Please join us in alumni hall on January 21st, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We will meet in Alumni Hall to disseminate into sites on campus and in the State College community. Please be sure to wear warm clothes in case you are outside. T-shirts and food will be provided.

Group Sign-Up Closes December 9

    Tuesday, January 22, 2019
    MLK Birthday Remembrance
    MLK Plaza 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

    In collaboration with the State College Borough, join us for a moment of remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King and then to Federal Taphouse for hot chocolate.


    Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
    Poetry Slam: More Than a Dream…

    State College High Cafeteria

    All middle school to high school students are encouraged to submit a poem or an essay based of the topic, “More Than a Dream…” The prompt is attached here. Submissions are due by January 7 at midnight.

    All individuals will be notified to perform their poem or essay on January 23 where 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be announced.


    Thursday, January 24, 2019
    Speak for Peace

    6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:40 p.m.)
    Heritage Hall, HUB-Robeson Center

    Speak for Peace is an oratorical contest and is also put on with the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, INC. During the event contestants will recite their essays live in front of a panel of judges to win a book scholarship. This event will also have performers, an educational component that aligns with the theme and food! No tickets are required for the event, and seating along with food will be on a first come, first serve basis.


    Friday, January 25, 2019
    Evening Celebration

    5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
    Schwab Auditorium

    This culminating event of the week will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King through various performances and distinguished speakers covering the topic of Student Activism. Distinguished speakers will be announced on January 14, 2019.

    • Tickets will not be available prior to the event.
    • Tickets will be available on a first come first serve basis.
    • Doors open at 5:30 p.m.