Martin Luther King Jr. Week

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Building the Beloved Community: His Words Still Speak

Our annual MLK Week took place January 16 - 22, 2023 with a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement. 

Stay tuned for information on the current year’s programming in January of 2024. 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ongoing Programs and Activities

MLK Week at the Berman Museum

Opening January 20, 2023, Essential Work is a new exhibition that brings together a diverse group of international artists to examine questions of labor and value. Together, they posit artwork as essential to our society as it seeks new ways to connect, communicate, and understand our world. Featuring work by Amy Hicks, Rose Lowder, Nicole McLaughlin, Warren Neidich, Fernando Orellana, Ruth Prieto Arenas, and Rebecca Szeto.

Resources and Reflection

  • These useful resources are available on MLK Day 2023 and many are available before and after as well.

For your convenience, the Beloved Community Committee and the UCARE office share these resources for use before, during, and after MLK Day 2023. The reflection activity is for use by any and all participants in the MLK Day of Service.

Quotes on Display

As an Ursinus tradition, when students return in January, the campus features prominent quotes by African American thinkers, writers, artists, scientists, and people of faith. In recent years, the college has included more quotes by scientists, including NASA’s Ron McNair Jr., the astronaut who was killed in the Challenger disaster; and Katherine Johnson, the mathematician and scientist for NASA who was immortalized in Hidden Figures. In 2021 new quotes by Toni Morrison, the late Congressman John Lewis, and Vice-President Kamala Harris were added.

MLK Week Essay Contest

The 2023 contest for students in grades 5 through 8 is now closed. Thank you for all of the wonderful entries. Winners will be notified after MLK Day 2023.

Your Event?

If you have a campus event or program that you would like to share for MLK Week 2023, please complete the consideration form.

2023 MLK Day of Service Gallery

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