Ursinus Celebrates MLK Week

Ursinus College will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement during a week of inquiry, reflection and service January 21 to 25.

The college’s annual MLK Week begins with a day of service on Jan. 21 and also includes lightning talks, film screenings, receptions, conversations and presentations, in addition to the prominently-displayed words of African American artists, writers, activists and performers throughout campus.

Additionally, the Berman Museum of Art will have four works on temporary display on January 23, 24 and 25 in celebration of MLK Week. These works will be displayed in the Works on Paper Seminar Room and available for class and group visits. Please make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance.

The celebration will also include a launch event for the inclusive community projects that were awarded funding. One project, “One Book, One Ursinus,” invites members of the campus community to read a common text—Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie—and participate in small-group discussions and talks throughout the spring. To receive a free copy of the book, come to the Bears’ Den in Wismer Center on January 24 between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. 

Advance registration may be required for some events. For a complete list of MLK Week events and for more information, visit the MLK Week page on the Institute for Inclusion and Equity website.