Jan. 19 - Mar. 19, 2017  

MLK @ The Frost Museum Exhibit

Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum (MMC)  See Frost hours
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017

MLK Commemorative Breakfast 

Graham Center  Ballrooms (MMC) 8 am
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017

MLK Day of Service

Varies across Miami 7:30 am
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017

MLK Parade (FIU Contingency)

Bus leaves FIU from Parking Lot 5 (MMC)   7:30 am
Tues., Jan. 17, 2017

MLK Dinner

Graham Center Ballrooms (MMC) 7 pm
Wed., Jan. 18, 2017

Robert M. Coatie MLK Youth Forum 

Wolfe Center Ballrooms (BBC) 10 am

Thurs. Jan. 19, 2017

MLK@The Frost Art Museum Lecture

Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Musuem (MMC) 4 pm

Thurs., Jan. 19, 2017

MLK @ The Frost Art Museum Opening Reception  

Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum (MMC)   5 pm
Tues., Jan. 24, 2017

MLK Evening with the McKnight Fellows     

Graham Center Rm 243 (MMC) 6 pm
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017

MLK Movie Night

Graham Center Rm 140 (MMC) 5 & 8 pm
Thurs., Feb. 2, 2017

MLK Let's Talk Community

MARC Pavillion (MMC) 9 am - 9:30 pm

2017 Theme: 'The Path to Peace Begins with Me'

MLK Commemorative Breakfast

The 2017 MLK Commemorative breakfast features keynote speaker Charles A Bonner, a Civil Rights Trials Attorney. 

2017 Keynote Speaker and Program Details


Mr. Charles A. Bonner, Civil Rights Trial Attorney, Author, The Bracelet

MLK Day of Service

This event is a collaborative effort between the Center for Leadership and Service and Multicultural Programs & Services. Hundreds of FIU student volunteers are engaged in a one day project aimed at restoring and beautifying a targeted area in Miami-Dade County.

MLK Day of Service is on January 14. For questions please contact Peter Melnik at (305) 919-5360 or (305) 348-6995.

Robert M. Coatie Youth Forum and Peace Walk

The Robert M. Coatie Youth Forum follows in the spirit of the MLK Commemorative Breakfast. While the focus is to target middle and high school students, the dedication is at the same level in bringing renowned speakers to inspire these youths to not only achieve their best, but to follow the ideals of Dr. King in their everyday lives. 

2017 Keynote Speaker and Program Details

Ms. LeToya Stairs

Ms. LeToya Stairs, Former Ms. Jamaica Florida, Creator/Facilitator, "The Problem with Being First" Workshop

Past Speakers 

The MLK Peace Walk is a companion event to the MLK Youth Forum, and occurs right after that event. The Peace Walk is the brain child of Kimberly Atchinson, a former employee of the Office of International Students and Scholars Services, in response to the Columbine Shootings. The Peace Walk is a reflective walk by Biscayne Bay to promote the idea of worldwide peace.

MLK Dinner

The MLK Commemorative Celebration Dinner/Discussion is sponsored by FIU-Black Student Union Council and co-sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Programs and Services and Residential Life. The dinner is preceded by a discussion which centers around the type of an impact college students can have on younger students as well as discussions on making an impact politically that could improve local neighborhoods, the state and the nation. This is an invitation only event.

MLK Movie Night

The featured movie will be "Loving," the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.

Presented by Student Programming Council, the MLK Movie Night is intended to inspire and evoke conversations about modern day civil rights topics. The movie is free and only open to FIU students, faculty and staff with valid ID. Each screening of the movie is followed by a guided discussion about the film.

MLK @ FIU Museum Exhibit

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Exhibition Series at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum addresses issues of race, diversity, social justice, civil rights, and humanity to serve as a catalyst for dialogue and to enrich our community with new perspectives.

This year, the museum is proud to present Casting Shadows: Photographs by Edward West. West traveled to South Africa in the early 1990s after apartheid. His photographs depict the lives of black South Africans during the new period of societal transformation.

This exhibition was sponsored by the Department of Multicultural Programs & Services, College of Arts, Sciences & Education, College of Business, College of Communication, Architecture & The Arts, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, College of Law, African & African Diaspora Studies Program at the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs and the Intercontinental Hotel Doral.

FIU MLK Parade Contingency

Florida International University is committed to the ideas of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and we reach out to the local South Florida community in many ways. One of the most rewarding ways is by participating in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade that is held on 54th street annually. FIorida International University has been a long time participant in the parade, and our contingency has grown to be one of the largest in the parade, with participation from our students, athletes, faculty, staff and administration.



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