|Jan. 19 - Mar. 19, 2017||Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum (MMC)||See Frost hours|
|Fri., Jan. 13, 2017||Graham Center Ballrooms (MMC)||8 am|
|Sat., Jan. 14, 2017||Varies across Miami||7:30 am|
|Mon., Jan. 16, 2017||Bus leaves FIU from Parking Lot 5 (MMC)||7:30 am|
|Tues., Jan. 17, 2017||Graham Center Ballrooms (MMC)||7 pm|
|Wed., Jan. 18, 2017||Wolfe Center Ballrooms (BBC)||10 am|
Thurs. Jan. 19, 2017
|Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Musuem (MMC)||4 pm|
Thurs., Jan. 19, 2017
|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||MARC Pavillion (MMC)||9 am - 9:30 pm|
The 2017 MLK Commemorative breakfast features keynote speaker Charles A Bonner, a Civil Rights Trials Attorney.
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.
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, Former Ms. Jamaica Florida, Creator/Facilitator, "The Problem with Being First" Workshop
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.
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.
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.
Multicultural Programs and Services has partnered with the Frost Art Museum to create the MLK@FIU exhibit, which is held annually during the month of January. This exhibit is curated by FIU's own Dr. Kalai Mathee, which showcases art from FIU students, alumni, faculty, staff and the South Florida community that embodies and illustrates the ideals and realities of the Civil Rights Movement.
The Martin Luther King Exhibition at the Frost Museum usually consists of
We are committed to the education of the youth through the arts, so students from FIU and Miami Dade County are invited to visit the exhibit during the month of January each year. We provide a guided tour of the MLK@FIU exhibit at no cost to local students as a cultural enrichment field trip. To set up a guided tour, e-mail to Dr. Kalai Mathee.
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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