Annual MLK Commemorative Celebration

30th Annual MLK Commemorative Celebration

On January 14, 2021, Florida International University’s Office of Multicultural Programs and Services hosted its 30th Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Commemorative Celebration—to honor one of the world’s greatest leaders.

Today, the MLK Commemorative Celebration, the university’s premier event, is a world-class community celebration attracting local dignitaries and students from various schools to pay homage to Dr. King’s life and legacy.

Over the past 30 years, FIU’s MLK Commemorative Celebration has evolved from a single event to a month-long series of festivities that include the Youth Forum & Peace Walk, Day of Service, Museum Exhibit, Dinner and representation at the MLK Day Parade held in Liberty City, Miami.  This year due to the Covid-19 pandemic we combined the MLK Breakfast, Youth Forum and Peace Walk into one amazing virtual MLK Commemorative Celebration.  We continued with our MLK Museum Exhibit, MLK Day of Service and MLK-BSU Student Event virtually.  Also the MLK Day Parade was been moved to a pre recorded virtual experience by it's organizers.  

This memorable annual commemoration is accomplished thanks to the support and collaboration of sponsors, donors, various departments and colleges at the university, as well as the dedicated MLK committee who begin planning for the event ten months in advance.

2021 DOTSON FAMILY MLK KEYNOTE SPEAKER

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Dr. Bernice King

 

Contact

305-348-2436

Dr. Jeannette Cruz

cruzj@fiu.edu

 

Donate the FIU MLK Fund!

Donations to the FIU MLK Foundation Account will provide support for any expenses related to hosting MLK Commemorative Celebration events and providing MLK scholarships to the students.

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News

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