MLK Celebration 2017

Filed under Cultural, Events on January 23, 2017.

Join us in celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with events from Jan. 12 through Jan. 28. Learn more at

January 23 – MCDA Educational Forum

Co-sponsored with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Teaching for Social Justice will take place at 6 p.m. at the Arrendondo Cafe. The event will feature a showing of the America Divided film a Class Divide – The Battle to Fix Inequality in Education with Jesse Williams. In the film, Jesse journeys to the Gulf Coast town of St. Petersburg, Florida, once known for its beaches and pleasant weather, but now notorious for being the unlikely epicenter of the student achievement gap and school-to- prison pipeline. Williams investigates how resegregation has led to a massive educational and criminal justice divide for the students — and witnesses the community’s efforts to confront the school system and heal the divide.


The Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative (CMC) and UF’s Department of Multicultural and Diversity Affairs (MCDA) will be sponsoring “FAITH IN DIVERSITY”, a progressive dinner celebrating the legacy of MLK. What is a progressive dinner? It is a multiple-location meal, and this one is a walking tour of religious centers on University Ave with each stop serving a portion of the meal. The food is free! This will be held January 25 from 6- to 9 p.m. With this event we would like to highlight the roles our individual faith traditions either directly played in advancing civil rights, or principles which our faith’s espouse that encourage pluralism, equality and tolerance.

January 27 – 1510: Remembering the Legacy of the IBC

The will be at 6 p.m. Location TBD.

January 28 – La Despedida

Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures (La Casita) Farewell will take place at Noon at La Casita.?