Martin Luther King Jr. Week 2018

MLK Week

 Celebrate the life and philosophies of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by attending MLK Week  scheduled Saturday, January 13th - Thursday, January 18th.  This year's theme: "Where do we go from here: Chaos or Community?" is inspired from Dr. King's 1967 book of the same title.  For more information about any of the upcoming events, please browse the program descriptions below or contact Brandon Jackson at / 470-578-4518.

MLK Day of Service

MLK Day of Impact: Community Service Opportunity           RSVP Required     

Saturday, Jan. 13th       8:00am – 2:00pm                 Belmont Elementary School 
KSU Volunteerism and Service Learning (VSL) will be taking student volunteers to the Hands On Atlanta Discovery Program to engage with small groups of K-5th grade children at Belmont Hill Elementary school. Transportation will be provided.  To RSVP and/or for more information, contact Volunteerism & Service Learning at:  for more information.  

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The Annual KSU MLK Ceremony & Keynote Address

Sunday, Jan. 14th    6:00pm – 8:00pm    Kennesaw Campus, Bailey Performance Center
Emmy Award-winning journalist Ed Gordon will keynote this year's annual MLK ceremony.  Mr. Gordon will deliver a message on the KSU MLK Week theme: "Where do we go from here: Chaos or Community?" based on Dr. King's 1967 book of the same title.  Doors open at 5:15pm. The event is FREE and open to the public.   

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Six Voices: "Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." Luncheon             RSVP Required

Tuesday, Jan. 16th        12:00pm – 1:30pm    Carmichael Student Center University Room
Six KSU community members will have 10 minutes each to reflect on a quote, speech or action from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and share how his philosophies continue to impact our society today. Light lunch will be served. Limited seating available. RSVP using the form below!

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 Accidental Courtesy

MLK Week Film: "Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America"   (Two showings)

Tuesday, Jan. 16th   5:00-7:00pm  Kennesaw Campus, University Rooms - Cancelled due to KSU weather closure...Join us at the Marietta Campus screening tomorrow instead!     

Wednesday, Jan. 17th 5:00–8:00pm Marietta Campus, Ballrooms A&B 
This Netflix documentary tells the story of musician Daryl Davis and his mission to combat racism in America by befriending members of the Ku Klux Klan.  Documentary star Daryl Davis will attend Wednesday's screening and facilitate an open-campus dialogue about the film's thought-provoking message. Light dinner will be served at the Marietta Campus screening. 

Change Agents

Putting yourself on the line: "Dr. King's Influence on Social Change"

Thursday, Jan. 18th  12:30–2:00pm  Kennesaw Campus, Leadership Room
KSU Multicultural Student Affairs will moderate a contexual discussion on Dr. King's influence on social movements and connect them to contemporary issues.  Attendees will reflect on how they can better advocate for social issues they care about.  Light lunch will be served.