Martin Luther King Jr. Week 2017

MLK Week




At KSU, we recognize the educational access and opportunities that Dr. King's legacy has provided in the United States.  We invite you to celebrate the life and philosophies of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by attending the various MLK Week events scheduled Saturday, January 13th - Thursday, January 18th.  For more information about any of the upcoming events, please contact Brandon Jackson at or  470-578-4518.

MLK Day of Service

MLK Day of Impact: Community Service Opportunity           RSVP Required     

Saturday, Jan. 13th       8:00am – 1:00pm                 Belmont Elementary School 
KSU Volunteerism (VKSU) 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 Support at: for more information.  

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The Annual KSU MLK Ceremony & Keynote Address

Sunday, Jan. 14th    6:00pm – 8:30pm    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. Open admission seating.   

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

Tuesday, Jan. 17th        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 refreshments will be served. Limited seating available. RSVP using the form below!

We can send updates about the program.


 Accidental Courtesy

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

Tuesday, Jan. 16th   5:00-7:00pm  Marietta Campus, Wilson Student Center Ballroom  Wednesday, Jan. 17th 5:00–8:00pm Kennesaw Campus, Student Center University Room
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.  Cast members from the documentary will facilitate a open-campus dialogue about the film's thought-provoking message after Wednesday's Marietta Campus screening. 

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Courageous Conversations: "Keeping Dr. King's Dream Alive"    (Two options)

Thursday, Jan. 19th  Noon–1:30pm  Kennesaw Campus, Student Center University Room

Thursday, Jan. 19th 6:00-8:00pm Marietta Campus, Student Center Student Affiars Suite
KSU’s Dr. Matthew Robison will screen and facilitate an open discussion on Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech and how its message is still relevant today. Bring your own lunch.