MLK Week

“We do not stand in the shadow of those who came before us, but in their glow. And that glow exists because they put forth a vision of the future and they fought for it.”

— DeRay McKesson, 2018

Join the University of Washington community as we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and legacy; honor the work of generations of everyday activists; and rededicate ourselves to creating a just and equitable future for all.

In 2021, the celebrations will look a bit different–but there are still ways to reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr; learn about racial justice movements; engage in our democracy; and more. Learn more about campus and community events to mark the MLK Day holiday.