MLK Week

Come together as a community, serve others and learn through MLK Week events on all three University of Washington campuses.

Wednesday, January 15

MLK Birthday Celebration

3:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center Lobby

Birthday cake and art activities to mark Martin Luther King, Jr.’s. birthday. Please note this event is intended for students.

The Legacy of Reform and Revolution

7:00-9:00 p.m. | Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, Unity Room

This joint meeting of the Black Student Union (BSU) and Black Law Student Association (BLSA) will offer students the opportunity to explore impacts of the twentieth century Civil Rights Movement and the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Dinner provided for attendees.

Thursday, January 16

Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute

12:30-2:30 p.m. | UW Health Science Buildings; Hogness Auditorium

Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution: “Nothing will be done until people of goodwill put their bodies and their souls into motion.” In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy, please join us as we recognize members from our community who are committed to serving those in need.

Guest Speaker: Michele Storms, Executive Director, ACLU Washington

Distinguished Service Award: Edwin G. Lindo, JD, Department of Family Medicine

Sponsored by the UW Health Sciences Administration & University of Washington Medical Center.

Friday, January 17

MLK Rally and March Poster Making Session
Day of Service Shirt Pick-up

3 – 6 p.m. | Mary Gates Hall, Room 258

Any UW student, staff, faculty, or instructor planning to attend the community march (see below for details) on the MLK Holiday is invited to join us for a sign making party. The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center will provide sign-making supplies and light snacks.

In addition, any UW affiliated person who has signed up for a service project over the MLK holiday weekend is welcome to pick-up their MLK Day of Service t-shirt at this event. Shirts provided by United Way of King County.

Monday, January 20

MLK Seattle Vision 20/20: Community Celebration, Resource Fair, Rally, and March

Times vary and start at 8:30 a.m. | Garfield High School

The Seattle MLK Jr. Organizing Coalition presents the 39th Annual MLK Day Celebration.

All events are free! A collection will be taken in the Gymnasium. Additional details will be posted on the event website. Find us on Facebook or at #MLKSeattle

MLK Day of Service

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Various locations

Each year, the University of Washington — in partnership with United Way of King County — hosts the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, an event that engages nearly 3,000 volunteers in day-long service projects throughout King County. These projects provide vital people-power to organizations that support our county’s most vulnerable populations.

Register for service projects, as a group or as an individual, through Thursday, January 16, by visiting the United Way of King County volunteer website!

Tuesday, January 21

Inclusive Teaching Workshop

1 – 2:30 p.m. | Husky Union Building (HUB), Room 332

Facilitator: Wei Zuo, Center for Teaching and Learning
RSVP for the training to let us know you’re coming!

At the University of Washington, inclusive teaching refers to pedagogical practices that support meaningful and accessible learning for all students, regardless of race/ethnicity, gender, socio-economic class, sexual orientation, disability/ability status, religion/spiritual beliefs, nationality, age, or military status. It entails leveraging the multiple strengths students and instructors bring to the learning environment, while recognizing how systems of power and privilege may the dynamics in learning spaces. This workshop will look into principles of inclusion and how they can be integrated into pedagogical strategies. Participants will be introduced to evidence-based practices that recognize the value of implementing different teaching strategies to encompass the diversity of backgrounds present in a course, to reflect a responsive investment in student learning.

MLK Trivia

5 – 7 p.m. | Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, Unity Room

This joint meeting of Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS) and Students of Color in Public Health (SCPH) will offer the chance for club members to boost their knowledge of civil rights history and current facts about racial health disparity. Participants will compete for trivia prizes to test what they’ve learned during the event! Dinner provided for attendees.

Wednesday, January 22

Black History 101 Mobile Museum

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Mary Gates Hall Commons

Photographs, letters, magazines, and other ephemera reflect African American contributions and achievement in the fields of science, sports, education, religion, politics, art and entertainment. This material will be juxtaposed to artifacts seen as disturbing and offensive showing the harsh reality of the countless historical obstacles African Americans have faced and continue to face in this society.

The Fifth Element: The Transformative Power of Knowledge in Hip Hop Culture

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.| Mary Gates Hall, Room 258

A lecture by Khalid el-Hakim

Thursday, January 23

Black History 101 Mobile Museum

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Mary Gates Hall Commons

Photographs, letters, magazines, and other ephemera reflect African American contributions and achievement in the fields of science, sports, education, religion, politics, art and entertainment. This material will be juxtaposed to artifacts seen as disturbing and offensive showing the harsh reality of the countless historical obstacles African Americans have faced and continue to face in this society.

M³: Martin, Malcolm, and Muhammad

1:30 – 3 p.m.| Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, Unity Room

The legacies of three of the 20th century’s prominent black leaders, Malcolm X, Muhammed Ali and Martin Luther King, Jr. live on in today’s social movements such as Black Lives Matter. This interactive presentation will examine their circles of life and points of convergence and divergence. Together, we will relive their stories, hear their voices, and envision what they would say about America, today. Dr. Terryl Ross–Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the College of the Environment–will share his insights on what we can learn from these leaders and where we can go for more information.

The Fifth Element: The Transformative Power of Knowledge in Hip Hop Culture

6 – 7:30 p.m.| Fishery Sciences, Room 102

A lecture by Khalid el-Hakim

 

To request disability accommodation for any of these events, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 (voice), 206-543-6452 (TTY), 206-685-7264 (fax), or dso@uw.edu. The University of Washington makes every effort to honor disability accommodation requests. Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance of the event as possible, preferably at least 10 days.