Office of the President

January 11, 2022

This MLK Week, find your place in the movement

Ana Mari Cauce

Events and Resources

MLK Week 

Seattle MLK Coalition Community March and Rally
Jan. 17, 11 a.m., Garfield High School parking lot

UW Health Sciences and UW Medicine of Office Healthcare Equity tribute website
(Site goes live Jan. 13, 12 p.m.)

Learn about the concept of Radical Listening through the UW Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity (CCDE)

Packaged Black exhibit at the Henry Art Museum

Apply for support or make a contribution to UW Black Opportunity Fund

2022 UW Tacoma MLK Celebration – Commemorating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
A series of historic images from the life and work of the noted 20th century civil rights leader. On view from Jan. 12 – Feb. 25, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Snoqualmie (SNO) Lobby
(Open to UW Tacoma faculty, staff and students. Husky Card required for access.)

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. often spoke of creating a Beloved Community — a community in which poverty and racism do not exist. This vision of justice for all people inspired thousands of everyday people to stand up, march and fight for racial and economic justice throughout the Civil Rights Movement. As we begin a new academic quarter and a new year, it is a vision that continues to inspire our own community’s work toward it.

Each of us must consider, as Dr. King put it, what “qualitative change in our souls as well as quantitative change in our lives” are necessary in order to create a Beloved Community. Many pressing issues need our attention: undoing systemic racism; addressing poverty, homelessness and inequality; and creating a sense of connectedness and belonging that moves us toward a more just and equitable world.

On Monday, Jan.  17, our institution will observe the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. We encourage all University of Washington students, staff, faculty and academic personnel to engage with the holiday in ways that are personally meaningful, and to consider what it means to infuse the values and ideas that Dr. King represented in all the ways that we serve our public mission — this week, and every week. Below you’ll find links to campus and community events as well as resources that allow us to reflect on shared history and deepen personal commitments to present-day justice movements.