Celebrating MLK Day

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." - Martin Luther King Jr. 

Over 50,000 students attend Michigan State University. Each with their own story, their own dreams, goals, aspirations and struggle. Every person on campus is working toward their personal and professional goals. Not unlike the man whose life we celebrate every third Monday in January. This year we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. day on Jan. 16, 2017. 

"We must learn to live together as brothers, or die as fools." 

Martin Luther King Jr. worked his entire life to bring civil rights and social justice for all through nonviolent means. This month there are events scheduled throughout the greater MSU community to help insipre and guide a generation of students. Reservations to attend the Community Dinner are required. Each guest must register separately. Please complete and submit this form to have your name placed on the reservation list. Space is limited and the form with automatically turn off when capacity has been reached. Tickets to enter the dining room can be picked up at check-in outside the dining room. 


MLK Community Dinner

The community dinner gives everyone the opportunity to donate to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund. Donations are tax deductible and 100% of your contribution will go toward the scholarship. This year we will conduct a silent auction as a fundraiser for the scholarship. Reservations to attend the Community Dinner are required. Each guest must register separately. 

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The 7th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Advancing Inclusion through Research Award 

In an effort to build the body of work authored by students that supports the ideals of inclusive excellence, we encourage submissions of MSU student research papers and creative projects on topics on inclusion, diversity, and marginalized populations. MSU members of Honors College, James Madison College, Lyman Briggs College, or the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities during the Fall 2016 semester are eligible to apply.

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Student Leadership Conference

The purpose of the Student Leadership Conference is to develop the leadership potential of current students, to provide a platform to elevate student voices, to demonstrate the value of dialogue across difference and to facilitate the building of inclusive communities.

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March For Justice

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is the official MLK Commemorative Celebration March Captains. For over 30 years, thousands of MSU students, administrators and staff have come together to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King and other Civil Rights activists. This is your opportunity to follow their lead by participating in this historic event.

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MLK Awareness Project

Talk with fellow Spartans about how you can make a positive difference in your community

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MSU Museum Social Justice Exhibit & Student Performance

Awareness about civil and human rights issues are at the center of a new exhibition opening at the Michigan State University Museum on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Quilted Conversations: Materializing Civil and Human Rights features 16 provocative quilts drawn from the MSU Museum’s collection. 

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