Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Then & Now - MLK Week at NU

Niagara University annually hosts a variety of events in January to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy.

MLK Celebration 2017 Jan 17-31, 2017

Jan. 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer and Reflection
Alumni Chapel, 4:30 p.m.

The campus community will come together for a prayer and reflection honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan. 18: Screening of “Southside With You”
MPR - Gallagher Center, 7 p.m.
Attendees will watch the biographical film of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

Jan. 19: Did you Know?
MPR – Gallagher Center, 2 p.m.
This program will feature important events and data to commemorate the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and influential leaders of the past and future.

Jan. 24: Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Ceremony & Reception
MPR – Gallagher Center, 4 p.m. 

Niagara University students have the opportunity to receive awards for entries that highlight and celebrate the accomplishments of Dr. King.

Jan. 25: Tunnel of Oppression
O’Shea Hall, 2-6 p.m. 
Participants will walk through a series of sensory experiences. The experiences used in the tunnel may include role-play situations portraying racism, homelessness, ableism, sexism, homophobia, and body image.

Jan. 26: Diversity Topic Thursday: “Freedom Crossing”
Gallagher Center MPR, 2 p.m.  
This training highlights the Niagara Movement and the Underground Railroad to explore Niagara Falls involvement with the African-American fight for freedom.

Jan. 27: Screening of “Race”
Gallagher Center MPR, 7 p.m.
Attendees will watch the sports drama film of Olympic gold medalist Jesse Owens.

Jan. 30: African American Traveling Museum
Gallagher Center MPR, Time TBD
The Gallagher Center's Multi-Purpose Room will be transformed to display memorabilia and historic items of African American culture.

Jan. 31: Keynote Speaker- TBD 
Castellani Art Museum, 5 p.m.

Trip to Washington, D.C.: Feb. 3-5

Stay tuned for more information on this trip.