Martin Luther King Jr. Events at Notre Dame

Location: Various campus locations

Students, faculty and staff are invited to join Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., for a candlelit midnight march at 12 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 18, to kick off Walk the Walk Week, a campus-wide observance of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday’s (Jan. 18) events include:

• Midnight march and prayer service
12 a.m. from the Hesburgh Library reflecting pool to the Grotto

Participants can pick up candles on the west side of the Hesburgh Library near the Moses statue at 11:45 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 17, before proceeding to the reflecting pool to await the start of the march.

Following the march: Enjoy a special breakfast at South Dining Hall.

Sponsored by the President’s Office and the Oversight Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

• Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Luncheon
11:30 a.m. in the Joyce Center North Dome

Ticket required for entry. Shuttle transportation will be available; route and pick-up times coming soon.

Sponsored by the President’s Office and the Oversight Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

• Community-Building Lunches
11:30 a.m. in North and South Dining Halls

Student, faculty, or staff Notre Dame ID required for entry.

Sponsored by the President’s Office and the Oversight Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

Lecture: “Martin Luther King Jr. and the Question of “Illegal Laws”: Civil Law, Justice, and Morality” (led by Rev. Dominic Legge, O.P.)
Noon in the Oak Room (second floor), South Dining Hall

Sponsored by The Tocqueville Program, Constitutional Studies Minor and Food Services

Celebration Mass (with Voices of Faith Gospel Choir)
5:15 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Sponsored by the President’s Office and the Oversight Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

Black Lives Matter: The Hashtag Behind the New Civil Rights Movement (featuring Black Lives Matter movement co-founders Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi)
7 p.m. in Room 101, DeBartolo Hall

Sponsored by Multicultural Students Programs and Services, Gender Relations Center, Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture, Notre Dame Student Government, Department of Africana Studies and Division of Student Affairs.

Visit diversity.nd.edu for additional information.

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