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MLK Week 2022: Becoming the beloved community

MLK Week is underway at the U! Check out the full list of events including the MLK evening with the arts, book discussion, keynote address and more.

MLK Week 2022: Becoming the Beloved Community will take place Jan. 15-21, 2022. Find the full list of events here.

two people holding signs for MLK Day lead a large group of hundreds of people along a sidewalk and up stairs outside East High School.

Participants begin the MLK Day march following a rally at East High School on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of the “beloved community” as a nonviolent, just society where love and trust triumph over fear and hatred. In a year that has been filled with division, the 2022 MLK Week planning committee chose “Becoming the Beloved Community” as this year’s theme so we may explore ways to bridge the divide and work together to become the beloved community. Events and conversations throughout the week will honor Dr. King’s vision, offer direction, and challenge us to determine a better way forward.

Hundreds of people pose for a photo outside on the stairs of KIngsbury Hall at the end of the MLK Day Rally & March.

Participants of the 2022 MLK Day Rally & March ending at Kingsbury Hall.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Week (MLK Week) at the U has become a platform to engage students, faculty, staff and community members in critical conversations around contemporary Civil Rights issues and race in America. MLK Week is planned by a volunteer committee of students, faculty, trainees and staff collaborating across the university. All are welcome to get involved and participate.