Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration
January 17-20, 2014

In his 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said the following:  “Now is the time to make justice a reality.”   Earlier that year, Dr. King wrote in his famous “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”   These stirring words by Dr. King bring to mind the ancient adage, “to do justice and love kindness.”   As individuals, citizens of the world and members of the Vanderbilt community, how can we “do justice?”  What are some ways that we all can contribute positively to issues of justice in our world today?   During our celebration of the MLK Holiday, we would like to ask, and answer, how we can, collectively, and individually, contribute to the cause of “justice” which was at the heart of the civil rights movement.

2014 Keynote Speaker
Actor/Activist Danny Glover


UPDATE: All tickets for the MLK keynote event featuring Danny Glover have been distributed. Those without a ticket may line up in the “no ticket” line at Langford Auditorium prior to the event. Late seating may be available, but admission to Langford Auditorium is not guaranteed.

Overflow audience can watch live video of Glover’s talk in Light Hall, Room 208. No ticket is required for the overflow room.

MLK Day Event Highlights