The 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration is an opportunity for the University of Houston community to celebrate and reflect on the legacy and life of civil rights leader Dr. King. We gather during this time to memorialize the work and accomplishments of one of the most prominent African American leaders in modern history.

The MLK Celebration Committee composed of UH students, faculty and staff organized and planned several events that will take place January 18 – January 20. All events are free and open to the public.

Call to Action Tabling Event: My Voice Matters Because…

Tuesday, January 15th
11:00am-1:00pm, Student Center South

41st Annual MLK Jr. Holiday Parade and Holiday Festival

Monday, January 21st
Starting @ McKinney Street and Smith Street adjacent to CITY HALL

Coog Slam (Poetry night celebrating Dr. King’s legacy)

Tuesday, January 22nd
7:00pm, Legacy Lounge

Commemorative Celebration

Featuring Poet, Activist and Educator Nikki Giovanni

Thursday, January 24th 4:00pm
Student Center Theater

Each year, the MLK Commemorative Celebration brings speakers to our campus to provide remarks that reflect the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther, King Jr and aspects of social justice. The 2019 MLK Commemorative Celebration will featuring poet, activist, and educator Nikki Giovanni. The program is an opportunity for the University of Houston community to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther, King Jr.

This event is free, seating is on a first-come first-serve basis.

The Hate You Give Movie

Sponsored by the Student Programming Board

Thursday, Janary 24th
7:00pm & 10:00pm showing, Student Center Theater

Coogs Give Friday

Service projects for faculty and staff to give back to the Third Ward Community

Sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement

Friday, January 25th
2:00pm - 4:00pm, Student Center South, Legacy Lounge

MLK Day of Service

Saturday, January 26th
All Day, Student Centers