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44th Annual Original MLK Day Parade
External campus event, not hosted by the University of Houston. Parade features live musical performances, kid-friendly activities, art, craft vendors, marketing booths, food, and more! Free for public to attend.

MLK Day Art and Essay Competitions
Students had the opportunity to play an active role in celebrating and reflecting on the legacy and life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by competing in the MLK Day Art and Essay Competitions. The winner of the Essay Competition was Ada Cinar, and the winner of the Art Competition was Katherine Galland.

MLK Gallery

MLK Commemorative Celebration featuring speaker Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins
Featherson-Jenkins is an actress, singer, and producer who currently stars in the critically acclaimed Netflix Original Series, DEAR WHITE PEOPLE. Live-streaming was available during and after thr program.

Workplace Conversations: Celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial at the National Mall
Staff Council's 2022 Workplace Conversations honored the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. The conversation led by Harry E. Johnson shared the idea and fruition of the MLK, Jr. Memorial at the National Mall from land acquisition to the 10th Anniversary celebration.

Showing of King in the Wilderness
King in the Wilderness documents the final moments of Dr. King's life, revealing how the activist navigated conflict and criticism in his social justice journey.

MLK Day of Service
CSI held a day of service with our campus and community partners working to address social issues facing Houston.

UH MLK Gallery
UH students took a walk in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, seeing historic pictures from the life of Martin Luther King and highlights from the Civil Rights Movement.

MLK Community Scavenger Hunt
The Center for Student Involvement celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by completing the MLK Community Scavenger Hunt! Those who completed the scavenger hunt received a limited edition MLK Celebration coffee mug!

Student Programming Board FREE Movie Screening of DETROIT

Commemorative Celebration: Expressions of Social Justice: The Time is Now

  • Keynote by Patrisse Cullors
  • Performance by Good News Gospel Choir
  • Poetry by Aris Kian and Kendryk Youngblood

FREE Movie Screening of Blackkklansmen>

Call to Action Tabling Events

MLK Day of Service

Houston 42nd Annual Original MLK Parade

MLK Comemorative Celebration

  • Keynote Speaker Nikki Giovanni

MLK Comemorative Celebration

  • Keynote Speaker Symone Sanders

Luncheon with a Keynote by Dr. Lee

FREE Movie Screening of Selma Followed by a panel discussion

MLK Commemorative Celebration

  • Keynote Speaker Mayor Sylvester Turner
  • Music by Good News Gospel Choir

MLK Day of Service

Commemorative Celebration: Breaking Barriers, Strengthening Communities

  • Keynotes Speaker Dr. Virgil A. Wood and Varion "Se7en the Poet"

Social Justice: Then & Now Lecture

FREE Movie Screening and Discussion of Selma

MLK Day of Service