MLK Week 2016

Then & Now - MLK Week at NU

Niagara University is hosting a week-long series of events in January 2016 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The week of events will be highlighted by a keynote address from Sheyann Webb who's known for her contributions to the story of "Selma, Lord Selma." 

All Week

All Day

Community Service Project

Students are invited to donate school supplies to the local Boys and Girls Club. Collections will be received in the Office of Multicultural Affairs on the lower level of the Gallagher Center. Contributors to the community service project will be entered to win a grand prize that will be announced at halftime of a Niagara University basketball game.  


Monday, Jan. 18

7 p.m.

 Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Ceremony        

Niagara University is giving students an opportunity to creatively highlight and celebrate the accomplishments and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Students may utilize dance, poetry/spoken word, music, and much more. Entries considered for this award must demonstrate both an intellectual and emotional element that directly connects to the mission of Niagara University. Co-sponsored by NU’s diversity committee, three prizes of $350 apiece will be awarded. 

Gallagher Center

Tuesday, Jan. 19

4:30 p.m.

Prayer & Reflection                                               

The campus community will come together for a time of interdenominational prayer and reflection honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Alumni Chapel.

Alumni Chapel
7 p.m.

Screening of Fruitvale Station                              

Attendees will watch the drama that’s centered on the tragic shooting of 22-year-old Oscar Grant by a subway officer in San Francisco on New Year’s Day in 2009. The shooting was captured on camera by Grant’s fellow passengers. (All films/videos are intended for the educational instruction of Niagara University students)

Gallagher Center Multi-Purpose Room

Wednesday, Jan. 20

6 p.m.

Speaker Series: Black Lives Matter vs. All Lives Matter

The event features remarks from Dr. Paul C. Taylor, associate professor of philosophy and African-American studies at Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Taylor has written three books, including Black is Beautiful: A Philosophy of Black Aesthetics and On Obama, and has provided commentary on race and politics for newspapers and radio shows on four continents. MPR.

Gallagher Center Multi-Purpose Room
9 p.m.

Screening of Selma

Students are invited to view this historical drama, which is set at the height of the American Civil Rights Movement. It portrays the marches from Selma, Ala., to the state capital with the goal of securing voting rights for black people. MPR. 
Gallagher Center Multi-Purpose Room

Thursday, Jan. 21


5 p.m.

Speaker Series: Sheyann Webb

This a free, public presentation featuring the nationally known author of Selma, Lord, Selma, a critically acclaimed book that was made into a Disney movie. 

Selma, Lord, Selma depicts Webb’s experiences as a young activist interacting with the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the late Jonathan Daniels and other leaders during the Civil Rights Movement in Selma, Ala., in the 1960s.

Castellani Art Museum

Saturday, Jan. 23rd - 24th

5 a.m.

Washington, D.C., Trip 2016

NU Students will be going to Washington,D.C, to see several exhibits that celebrate the accomplishments of Martin Luther King and tour the city. 

Washington, D.C.

washington dc poster