Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Niagara University annually hosts a variety of events in January to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy.
MLK Celebration 2017 Jan 17-31, 2017
Jan. 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer and Reflection
Alumni Chapel, 4:30 p.m.
The campus community will come together for a prayer and reflection honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Jan. 18: Screening of “Southside With You”
MPR - Gallagher Center, 7 p.m.
Attendees will watch the biographical film of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. (All films/videos are intended for the educational instruction of Niagara University Students)
Jan. 19: Did you Know?
MPR – Gallagher Center, 2 p.m.
This program will feature important events and data to commemorate the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and influential leaders of the past and future.
Jan. 24: Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Ceremony & Reception
MPR – Gallagher Center, 4 p.m.
Niagara University students will present the winning entries that highlighted and celebrated the accomplishments of Dr. King and receive their awards.
Jan. 25: Tunnel of Oppression
O’Shea Hall, 2-6 p.m.
Participants will walk through a series of sensory experiences. The experiences used in the tunnel may include role-play situations portraying racism, homelessness, ableism, sexism, homophobia, and body image.
Jan. 26: Screening of “Race”
Gallagher Center MPR, 2 p.m.
Attendees will watch the sports drama film of Olympic gold medalist Jesse Owens. (All films/videos are intended for the educational instruction of Niagara University Students)
Jan. 30: Freedom Crossing
Gallagher Center MPR, 7 p.m.
This event highlights the Niagara Movement and the Underground Railroad to explore Niagara Falls involvement with the African-American fight for freedom.
Jan. 31: Keynote Speaker- Reverend Doctor Bernice King
Castellani Art Museum, 5 p.m.
Trip to Washington, D.C.: Feb. 3-5
Niagara University students will take a trip to Washington D.C., to view the National Museum of African American History & Culture, MLK Jr. Memorial and the National Great Blacks In Wax Museum.