Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

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Niagara University annually hosts a variety of events in January to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy.

MLK Celebration 2019 

Tuesday, January 22, 4:30 p.m. – Alumni Hall Chapel

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

Wednesday, January 23, 7 p.m. – Lower level Gallagher Center
The Hate U Give
Attendees will watch the film “The Hate U Give.” Based on the acclaimed young adult bestseller by Angie Thomas.
(All films/videos are intended for the educational instruction of Niagara University students)

Thursday, January 24, 4 p.m. – Lower level Gallagher Center
Let’s Talk About It
The campus community will come together to discuss the essential themes from the film “The Hate U Give”. The audience will have the opportunity for an open dialogue to explore solutions to the themes presented in the film.

Friday, January 25, 5 p.m. – Lower level Gallagher Center
Creole Dine with OMA
Attendees will experience Creole culture and cuisine. The creole cuisine is a staple in Louisiana that blends French, Spanish, West African, Amerindian, Haitian, German and Italian influences.

Tuesday, January 29, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Castellani Art Museum
Wednesday, January 30, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Castellani Art Museum
African American Art Exhibit
This is a free exhibit celebrating African American Artists and history. Artists on display include Jean-Michel Basquiat, & Romare Beardens.

Thursday, January 31, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. – Lower level Gallagher Center
Traveling Museum
The campus community will have the incredible opportunity to experience the contributions of African American inventors, which enhanced the lives of many during their generation and continues today.

Friday, February 1 – Sunday, February 3
Washington, D.C. Bus Trip
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 many others.

To be extremists for love, justice and peace in Christ.
Radical Bible Study
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. in the lower level Gallagher Center
February 12
February 14
February 19
February 21
February 26
February 28

For more information, contact, Averl Harbin (, Program Coordinator Simone Beckford (

Co-sponsored by NUSGA, the Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center, Campus Ministry, Office of Mission Integration, Castellani Art Museum, and the Diversity Committee.