University of Vermont

Center for Cultural Pluralism

Martin Luther King Celebration, Education & Learning Events

Keynote Speaker Wil Haygood

Over the next couple of weeks, the University of Vermont has scheduled numerous events that give those who are interested the opportunity to celebrate the late Martin Luther King and further educate themselves on issues being faced by the black community today.


We are delighted to announce that on Tuesday, January 20th, NY Times Best-Selling Author of The Butler:A Witness to History Wil Haygood will be joining us at the Univeristy of Vermont for a lecture and book signing at Ira Allen Chapel. Haygood is also the associate producer of the award-winning motion picture The Butler and is an acclaimed Washington Post reporter. 

This is a ticketed event. Tickets are Free

Tickets are currently available to UVM Students, Faculty and Staff (1 ticket with UVM ID). 

Starting Friday, January 16th, tickets will be made available to the General Public as well (1 per person). 

Tickets are limited and available at the following locations during business hours: Dudley H. Davis Center, 1st floor Hoffman Information Desk, Waterman Building, Registrar's Office Student Service Center Kiosk (3rd floor). 


Other Celebration, Education and Learning Events taking place: 

UVM Gives a Dollar (Wednesday, January 14 - Friday, January 23)

UVM will be hosting a community service monetary fundraiser. Donate at the UVM Bookstore (Main Desk), Henderson's Cafe, CAT Pause, Given Courtyard, Waterman Student Service Center Kiosk (Registrars Desk), and Human Resource Services (228 Waterman). 


College of Medicine Health Equity Lecture (Wednesday, January 21)

Geography, HIV/AIDS and the War on Drugs in Black Chicago 

Speaker: Rashad Shabazz, Ph.D

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Vermont

5:30 p.m, Sullivan Classroom, Room 200, Larner Medical Education Center


Giving Voice to the Pain: Black Lives Matter (Thursday, January 22)

A time of reflection, discussion and movement 

3:30 p.m - 5:00 p.m, Ira Allen Chapel 


"Unnatural Causes: Place Matters" Documentary and Discussion (Thursday, January 22)

5:30 p.m, Sullivan Classroom, Room 200, Larner Medican Education Center 


Terri Lyne Carrington Quartet - UVM/Flynn Partnership (Friday, January 30)

8:00 p.m, Flynn Center for Performing Arts

$10 tickets are available in person at the FlynnTix Regional Box Office lobby window at 153 Main Street in Burlington, VT (UVM ID required). 

This offer is limited to one discounted ticket per UVM student and two discounted tickets per faculty/staff member