University of Vermont

Martin Luther King Celebration

MLK Celebration 2014

[Download 2014 Poster of MLK Event Schedule]


MLK Birthday Party

Wednesday, January 15

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Dudley H. Davis Center Atrium
Sponsored by the Department of Student Life

UVM Gives A Dollar

Wednesday, January 15 through Friday, January 24

In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., UVM will be hosting a community service monetary fundraiser. Every dollar raised will be invested in the work of Women Helping Battered Women, the Ronald McDonald House, and the Chittenden County Emergency Food Shelf. The goal is to see everyone in the UVM community participate by giving a dollar.
Donate at Henderson's Cafe, CAT Pause, Given Courtyard South, HRS or the Waterman Student Service Center (Registrar's Desk).
Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, the Department of Student Life, Human Resource Services, and the College of Medicine

Film Series and Discussions

Thursday, January 16
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - "Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin"
Living/Learning Fireplace Lounge
Sponsored by the Living/Learning Center

Tuesday, January 21
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - "Julian Bond: Reflections from the Frontline of the Civil Rights Movement"
Livak Ballroom, Dudley H. Davis Center
Sponsored by the Department of Student Life

Tuesday, January 21
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - "The Waiting Room"
Sullivan Classroom, Medical Education Center 200
Sponsored by the College of Medicine

College of Medicine Presentation

Wednesday, January 22
Creating Health Equity: Social Justice, Human Rights, and the Social Determinants of Health
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Speaker: Adewale Troutman, MD MPH
Sullivan Classroom, Medical Education Center 200
Sponsored by the College of Medicine


University Celebration with Keynote Speaker, Julian Bond

Julian BondThursday, January 23
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Julian Bond, activist and leader in the Civil Rights Movement, former chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Ira Allen Chapel

Special Tribute to Nelson Mandela (Madiba)

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (Free Tickets Required)

Sponsored by President Tom Sullivan, the Department of Student Life and the Office of the Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT. Tickets are FREE and available per the following schedule. Starting Monday, January 13, tickets are available to UVM Students, Faculty & Staff (1 ticket with UVM ID). Starting Friday, January 17, tickets are open to the General Public (1 per person). Tickets are limited and available at the following locations during business hours:

  • Dudley H. Davis Center, 3rd Floor Information Desk
  • Waterman Building, Registrar's Office Student Service Center Kiosk (3rd Floor)

Please note that the Registrar's Office Student Service Center Kiosk will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2014 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.


UVM President's Initiative for Diversity

Saturday, February 1
Meshell Ndegeocello - UVM/Flynn Partnership
"A Dedication to Nina Simone"
8:00 p.m.
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

$10 tickets 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.
Please visit the Flynn Center's UVM Diversity Partnership website for ticket information.
Presented in association with the University of Vermont Office of the Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs through the UVM President's Initiative for Diversity.


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