Harvard Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Harvard is hosting a series of (virtual) events across campus in celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and our shared commitment to justice and humanity.

2021 Jan 14

The Power of Having a Dream

Date: 

Thursday, January 14, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

Virtual

The Harvard Extension School is hosting Roundtable reflections in honor of MLK Day week. Students are invited to an intimate roundtable session to reflect on their dreams, how they view the world, and on the legacy of MLK as it stands today.  

Black and white photo of Martin Luther King Jr looking upward and speaking

See also: MLK
2021 Jan 18

The Mostly Virtual 2021 MLK Week of Service & Learning

Date: 

Repeats every week on Monday, Friday until Fri Jan 22 2021 .
Monday, January 18, 2021 (All day)

Location: 

Virtual

Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and work by joining with others to serve those in need in our community and to learn how you can help create an equitable community that brings us closer to racial justice and equality.

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the inequality and injustice in our society. But we can still lend our helping hands. And we can work together to make this a day—and even a week—of giving and learning. Join together virtually for hands-on service on MLK Day and a Week of Racial and Social Justice Conversations focused on Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.’s work, legacy and continuing power to challenge and inspire us. 

Organized by Many Helping Hands 365 and the Harvard Memorial Church. Events run from January 18th-22nd. For more information and a full schedule of the week's events, please visit Many Helping Hands 365

Register for MLK Week of Service & Learning

Martin Luther King Jr in a black hat and suit, peering off camera surrounded by people

2021 Jan 18

Queer Heroes, The Office of BGLTQ Student Life

Date: 

Monday, January 18, 2021 (All day)

Location: 

Virtual

The Harvard College Office of BGLTQ Student Life has created an asynchronous and interactive website and social media campaign to invite faculty, staff, and students to share personal reflections in dedication to their queer heroes. Featuring a dedication to Bayard Rustin, the hope is to have faculty, staff, and students not only submit their own heroes, but engage with and reflect on the impact of Bayard's legacy.

For more information, visit BGLTQ Student Life

See also: LGBTQ+, MLK
2021 Jan 18

MLK Day of Service at Harvard College

Date: 

Monday, January 18, 2021, 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Virtual

Phillips Brooks House Association 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service at Harvard College. Students are invited to sign up for a two-hour virtual volunteer shift during the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 18, 2021. 

Service opportunities include: Caribbean Education Project (CaribEd), Erevna, GenUnity, ImmigrationHelp.Org, LabXchange Eco-Justice Program, Robin Hood Foundation, Asynchronous Projects

Register for Phillips Brooks House Association MLK Day of Service 

Martin Luther King Jr smiling and raising his hand to addressing audience

See also: MLK
2021 Jan 22

The Mostly Virtual 2021 MLK Week of Service & Learning

Date: 

Friday, January 22, 2021 (All day)

Location: 

Virtual

Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and work by joining with others to serve those in need in our community and to learn how you can help create an equitable community that brings us closer to racial justice and equality.

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the inequality and injustice in our society. But we can still lend our helping hands. And we can work together to make this a day—and even a week—of giving and learning. Join together virtually for hands-on service on MLK Day and a Week of Racial and Social Justice Conversations focused on Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.’s work, legacy and continuing power to challenge and inspire us. 

Organized by Many Helping Hands 365 and the Harvard Memorial Church. Events run from January 18th-22nd. For more information and a full schedule of the week's events, please visit Many Helping Hands 365

Register for MLK Week of Service & Learning

Martin Luther King Jr in a black hat and suit, peering off camera surrounded by people

2021 Jan 27

Storytelling in Action: The GRX Immersive Labs Way

Date: 

Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Zoom

The Harvard Online Discovery Series kicks off 2021 with a special tribute in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King featuring VR filmmakers Alton Glass and Paris McCoy from GRX Immersive Labs. In the Storytelling in Action: The GRX Immersive Labs Way session, participants will have the opportunity to explore how GRX Immersive Labs are combining the worlds of storytelling and technology with the goal of using virtual reality to empower the next generation of creators and educators. Alton Glass and Paris McCoy of GRX will share the process behind some of their recent VR projects like TIME's "THE MARCH", OCULUS VR series IN PROTEST and the upcoming sci-fi virtual reality series POV: POINTS OF VIEW that explores the potential threats of A.I bias in law enforcement technologies.

Register for Storytelling in Action

four people crossing arms and wearing virtual reality headsets, taped with sensors across their front body

See also: MLK
2021 Feb 02

Reading, Writing and Racism

Date: 

Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Virtual

Reading, Writing and Racism by Bree Picower, is an unapologetic examination of how curriculum choices can perpetuate White supremacy, and offers radical strategies for how schools and teacher education programs can disrupt and transform racism in education. All are welcome to join this interactive book launch sponsored by HGSE's Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. This interactive book launch will bring together a community of poets, teachers, and teacher educators. For more information, visit the HGSE events calendar.

Register for Reading, Writing, and Racism

Cover of the book Reading, Writing, and Racism: drisrupting whiteness in teacher education and in the classroom in black letters, and bold yellow band.

2021 Feb 05

Lecture in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Date: 

Friday, February 5, 2021, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Virtual

FAS Division of Science will host the 2nd annual lecture in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Friday, February 5, 2021, from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. via Zoom. Special guest speaker Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, III, President of The University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will share remarks. Students, postdocs, staff, and faculty within FAS and the broader Harvard University community are welcome.  

If you or your colleagues have questions or need accommodations, please contact Tasha Thomas at tasha_thomas@fas.harvard.edu

Register for Freeman Hrabowski Lecture in honor of MLK

Portrait of Dr. Freeman Hrabowski smiling in a yellow necktie and black suit

2021 Feb 11

5th Annual Black Religion, Spirituality & Culture Conference, Harvard Divinity School

Date: 

Thursday, February 11, 2021 (All day) to Friday, February 12, 2021 (All day)

Location: 

Virtual

The Black Religion, Spirituality & Culture Fifth Annual Conference aims to create a safe and meaningful space for B.I.P.O.C. cultural-heritages and traditions of being and becoming. We will facilitate much-needed conversations around the global militarization of police and police brutality against Black and Brown folx across the African Diaspora. Students will engage in high-performance dance, movement, listening to panelists expand on the dance traditions of Vodou, Regla de Ocha-Ifá, Candomblé, Umbanda, and Traditional Ifá. The panels will flesh out Indigenous and African ways of being in community. The panels will also explore the dire need to come together as change agents to radically impact academia and our communities positively. Other panels will discuss the work being done by HDS alumni and scholarship undertaken by current HDS students.

Register for Black Religion, Spirituality & Culture Conference

Black divininty school student speaking on stage with a mic