This year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration is officially on January 17, 2022.
In celebration of Dr. King’s legacy, we at Vermont Tech will honor his legacy throughout the first week of the spring 2022 semester. We will have opportunities to reflect on how we foster a “Beloved Community” on our campuses and in our community. We also encourage you to attend a variety of MLK related virtual events that are free and open to the public. As we continue to push forward as a community in these very challenging times, we encourage the Vermont Tech community to take a moment to consider how we can, to the best of our abilities, spend time in the service of others and embody, the messages of love, anti-discrimination, and freedom for all as was championed by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sunday, January 16, 3 PM
2022 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembrance
Hosted by the Greater Burlington Multicultural Resource Center and Vermont Humanities Council annually, this year’s live stream event featuring the Montpelier Community Gospel Choir and Tim Wise as the keynote speaker and a Civil Rights Panel answering the question: What would Dr. King Say if He Was Alive Today? [Event link]
Monday, January 17, 12 noon
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Celebration
Hosted by the Madame Walker Legacy Center, this virtual celebration features a conversation with the media pioneer, Cathy Hughes, Founder and Chairperson of Urban One, Inc, the legendary political activist, Angela Davis, and the co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Alicia Garza as they lead a conversation on the “then and now” of social justice, equality, and inclusion. The event is free but registration is required.
Monday, January 17 (MLK Day), 3-4:30 PM
Dr. Tamura Lomax: “We Don’t Need a Hero, We Need Accountable Community Workers”
Tuesday, January 18, 7:15 PM (Randolph Campus, Conant 104)
Join us for a viewing of the movie SELMA. Selma is a 2014 historical drama film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb. It is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches initiated and directed by James Bevel and led by Martin Luther King Jr., Hosea Williams, and John Lewis. Following the showing of SELMA will be a discussion hosted by Business Management major and student-athlete, JWills.
Thursday, January 20, 11:30 AM (Williston Campus, 400 Building)
How can we create a beloved Community?
Please join us to reflect on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King and his work to create community. Together we will create a visual display that describes how we take time to create community on campus within our communities and beyond. Ice cream will be provided.
Thursday, January 20, 7:30 PM (Randolph Campus, SHAPE Gym)
Please join Business Management major and student-athlete JWills for a fun and interactive night of teambuilding activities. These games will help us develop friendships and strengthen community that hope will continue throughout the semester and beyond.
Tuesday, January 25, 4 PM
UVM MLK Celebration
The University of Vermont Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Keynote Speaker, Dr. Damon A. Williams: Looking Back, and Looking Ahead: Manifesting the Dream of Inclusive Excellence. Register online for your free virtual ticket.