33rd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

January 7, 2014

Starting Sunday, January 19, 2014, UNC at Chapel Hill will begin its Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations and observations. Join us at Carolina for our celebration of cooperatively planned events that commemorate the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For the past 20 years, the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship has recognized students who have made significant contributions to improving the quality of life at Carolina. Carolina juniors who have demonstrated academic excellence are selected based on activities that show a commitment to improving the quality of life for others in the University community. Applications open annually in the Fall semester.

The celebration continues with many events scheduled throughout the week. For more information on times and dates, please go to the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Web site: http://diversity.unc.edu/programs-and-initiatives/mlk/#lecture

HarperYou are invited to attend the 33rd annual MLK Celebration Lecture on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Accomplished film, television, and stage actor Hill Harper will be our keynote speaker this year.

Harper is committed to helping the youth of America achieve their dreams, live their lives positively, and has dedicated himself to empowering, encouraging and inspiring America's underserved communities. The author of the New York Times best seller and American Library Association Award-winner for "Best Book for Youth and Teens," Letters to a Young Brother: Manifest Your Destiny, Harper has founded a mentorship program which helps young men and women follow their career paths through a motivational support system. 
Lecture Tickets:
Pre-assigned tickets can be picked up at the Memorial Hall box office will call window the night of the event or may be picked up at the box office in advance beginning Monday, January 6.
Please respond to mlk@unc.edu by Wednesday, January 15 to request special reserved seating for friends and dignitaries. Reserved seating for up to two (2) tickets for the lecture will be available per request.

The event is hosted by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and Carolina Union Activities Board. Click here for more.

*Event is free but tickets are required and will be available beginning January 6 at memorialhall.unc.edu