MLK Celebration 2023

MLK Celebration 2023

The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement and Office for Institutional Equity & Inclusion invite students, staff, faculty, and alumni to join us in planning for our 2023 MLK Celebration from January 9 to 22.

There are two MLK Celebration Sub-Committees: the Education and Awareness Sub-Committee and the Community Connection Sub-Committee.

The Education and Awareness Sub-Committee will help our community reflect on current and historical movements for social justice, on campus and in the broader community, and inspire action. The Community Connection Committee will foster connection and belonging among participants, centered around themes of social justice. Members commit to joining 3-4 meetings during the fall semester and supporting events during the 2023 MLK Celebration.

Thank you for filling out the committee interest form by Wednesday, October 19, so we can connect you with one of these two Sub-Committees.

Committee Interest Form

Volunteers are also needed to support MLK Celebration events in January.
MLK Celebration

2022 MLK Celebration

"We cannot walk alone," was the theme of a series of events and community conversations during our 2022 MLK Celebration.

2023 MLK Celebration Events

Planning your own event to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day? We would love to include your event on MLK Celebration publicity materials.
Wyatt Tee Walker

Dr. and Mrs. Wyatt Tee Walker Collection

University of Richmond’s Boatwright Memorial Library is home to the Dr. and Mrs. Wyatt Tee Walker Collection. Walker served as chief strategist for Martin Luther King Jr. and was hailed as “one of the keenest minds of the nonviolent revolution” by King himself. The collection includes hundreds of historical items such as photographs Walker took of King while they were jailed in Birmingham in 1967; numerous letters to King and others regarding civil rights issues; and journals, drawings, diagrams, and notes kept by Walker’s wife Theresa, who was also active in the Civil Rights Movement.