The University of Florida Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration is an annual campus-wide committee under the direction of Multicultural and Diversity Affairs in the Division of Student Affairs. The campus-wide celebration brings together many student organizations and university departments to make the celebration a success.


The purpose of the celebration is to empower the University of Florida community to see their role in continuing the legacy of Dr. King, and inspire them to use their strengths, passions, and talents to better the lives of others and impact their local and global community


1/10/2019 – MLK Opening Ceremony featuring Jeraldine Williams-  10:00am- Reitz Union Grand Ballroom

1/10/2019 – Celebrating 50 years of African American Studies with the Power of Spoken Word – 6:30pm- Harn Museum  Auditorium

1/16/2019 – A Conversation with Ron Stallworth – 6:30pm- Rion Ballroom

1/17/2019-  Guest Lecture by Gladys L. Mitchell-Walthour – 7:10pm – Grinter Hall

1/18/2019- Film: Maestra – 7:00pm- Ustler

1/21/2019 – MLK Day of Service – 8:30am – 1:00pm- Rion Ballroom (and various locations within the Gainesville community), register online http://www.leadershipandservice.ufl.edu/programs/days_of_service/

1/22 – 1/24- 2019- MLK’s Legacy and the Afro- Latinx Experience in the Americas:  Three Introductory Workshops – 7:10-08:40pm (each evening)- Reitz Union 2201

1/25/2019- Interfaith Friendship Service: “Towards Oneness. Towards Peace” – 7:00pm- Gainesville Baha’i Center