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MLK Week for Peace

2019 Schedule of Events

Monday, January 21

MLK Day of Service

A service learning experience with students from Tulane University,

Loyola University of New Orleans,

Dillard University, and the University of New Orleans

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

University of New Orleans



Wednesday, January 23

Newday Lecture by Michael Sorrell

in collaboration with the Taylor Center

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

McAlister Auditorium


Wednesday, January 30

"Eye on the Prize"

A lecture by Rev. Dr. William Barber of the People's Campaign

A Collaboration with th AMISTAD Research Center

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

McAlister Auditorium



About the Martin Luther King Jr. Week for Peace

With the inception of the official holiday commemorating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the presidents of Tulane University and Xavier University of Louisiana came together to form the Martin Luther King Jr. Week for Peace. Each year we continue to honor the legacy and reflect on the work of Dr. King in meaningful and thoughtful ways. Throughout the week a series of opportunities exist for students, faculty, staff, and members of the community to engage with speakers, attend faculty lectures, participate in intergroup dialogues on social justice and civil rights issues, and volunteer in the city of New Orleans. Please check for updates on the MLK Week for Peace each spring around the first few weeks of classes. 

In their own words

“It brings students and community members together in a way that they would not normally interact and I think that is what MLK wanted. Each school pushes the other school to think more critically and look at situations from a different perspective,” Thea Celestine, Loyola Sociology student and 2014 Planning Committee Member

“We started right after the national holiday was created because we believed this holiday was not just another day off, but a “day on” to reflect, commemorate and to celebrate Dr. King’s teaching, his vision, and dream,” Carolyn Barber-Pierre, 2011 interview