Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?'” In 1994, the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday was designated by Congress as a National Day of Service. In addition to celebrating Dr. King’s legacy by serving the community, New York University is hosting their 9th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Week.
On February 10th, 1961, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a speech on NYU’s campus entitled “The Future of Integration,” in which he advocated for civil rights and nonviolent protest for social change. In commemoration of this speech, NYU is hosting a week long schedule of special events and programs. The theme for this year’s MLK Week is The Power of Courage: Passion. Purpose. Perseverance, which is intended to create an intergenerational dialogue about the importance of making bold strides towards lasting and meaningful change. Guests include MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry, Grace Lee Boggs and Dr. Teboho Moja, among others.
You can find the full schedule on NYU’s website.