2024 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. commemoration
January 24 - 29, 2024

MLK Celebration Flyer

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, January 24 | 5 pm | Sykes 252

Student Panel: "Through Our Eyes"
Featured Student Panelist: Kyanna Randolph, Amirah Morris, and Ian Chappelle
Sponsored by the

Thursday, January 25

10 am - 2 pm | Community Service Projects
Toy and local park clean-up (Please note: Due to inclement weather, the park clean up is now scheduled for Monday, January 29, 2024)
Various start times - Click here to see the service start times
Sponsored by the

6 pm | Movie Night: Rustin
Sykes Theater
Sponsored by the


Friday, January 26 | 10 am - 12 pm

30th Anniversary MLK Brunch
Sponsored by The Society
Students are able to attend the brunch for FREE - click the link below to reserve your ticket!
Brunch Tickets Available Now

Monday, January 29 | 5:30 pm (Virtual)

Campus Diversity Dialogue: 2024 MLK Commemoration Keynote Address by Ndaba Mandela
Mandela and King: A Lesson for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Grandson of Nelson Mandela and Co-Founder & Chairman of Africa Rising Foundation
Nelson Mandela had a “long walk to freedom,” yet his footprints still remain. Following in the footsteps of his beloved and iconic grandfather, Ndaba Mandela has taken the torch – and ran with it. Today, Nelson Mandela’s legacy lives on as Ndaba continues to keep its beacon of hope bright, fueling its fiery message that one person can make a difference. Thankfully for all, the legacy lives. Ndaba is currently the co-founder and chairman of the Mandela Institute for Humanity, where he lifts up the next generation of African leaders and fights for the end of HIV/AIDS. He was recently named one of the “28 Men of Change” by BET and is featured in their International Emmy-nominated docu-series The Mandela Project, which centers on the legacy of Nelson Mandela and debuted on BET's YouTube channel on July 18th, 2023. His recent book, Going to the Mountain: Life Lessons from My Grandfather, Nelson Mandela, is the first-ever to tell Nelson Mandela's life through the eyes of the grandson who was raised by him, chronicling Ndaba's life living with, and learning from, one of the greatest leaders and humanitarians the world has ever known.

Sponsored by the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion



Accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available on request by calling the Office for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at 610-436-2433. Please make your needs known as soon as possible, but no less than one week in advance of the event, to allow time to make the necessary arrangements.

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