Calendar of Events

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Event Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 12:00am to Friday, January 31, 2020 - 12:00am

 

The School of Architecture's annual MLK Exhibition showcases design work following the mindset of Dr. Martin Luther King. The exhibition begins with the School's chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects, 2019 Barbara G. Laurie Student Design Competition, submission for social housing in Brooklyn. 

Event Date: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Event Location: Newcomb Hall Theater

 

American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs," tells the story of Boggs, a Chinese-American activist heavily involved in the Detroit Black Power movement. Rooted for 75 years in the labor, civil rights and Black Power movements, she challenges a new generation to throw off old assumptions, think creatively and redefine revolution for our times.

Event Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

 

Join professor of Theatre Arts Brad Stoller, drama therapist Mecca Burns and artist/activist Matthew Slaats for a workshop series that explores Theatre of the Oppressed practices, taking on issues of power, privilege and oppression through improvised games and exercises intended to promote democracy and spur social change.

Event Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Event Location: Carver Recreation Center

 

Come be inspired by today's youth leaders of color as they share their experiences and knowledge in an interactive panel discussion - featuring Irsa Hirsi, Co-Founder of US Youth Climate Strike, Vic Barrett with Juliana v. United States, and Kaylah Brathwaite with Zero Hour.

Event Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Paintings by Robert Shetterly. The installation features 14 paintings of African American women from Robert Shetterly's Americans Who Tell The Truth Series and commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment.

Event Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 7:30pm

 

Known by many as the "Gospel Temptations," Larnell Starkey and the Spiritual Seven is made up of brothers, sons and cousins who are all members of the Chestnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Wirtz, Virginia.

Event Date: Monday, January 20, 2020 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

 

For the 6th Annual "Walk a Mile For Martin" Event, students, teachers, and families will walk at least one mile around the neighborhood in order to march against some sort of injustice that they personally choose such as: bullying, hunger, poverty, or educational inequality. The goal is to get our school communities to walk for a positive purpose. They could even dedicate their mile to a person who has sacrificed for them. All participants have the option of walking or running as many miles as they would like.

Event Date: Monday, January 20, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

 

An interfaith service honoring the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., featuring keynote speaker Zyahna Bryant, first-year student at UVA, will be held in the UVA Medical Center Main Lobby. 

Event Date: Monday, January 20, 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Location: Carver Recreation Center

 

In commemoration of Civil Rights pioneer Dr. Martin L. King Jr., the ''Continuing His Dream & Works'' event will be held on Monday, January 20, 2020 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm at the historic Carver Recreation Center.

Event Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 5:15pm to 6:45pm

 

Jennifer Eberhardt, a social psychologist at Stanford University, will discuss her 2019 book "Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do." 

Event Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 10:00am to 7:00pm

 

For the 2020 Community MLK Celebration, we're offering UVA students, faculty, and administration a special opportunity to walk in the shoes of another UVA student, different than you! For 20 minutes, you'll have the chance to enter the The Walk in My Shoes Experience: an immersive adventure that will make you more receptive, informed, and a better advocate for diversity on and off campus.

Event Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

 

For the 2020 Community MLK Celebration, we're offering UVA students, faculty, and administration a special opportunity to walk in the shoes of another UVA student, different than you! For 20 minutes, you'll have the chance to enter the The Walk in My Shoes Experience: an immersive adventure that will make you more receptive, informed, and a better advocate for diversity on and off campus.

Event Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 3:00pm
Event Location: Newcomb Hall Ballroom

 

An interfaith service celebrating the ideas put forth by the civil rights movement and the activism of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior. An event featuring music by Black Voices choir and reflections by student speakers from a variety of perspectives.

Event Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Event Location: The Paramount Theater

 

Author and cultural critic Roxane Gay will be the 2020 Community MLK Celebration keynote speaker. Gay will deliver the keynote address at the Paramount Theater on Thursday, January 23, 2020. 

Event Date: Friday, January 24, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Event Location: The Miller Center

 

Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in History, David Blight's Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, is, in the words of The Pulitzer Prizes, "A breathtaking history that demonstrates the scope of Frederick Douglass’ influence through deep research on his writings, his intellectual evolution and his relationships."

Event Date: Friday, January 24, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event Location: Newcomb Hall Theater

 

The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

Event Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Event Location: Old Cabell Hall

 

Throughout the 44-year history of the Office of African-American Affairs (OAAA), Black gospel music has been a consistent form of celebration within the Black experience at the University. For the last few years, in partnership with many units across the University, the OAAA has hosted a Black Gospel Explosion during the University's Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. This event is sold out.

Event Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event Location: Newcomb Hall Theater

 

The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

Event Date: Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 5:00pm

 

This year will be the 35th Annual Community Worship Service commemorating the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This year's event will include Rev. Dr. Harry Blake of Shreveport, LA as the guest speaker.

Event Date: Monday, January 27, 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Event Location: Minor Hall 125

 

This is no time for any of us to stay on the sidelines. Whether you're a woman of color finding your voice at a PWI or an aspiring ally, Morgan Jerkins makes a convincing case for your stake in bringing about racial and gender equity. And she's here to help you claim it. Count on Jerkins to inspire you to do more than stand by, torn between hoping for the best and fearing the worst. 

Event Date: Monday, January 27, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Location: Newcomb Hall Theater

 

Join the Multicultural Student Center and Hoos for Inclusive Sexual Education (HISE) for an event in which marginalized voices, perspectives, and artwork are centered.

Event Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

 

The game FACTUALITY will come to the Library during the Community MLK Celebration. Participate in a facilitated dialogue and board game that simulates real-life stories in America and learn new ways to advocate for inclusivity.

Event Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Event Location: Rice Hall Auditorium

 

This engaging and transformative workshop will seek to support students' ability to develop the awareness, knowledge, and skills necessary to transform their personal interest and desire to lead systematic and institutional change into true tangible action

Event Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

 

Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans return home from prison to re-establish relationships, find jobs, find places to live, and navigate numerous barriers that await them. Prison education is part of the answer to helping people successfully re-enter society and break cycles of incarceration.

Event Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event Location: Vinegar Hill Theater

 

Part of Furious Women on Film: A Free Series About Badass Women

Discussant: Nzingha Kendall, Woodson Institute

Set in a world where water is a scarce commodity, this low-budget superhero film tells the story of Ruth, a young woman on the run from white government agents because she has special “gifts.” She makes her way to the home of her mother, Bo, who lives with Ruth’s estranged daughter, Lila. Ruth and Bo embark on a mission to teach Lila how to survive in a world that is indifferent and even hostile to their identities as Black women.

Event Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 9:00am to 7:00pm

 

A conference hosted by the University of Virginia Schools of Law and Medicine will focus on the impact of racial and ethnic discrimination in driving public health disparities.

Event Date: Friday, January 31, 2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

 

A conference hosted by the University of Virginia Schools of Law and Medicine will focus on the impact of racial and ethnic discrimination in driving public health disparities.

Event Date: Friday, January 31, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

 

Join the Jefferson Society, the Asian Leaders Council, and other cultural and political organizations to debate the question "Should cultural organizations have an obligation to be political?"