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: 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 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

 

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

Event Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Event Location: Caplin Pavilion

 

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: 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 - 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

 

Featuring youth leaders of color from across the United States and regionally, this free event will focus on the experience of youth leaders taking a stand on climate change and environmental justice. 

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: 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.