MLK Week Jan. 2022

The MLK Jr. Celebration Committee, which is to be comprised of students, staff, and faculty from across the university, will seek to accomplish the following goals:
  • Uplift Black and Brown voices
  • Work with the University to make MLK Jr. Day a permanent Holiday
  • Create opportunities of engaged learning and community service
  • Bring awareness to current instances of injustice and encourage the use of Dr. King’s teachings to progress towards justice
*Goals and statement reviewed annually by the committee.


Interested in creating artwork for MLK Week 2022? Contact Maggie Ruopp ( or Peter Tupou ( 



Join us in remembering the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for his stewardship and civil rights activism during MLK Week from Sunday, Jan. 16 – Sunday, Jan. 23. This year's theme is Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?  based on King's final book. See below for details on events.

Save-the-Date! MLK Jr. Celebration Week 2022

                                        Sunday, January 16 through Sunday, January 23

Sunday, January 16, 7:30-8:30 PM

Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service

Hosted by the Chaplain's Office and the School of Music

Monday, January 17 at 7:00 PM

Poetry Slam

Hosted by BSFSAA and BSU

Tuesday, January 18 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Day of Dialogue

Hosted by the Center for Education Justice at the School of Education

More events coming soon! Check the website to stay updated.

Meet the MLK Steering Committee! Pam Allen, Graduate & Professional Enrollment; Katelyn Argumosa, Community Service Learning; Dr. Rudolph Dimery, Community Member;  Jennifer Dobbs, University Communications;  David Hazward ‘22, Amy Moff Hudec, School of Continuing Studies; Alesha Knox, Admissions;  Professor Jose Lalas, Director of the Center for Educational Justice (CEJ); Lisa Lindberg, Athletics; Megan Martindelcampo, Community Service Learning; Maggie Ruopp, Johnston Center for Integrative Studies; Erin Sanborn, Student Involvement & Success; Monique Stennis, Campus Diversity & Inclusion; Katie Thew '24; Peter Tupou, Campus Diversity & Inclusion; and John Walsh, Chaplain’s Office.



Committee Meeting Dates

If you are interested in participating in the planning of the commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2022, feel free to join our monthly meetings. We meet on the first Monday of the month, except June and July, from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Please note, two months leading up to MLK Day, we are scheduled once a week.  Please click on the meeting dates below to access the meeting location; the password is MLK2022.


April 5

May 3

August 2

September 6

October 4

November 1

November 8

November 15

November 22

November 29

December 6

December 13

December 20


January 3

January 10

January 24