2016 Program - Evanston

Day of Service

Monday, January 18, 2016 • 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Northwestern students will engage in a variety of service projects throughout Evanston and Chicago area. During lunch students will have the opportunity to reflect over their experience.  

Eva Jefferson Day

Monday, January 18, 2016 • 8:45 AM-3:00PM
CPS students will come to Northwestern to enjoy a full day of arts, crafts and discussion about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Student Oratorical Contest

Monday, January 19, 2016 • 4:00pm 
Norris University Center's McCormick Auditorium (1999 Campus Drive) 
3 contest finalists will recite their orations inspired by MLK, with entertainment between orations. The winner will have the opportunity to recite their oration at the MLK commemoration keynote event on January 25th at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Please see the Oratorical Contest page for more information on contest guidelines.

Campus Observance: Candlelight Vigil featuring Nicholas Pearce

Monday, January 18, 2016  7:00 PM
Alice Millar Chapel (1870 Sheridan Rd.)
Join us as we hear from Nicholas Pearce, Clinical Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management. There will be musical performances by Northwestern student groups and a reception to follow. The Candlelight Vigil is hosted by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Sign language interptered event.

Chief Justice Edwin Cameron of the South African Supreme Court 

Saturday, January 20, 2016  Time & location:TBD
Chief Justice Cameron will talk about the connection between the American Civil Rights Movement and the South African anti-apartheid movement.

Chicago campus dialogue with Diane Nash

Monday, January 25, 2016  12:00 PM
Thorne Auditorium (375 E. Chicago Ave. Chicago campus)
Diane Nash will speak with members of the Chicago campus on about the connection between civil rights, law and health.

Campus Observance: Keynote Speaker Diane Nash

Monday, January 25, 2016  6:00 PM
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall (50 Arts Circle Drive)
Join us for this University-wide observance featuring music and performances by Northwestern student groups and a keynote address delivered by civil rights and peace activist Diane Nash. Sign language interptered event.


Friday, January 29, 2016  6:00PM
Norris Center, Louis Room
Swahili for “pull together.”  It's co-sponsored by African American Student Affairs (AASA) and For Members Only: NU's Black Student Alliance. Come and enjoy free food, performances, and presentations.