Program - Evanston

Day of Service

Saturday, January 18, 8:30 AM to 2:00 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.  Sign up for the Day of Service.

Eva Jefferson Day

Monday, January 20, 8:45 AM-2:45PM
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.

Staged Reading of "Mogadishu"

Monday, January 20, 2:00 PM
Josephine Louis Theatre (20 Arts Circle Drive)
Mogadishu, by white British playwright Vivienne Franzmann, dramatizes the experience of a white woman who teaches in a tough London secondary school.  The play can be seen as a kind of stress test of multicultural education, with deeply problematic and tragic outcomes.

Campus Observance: Candlelight Vigil featuring Dr. Warren Washington

Monday, January 20, 7:00 PM
Alice Millar Chapel (1870 Sheridan Rd.)
Join us as we hear from Dr. Warren Washington, internationally recognized expert on atmospheric science and climate research.  As the second African-American to earn a doctorate in the atmospheric sciences, Dr. Washington is a role model, mentor, and inspiration for generations of young researchers from diverse backgrounds.

Dinner Dialogue - What is True Education?

Tuesday, January 21, 6:00 PM
Alison Dining Hall - PARC Residential College
Dinner Dialogues is a monthly program that provies a space for conversations around topics of inclusion over dinner and is open to all students at NU.  Live off-campus and need a meal voucher to participate?  Email

Civil Rights and Social Justice: Calling All Voices

Wednesday, January 22, 5:30-7:00 PM
McCormick Tribune Forum (1870 Campus Drive)
This panel discussion will be led by five Fellows from the Public Voices Fellowship Program.  We will hear their thoughts on how a diversity of voices engaged in public discourse leads to greater social justice in our society. Download the event flyer.

Screening of "King: A Filmed Record"

Thursday, January 23, 5:00 PM
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art (40 Arts Circle Drive)
A masterfully assembled film consisting mostly of archival footage without narration, King documents Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s civil rights activism from 1955 to 1968. Originally screened as a one-night-only event in 1970, the film has been restored by the Library of Congress so that future generations can better understand this remarkable and turbulent time in our nation’s all-too recent past. From speeches to arrests, from the Montgomery bus protests to the shockwaves caused by his assassination, King is a powerful reminder of how far the civil rights movement has come, and a precious record of one of the greatest leaders in American history. Complimentary refreshments will be offered during the intermission.


Friday, January 24, 6:00-9:00 PM
Norris Center, Louis Room
Swahili for “pull together,” Harambee is the annual kick-off event for Black History Month. 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 the presentation of this year's Gardner-Exum Scholarship winners.

Campus Observance: Keynote Speaker Myrlie Evers-Williams

Monday, January 27, 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 Myrlie Evers-Williams.