Program - Evanston

Day of Service

Saturday, January 17, 2015 • 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.   Sign up for Day of Service.

Eva Jefferson Day

Monday, January 19, 2015 • 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. 

Student Oratorical Contest

Monday, January 19, 2015 • 1:00pm 
Norris University Center's McCormick Auditorium (1999 Campus Drive) 
3 contest finalists will recite their oration inspired by MLK at this event. There will be entertainment between orations and a small reception to follow. The winner will have the opportunity to recite their oration at the MLK commemoration keynote event on January 26th at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Please see the Oratorical Contest page for more information or to enter.

MLK Staged Reading of "The Gift Horse"

Monday, January 19, 2015 • 2:00PM
Penned by Lydia R. Diamond (Broadway's Stick Fly and NU Alumna), The Gift Horse explores the complexities of human interaction in love, commitment and tragedy and celebrates the resilience of the soul. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP here.

Campus Observance: Candlelight Vigil featuring Carol Moseley Braun

Monday, January 19, 2015  7:00 PM
Alice Millar Chapel (1870 Sheridan Rd.)
Join us as we hear from Carol Moseley Braun, first permanent female member of the Senate Finance Committee and president and founder of Good Food Organics™. There will be musical performances by Northwestern student groups and a reception to follow. 

Screening of "White Like Me"

Monday, January 20, 2015 • 4:30-6:30PM
The Graduate Student Commons (2122 Sheridan Rd)
Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son by Tim Wise

Campus Observance: Keynote Speaker Michelle Alexander

Monday, January 26, 2015  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 Michelle Alexander.


Friday, January 30, 2015  7:00-10:00 PM
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.