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Keynote Speakers

To be announced

Social Justice Activist

Monday, January 17 | Time: TBD central standard time

Virtual registration for this event coming soon. 

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Land Acknowledgement


Northwestern Community Ensemble

Lift Every Voice and Sing

This choral montage of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” is performed by current and former Northwestern Community Ensemble (NCE) members who are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their founding. University Archivist Charla Wilson is spearheading commemorative events around the NCE anniversary and together with the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion and the chorale, they created this video for the MLK Dream Week 2021.  Click link below to view recording of vocal montage:

NCE - Lift Every Voice and Sing, MLK 2021

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Introduction of Keynote Speaker


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Q&A Moderator


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Thank You



The 2021 DREAM Week events are sponsored by Northwestern’s Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, Association Student Government, Office of the Provost, Office of the President, Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life, Pritzker School of Law, Feinberg School of Medicine, School of Professional Studies, The Women’s Center, One Book One Northwestern, Office of Student Life, Center for Civic Engagement, Feinberg Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and The Graduate School Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Alpha Phi Alpha Candlelight Vigil: Speaker to be announced

Monday, January 17 | 4:00 PM central standard time

Virtual registration for this event coming soon.

The first MLK Day at Northwestern was established in 1980, three years before the national holiday was established, by the Alpha Mu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, Dr. King’s fraternity.