2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Call to Action: Renewing the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

As a University community, we commit to celebrating historical contributors and honoring trailblazers from the past. We commemorate social justice leaders who embody the shared values of diversity, equality, and equity. This year, we recognize global contributors with vision and intention. As we honor the sacrifices and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., we propose a call to action.

Right now, we are in the midst of a social revolution. Change-makers from all over the world are uniting in the name of intersectionality and systemic change. We have an opportunity to engage in community efforts that align with this generation’s civil rights movement and the values and ideals of the University of New Haven. Join us in honoring the legacy of MLK by committing to engage in social change with purpose and intention.


MLK Celebration & Vision Awards
Featuring Yohuru Williams, Ph.D

Wednesday, January 26, 5 p.m.
David Beckerman Recreation Center

Contact Ophelie Rowe-Allen: ORAllen@newhaven.edu

Vision Awards
Nominate a student, faculty, or staff member who has demonstrated a commitment to the ideals and values of Dr. Martin Luther King.

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MLK Scholarship Application
Apply for the MLK scholarship. Open to undergraduate students.

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USGA T-Shirt Contest

Martin Luther King Celebration
Deadline: November 30

Check for Information on Charger Connection.

From Then to Now: A Celebration of Activism & Open Mic Event

Friday, January 21, 2022, 7 p.m.
Bucknall Theatre

This event features different performances, including spoken words from Student Recognized Organizations and a review of activism at the University of New Haven from the Black Alumni Network.

Ally Kocivar, AKocivar@newhaven.edu
Zanaiya Leon, ZLeon@newhaven.edu

Call to Service

January 24 - 26, 2022, On Campus Opportunities
Saturday, January 22, 2022, Off Campus Opportunities
Meet in the Maxcy Parking Lot

A call to service. We are encouraging the Charger community to participate in this “call to service”. One of King’s quotes, 'What are you doing for others?' inspires our service to the campus and local community Join us as we unite in shared purpose and create a more just society.

Contact Ric Baker: RBaker@newhaven.edu

One Night in Miami - Film & Discussion

Monday, January 24, 2022, 7 p.m.
Bucknall Theatre

Set on the night of February 25, 1964, "One Night in Miami" follows a young, brash Cassius Clay as he emerges from the Miami Beach Convention Center, the new Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World. Join the conversation on our call to action!

Contact Zanaiya Leon: ZLeon@newhaven.edu

Day of Advocacy

Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Myatt Center for Diversity & Inclusion

Be engaged! What important issues matter to you? During this time, community members will have the opportunity to connect in person or via social media to discuss policy agendas that impact what they care about.

Contact Ian Shick: IShick@newhaven.edu