Annual program includes events from Day of Service to unity walk and Wycliffe Gordon lecture and performance
Thursday, January 15, 2015

An annual University of Iowa celebration honoring the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. and addressing contemporary human rights issues will be held Jan. 19-31.

This year’s MLK Celebration of Human Rights will feature a number of events for a Day a Service, including the first annual MLK Day On! Service Experience; a unity walk and tribute in the Old Capitol Museum; and a musical performance and lecture by world-renowned jazz trombonist Wycliffe Gordon.

Visit for the latest information on the full range of activities, which are free and open to the public. Some of the celebration's events include:

Unity March and “Time to Remember,” Monday, Jan. 19, 3:30 p.m. at Pentacrest and Old Capitol Museum: Participants will gather at the east entrance of the Old Capitol. After the walk, a “Time to Remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” will be held in the Old Capitol Senate Chambers. The program will be followed by a reception.

Musical Performance: Wycliffe Gordon, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Colloton Pavilion Lobby (Elevator F, Level 1)

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Lecture: Wycliff Gordon, Tuesday, Jan. 20, noon – 1 p.m. at the Prem Sahai Auditorium, 1110 Medical Education & Research Facility (MERF). A reception follows.

In addition, the UI College of Education will host its Martin Luther King Jr. Research Symposium on Friday, Feb. 13, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in N300 Lindquist Center (Jones Commons), showcasing student research projects related to diversity.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation to participate in these programs, contact the UI Center for Student Involvement and Leadership in advance at 319-335-3059.