MLK Commemorative Symposium Calendar of Events - Call for Programs

Each year, during the month of January, the University of Pennsylvania and our surrounding communities come together to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This commemoration includes a day of service on our campus and in the Philadelphia community on Monday, January 18, 2016 and continues with programming and events through Friday, January 29, 2016. The purpose of our symposium is to remind us of our interdependence and to reaffirm our commitment to the betterment of our communities through civility and service. Opening our doors to embrace programming and visitors dedicated to realizing Dr. King's vision transforms the campus. Sharing our strengths and diversity as we commemorate Dr. King has an impact on the University that continues to be felt across campus and the Philadelphia community.

We invite your oganization to plan a program in conjunction with this year's symposium.

Please fill out this form if you have any events that you wish to add to this calendar. Before submitting event details please review the current MLK 2016 event calendar for similar programs or timing conflicts.

To view events, select January 2016 in the drop down menu or view the complete list of events here.

If you have any further questions, please email

Join the Facebook Group: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Commemorative Symposium for Social Change.

* In case of inclement weather, please go to  If it is posted that the University is closed, events will be CANCELED for that day.  Any postponements will be posted on the calendar.

Parking information for the Day of Service: Complimentary parking for volunteers will be provided at the following locations: Lot #1 (between 32nd and 33rd and Walnut Sts) and Lot #19 (Northeast corner of 34th and Chestnut Sts.)

"We value academic freedom and open expression.  The views and opinions expressed by presenters are those of the speakers during programs listed on this calendar and do not necessarily reflect those of the University of Pennsylvania, the MLK Symposium Executive Planning Committee, or the African-American Resource Center."