Calendar of Events

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 15, 2018 and continues with programming and events through Friday, January 31, 2018.

We invite your organization 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 2018 event calendar for similar programs or timing conflicts. The deadline for program submission is Friday 11/24/2017.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Program and Awards Commemoration

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Program and Awards Commemoration

To view events, select January 2018 in the drop down menu or view the complete list of events here.

If you have any further questions, please email

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* 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.

"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."