"Banner with Coretta Scott King in profile from left with Dr. Martin Luther King in the background. Text includes Florida State University's 33rd Annual MLK Jr. Celebration 2021. January 18-22. The Black Women In Our Lives."

MLK Celebration Week 2020: The Black Women in Our Lives

MLK Celebration Week 2021: The Black Women in Our Lives

Monday, January 18:

  • City of Tallahassee MLK day drive-thru parade
  • National Day of Service
  • Serve with Engage TLH

Tuesday, January 19:

  • "Black Faces, White Spaces" Dialogue Panel
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration: An Evening with Dr. Barbara Reynolds

Wednesday, January 20:

  • Lunch and Learn featuring Mike Mitchell
  • The Legacy of Black Women in Medicine: How Commitment to Service Led to Medicine

Thursday, January 21:

  • Black Girl Magic Lunch-in
  • Looking Back and Thinking Ahead: A Curated Conversation of Black Women in Dance

Friday, January 22:

  • Student Lunch and Learn
  • POSTPONED FOR WEATHER: MLK Week Presents: "Hidden Figures" on Landis
  • MLK Week Presents: Mobile Pantry Distribution

The Framework Behind the Movement

The goal of the week is to bring the FSU and Tallahassee communities together to reflect on the past and support one another to engage in creating social justice and advocating for the civil rights of all. This year, the celebration will place special emphasis on recognizing the role of Black women in the movement, including their historical impact and continued legacy, both nationally and locally. The celebration will highlight Dr. King’s framework for social justice each day through the Six Principles of Nonviolence. Created by Dr. King, these principles were institutionalized and strengthened by Coretta Scott King’s continued social justice advocacy and the monumental development of the King Center. We encourage you to reflect on each of these Six Principles of Nonviolence as we move through the week and think about how we as a community can do the work of equity for equality.

Six Principles of Nonviolence

  1. Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people.
  2. Nonviolence seeks to win friendship and understanding.
  3. Nonviolence seeks to defeat injustice, not people.
  4. Nonviolence holds that suffering for a cause can educate and transform people and societies.
  5. Nonviolence chooses love instead of hate.
  6. Nonviolence believes that the universe is on the side of justice.

Black Women Making Change

Learn more about the impact of Black Women past and present in their fight for liberation and racial justice below.

Black Women In Our Lives Nomination

To further honor the influential Black women in our lives, members of the FSU community have the opportunity to submit a picture and highlight of a Black woman who has been an agent of impact, inspiration, and influence. Submit a nomination below.

Events

  1. MLK City of Tallahassee Parade

    MLK City of Tallahassee Parade

    In celebration of the MLK Holiday, this event will highlight local service opportunities through the Corporation for National & Community Service website and the Center for...

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    MLK City of Tallahassee Parade 12:00 pm - https://mlk.fsu.edu

  2. MLK Celebration Week Award Night and Evening with Dr. Barbara Reynolds Annie Grier

    MLK Celebration Week Award Night and Evening with Dr. Barbara Reynolds  Annie Grier

    FSU’s Senior Coordinator for Diversity & Inclusion, will host our annual celebration, which will include presentation of MLK Book Stipend awards and faculty and staff...

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    MLK Celebration Week Award Night and Evening with Dr. Barbara Reynolds Annie Grier 06:30 pm

  3. Lunch and Learn

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    Lunch and Learn in partnership with Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Office, Human Resources. - Mike Mitchel from the FSU Office of Research and Development will talk about...

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  4. Black Women in Medicine: Past, Present, Future

    Black Women in Medicine: Past, Present, Future

    Dialogue Panel in partnership with FSU College of Medicine

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    Black Women in Medicine: Past, Present, Future 06:30 pm

  5. Hidden Figures on Landis

    Hidden Figures on Landis

    Join the SLC and the MLK Celebration Week Committee on Landis Green, for an outdoor screening of Hidden Figures and a celebration of Martin Luther King's legacy! There is a...

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    Hidden Figures on Landis 07:00 pm - Landis Green

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