MLK’s Visit – 50th Anniversary

Event Date: Monday, October 16 th

Event Time: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

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Program Description:

The Martin Luther King Jr. 50th Anniversary Celebration being held on October 16th, 2017 brings together the campus and surrounding community to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King and his many contributions to the world. In celebration of his speech to the campus some 50 years ago entitled, “The Civil Rights Movement of the Future,” this historic date will mark the 50th anniversary of his speech on campus to some 7,000 people back in 1967.
Join us for this year’s celebration with the theme of “Empathy, Equality, and Esteem to celebrate the milestones that have been reached thus far in working to fulfill the dream of Dr. King and to continue the fight of transforming ourselves, our communities, and our world.

50th MLK Visit
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Schedule of Events

Time Activity Location

9:30 – 10:45 am

Brunch : "Esteeming Those Who Came Before Us: Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." ( Fundraiser )

Redwood Room

11:00 – 11:30 am

Tavis Smiley to meet with University Scholars

Foothill Suite

11:00 – 11:50 am

Film Screening

Hinde Auditorium

12:00 – 12:45 pm

Mid-day Keynote Address & Convocation
Tavis Smiley to present on "Empathy and Economic Inequality"

University Union Ballroom

1:00 – 1:45 pm

March for Empathy

from the University Union to the Stadium

2:15 – 3:00 pm

Panel on the Civil Rights Movement Past and Present: "Understanding the Empathy Narrative"

University Union Ballroom

3:15 – 4:00 pm

Student and Community Workshops/Civic Engagement Sessions

Various Union Rooms

4:15 – 5:00 pm

Gallery Tour

Lobby Suite

4:15 – 5:00 pm

Gospel Concert (Empathy, Empowerment, and Praise)

University Union

5:00  5:45 pm

Transition and Preparation for the Evening Keynote Address

Not applicable

7:00 pm

(Doors to open for guests and audience will watch a multi-media feature until the event begins)

University Union Ballroom

7:30  9:00 pm

Evening Keynote Address
Tavis Smiley "Death of a King: A Life of Empathy that Created a Movement"

University Union Ballroom
*Ticketed Event


Event Sponsors:

University Union | UNIQUE Programs | Student Academic Success and Educational Equity Programs | Community Engagement Center | First Year Experience | Full Circle Project | Sociology Department | One Book | The Retirees Association | Center for Diversity and Inclusion | Martin Luther King, Jr. Center | Associated Students Incorporated | Educational Opportunity Program | DEGREES Project | College of Education | College of Health and Human Services | CSUS Library | SMUD | Sierra Health Foundation | VSP