Jan. 19-25


Event Schedule

Virginia Commonwealth University will host several events celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during our 2020 MLK Celebration Week. All events are free and open to the public.

Our theme for the 2020 celebration is: Reflections on the Fierce Urgency of Now, a phrase Dr. King used in his 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, D.C. and for a second time in his “Beyond Vietnam” sermon in April 1967, in New York City.  Within these speeches, Dr. King delivered this message: “We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history there is such a thing as being too late.”

Events are listed by date, below. For additional information, contact the VCU Division for Inclusive Excellence at: (804) 828-8947, or email: