Jan. 20-26


Event Schedule

Virginia Commonwealth University will host several events celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during our 2019 MLK Celebration Week. All events are free and open to the public.

Our theme for the 2019 celebration is: We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident, words from the Declaration of Independence. Dr. King echoed this same statement many times in his written work, sermons and speeches, including in his “Letter from Birmingham City Jail” and his “I Have a Dream” speech.

Events are listed by date, below. Please complete the registration form link in each event description to register your attendance. Or, you can register here. For additional information, contact the VCU Division for Inclusive Excellence at: (804) 828-8947, or email:

Sunday, January 20
Monday, January 21
Tuesday, January 22
Wednesday, January 23
Thursday, January 24
Friday, January 25