Jan. 19-25


VCU: Submit Your Event

Dear Colleagues: The Division for Inclusive Excellence is seeking your input to enhance the Virginia Commonwealth University Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration 2020, January 20-25, 2020.


We are inviting VCU and VCU Health System Colleges, Schools, Divisions and Units to facilitate events in keeping with our 2020 theme: Reflections on the Fierce Urgency of Now, a phrase Dr. King used in his 1963 “I have a Dream” speech, and in his “Beyond Vietnam” sermon in April 1967. Your events will meaningfully enhance our institution’s celebration, giving this timely phrase life for our VCU community.


Please use this google form to submit your ideas no later than January 10, 2020.


You can also submit your ideas to:, with “MLK Event” in the email subject line. Remember to include the type of event you would like to facilitate (panel discussion, voter registration, community service activity, etc.) the event date, time and location, and your anticipated expenses. Supplemental funding for catering or other related expenses may be available for approved events, so please include your request for financial support in your submission.


You will be notified regarding the status of your event submission on or before January 10, 2020. Events selected by the committee will appear in the university’s calendar of MLK Jr. Celebration 2020 events on the 2020 MLK, Jr. website.  


We look forward to your creativity and event submissions. For additional information contact Florence Johnson at the Division for Inclusive Excellence: (804) 828-8947 |