Schedule of Events

29th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration 2014
October 14, 2013 and January 20 – 24, 2014

Through February 28, 2014 – Poster Exhibit
“University Libraries Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History Month”
Posters designed by Penn State students for the 29th annual MLK Jr. poster competition
Pattee Library, Central Lobby (Mall Entrance)

Monday, October 14, 2013 – 100 Days til MLK Commemoration
Ground Floor of the HUB (11:30 a.m – 3:30 p.m)
100 Days Til MLK Quiz – [ PDF ]

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 – Forum on Black Affairs 39th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Banquet
President’s Hall, The Penn Stater (6:30 p.m.)

On Wednesday, January 15, 2014, There will be two (2) shuttle bus round trips to the Penn Stater, from the HUB and Shields Bldg, between 5:30 and 6:00 p.m. Afterwards, two (2) round trips back to Shields and the HUB between 9:00 and 9:30 p.m.

The Red Link bus is another option for getting to the Penn Stater. Please see the CATA Bus information to view bus stops:

Saturday, January 18, 2014 Holocaust Memorial Museum Trip
(Registration: December 9-13 in 209 HUB, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Trip begins at 6:30 a.m. and ends approximately at 10:00 p.m. in State College, PA)
11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Tour)
3:00 to 6:00 p.m. (Tour of Washington, D.C.)
6:00 p.m. (Return to State College, PA)

Monday, January 20, 2014 – Day of Service
Alumni Hall (8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
Sign up at
Featuring “DJ Mr. Geek’d”

Monday, January 20, 2014 – “Have You Heard? Notable Speeches at Penn State” Audio broadcast of Martin Luther King Jr.’s address at Rec Hall on January 21, 1965
Foster Auditorium, E102 Paterno Library
(10:00-11:00 a.m.  and  3:00-4:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 – Tim Wise
Freeman Auditorium, HUB (5:00 – 6:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 – Speak for Peace: Oratorical Contest and Social Justice Reception
Robb Hall, Hintz Family Alumni Center (6:30 p.m.)
(Doors will open at 6:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 – Evening Celebration
Angela Davis,
Social Equality Activist and Author
Schwab Auditorium (7:00 p.m.)
Tickets for Angela Davis are now available for pick up in 209 HUB and the PRCC. Tickets can also be reserved online at and picked up at the Schwab box office the evening of the event. 

Thursday, January 23, 2014 – Community Showcase and We Shall Not Be Moved
Community Showcase (5:30 p.m.), Waring Commons, West Classroom
We Shall Not Be Moved: Peace Sit In (7:00 p.m.),  West Cultural Lounge

Friday, January 24, 2014 – T.D.C.O. – The Dream Continues On…

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 – “Breaking the Color Barrier: Looking at Penn State’s Athletic History”
Presented by Dr. Mark Dyreson and Sara Roser-Jones
February 12, 2014
Foster Auditorium, E102 Paterno Library
(Noon-1:00 p.m.)

Thursday, February 27, 2014 – WPSU Rebroadcast of the “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Banquet”
(8:00 to 9:00 p.m.)