January 18 – MLK: A Musical Remembrance (UP)
What: Join us to remember MLK with beautiful music and stirring words. Enjoy folk/ blues artist Eric Ian Farmer, the UUFCC Choir, UUFCC Song Circle and musician Doug Irwin.
When: 6:30–9:00 p.m.
Where: UUFCC, 780 Waupelani Dr., Ext., State College, PA 16801
January 20 – Day of Service for students (UP)
What: Service opportunities with Lion’s Pantry, Discovery Space, Shaver’s Creek. Breakfast, lunch and transportation provided. The MLK Jr. Day of Service commemorates Dr. King’s legacy by engaging current Penn State students in volunteerism in the State College area.
Where and when: Arrive at Alumni Hall (HUB-Robeson Center) between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. with student ID
January 20 – Dialogue with World in Conversation (UP)
What: Facilitated dialogue. Registration required at link above.
When: 9:00 a.m., 11:45 a.m., and 2:15 p.m.
Where: Thomas Building
January 21 – MLK Remembrance (UP)
What: Short speeches and words in remembrance of Dr. King
When: 3:30–5:00 p.m.
Where: State College Municipal Building, 243 South Allen St., State College, PA 16801
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
January 22 – The 35th Evening Celebration Keynote Speakers Symone Sanders and Bakari Sellers (UP)
What: The event will feature speakers Symone D. Sanders and Bakari Sellers. Priority entrance, on a first-come, first-served basis, will be given to students with a valid Penn State University Park photo ID. Community members are welcome to attend and will be seated based on availability.
When: 5:30 p.m.
Where: Schwab Auditorium; the event will be streaming at https://session.psu.edu/worldcampus/sandersandsellers/
January 23 – Speak for Peace Oratorical Contest (UP)
What: Contestants will be asked to compete in an oratorical contest in which you will have to perform an original piece in front of a panel of judges and audience members for the change to win a $500 book scholarship. Sponsored by Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Student Committee, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
When: 5:45–8:45 p.m.
Where: Heritage Hall, HUB- Robeson Center
January 24 – Reentry Simulation and Panel (UP)
What: Guest speaker Nick Pressley. Throughout the day, there will be sessions where participants go through a reentry simulation. Each simulation can accommodate 20 people, beginning at 10:30 a.m., 1:15 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Student Committee, The Restorative Justice Initiative
When: 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Where: Alumni Hall, HUB-Robeson Center