Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Alumni Dedication to MLK by Deven Bridges BA ’17; Dominic Martin BA ’18; Robert Weatherly BA ’16, MBA ’17


Each year, on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, AU suspends classes so that all students, faculty, staff, and the greater Anderson community are able to come together to celebrate the life and legacy of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We use this time to renew our commitment to the ongoing work of social justice and racial equity. Our annual celebration kicks off with a Peace & Justice March and is followed by community events and participation in service projects around the city.

Monday, January 17, 2022
10:00-11:00 a.m. The Gathering:  Reardon Lobby (Keynote Speaker, Michelle Williams)
11:15-11:45 a.m. Peace and Justice March:  Reardon Auditorium to Paramount Theatre
12:00-1:30 p.m. Anderson City-Wide MLK Jr. Day Celebration:  Paramount Theatre (Keynote Speaker, Brian “B” Martin)
2:00-2:30 p.m. Lunch:  Reardon Lobby
2:30-5:00 p.m. Walking in Awareness Video (showing every 30 mins):  Reardon Auditorium
2:30-5:00 p.m. Service Projects:  Christian Center/Park Place Community Center
5:30-6:30 p.m. MLK Day Reflections, Action Steps, & Meal by PACT:  Reardon Lobby
7:00-9:00 p.m. Movie “Harriet”:  Reardon Auditorium

Tuesday, January 18, 2022
11:00-11:50 a.m. MLK Day Chapel:  Reardon Auditorium (Keynote Speaker, Geremy Dixon)


2022 Theme

From a Dream to Reality

“Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children” —Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Million Steps for Martin

You can participate in our annual Peace & Justice March no matter where you are! Join us from October to January as we commit to take a Million Steps for Martin all over the United States in honor of MLK’s legacy.

Free Movie Viewing

AU students, faculty,  staff, and the City of Anderson are invited to join us for a free viewing of a movie that relates to peace and justice.


The Gathering and Peace & Justice March

Join us for “The Gathering,” a time of reflection and inspiration from the life of MLK, and the “Peace & Justice March” as we walk from AU’s campus into the heart of downtown Anderson, Indiana to join the City of Anderson in its celebration of MLK Day.

MLK Day Chapel

Join us for our annual MLK Day Chapel. You don’t want to miss this Chapel experience.

Help Dreams Become a Reality

Would you like to help make MLK’s and AU Students’ dreams become a reality? Click on the link below to contribute to the Multicultural Student Success Fund. Your support helps students overcome financial barriers that threaten their ability to reach their academic pursuits.


MLK Planning Committee
(765) 641-4103

Event Schedule