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 15, 2024
10-11 a.m.: The Gathering (Reardon Lobby)
11:15-11:45 a.m.: Shuttle students from Reardon Auditorium to Paramount Theatre in downtown Anderson.
12-1:30 p.m.: Anderson Citywide MLK Day Celebration (Paramount Theatre)
1:40-1:50 p.m.: Shuttle back to AU (Paramount Theatre to Reardon Auditorium)
1:55-2:30 p.m.: Lunch/MLK Day Reflections & Action Steps (Reardon Lobby)

Tuesday, January 16, 2024
11-11:50 a.m.: MLK Day Chapel (Reardon Auditorium)


2024 Theme

King’s Dream was THE KING’S Dream

“I Have a Dream.” —Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

MLK Day Program

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.

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 Day Chapel

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


MLK Planning Committee
(765) 641-4103

Event Schedule