Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Symposium on Social Change

African-American Resource Center

The recent symposium was held January 15 through February 2, 2024 in various locations.

John L. Jackson speaking at podium in front of MLK photo

Each year, during the month of January, the University of Pennsylvania and our surrounding communities come together to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The commemoration reminds us of our interdependence and reaffirms our commitment to the betterment of our communities through civility and service.

Opening our doors to embrace programming and visitors dedicated to realizing Dr. King's vision transforms the campus. Sharing our strengths and diversity as we commemorate Dr. King has an impact that can be felt across both the University of Pennsylvania’s campus and the Philadelphia community as a whole.

For a list of 2024 MLK Symposium Events, click HERE.

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MLK symposium 2024 University of Pennsylvania African-American Resource Center

"The curse of poverty has no justification in our age. It is socially as cruel and blind as the practice of cannibalism at the dawn of civilization, when men ate each other because they had not yet learned to take food from the soil or to consume the abundant animal life around them. The time has come for us to civilize ourselves by the total, direct and immediate abolition of poverty."

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?" (New York: Harper & Row, 1967).

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