Martin Luther King Jr. Week Celebration

  • Details

  • 1/17/22
  • 8:30 a.m. -
  • Free
  • All Ages
  • Categories

  • Educational

Event Description

Join us for these upcoming events to celebrate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Civil Rights Movement, and what issues are still affecting society today. 


Mount Mercy University 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast 

Monday, January 17 | 8:30-9:30 AM 

Betty Cherry Heritage Hall


Red-Lined and Side-Lined: Histories of Housing—Hoping for Home Series 

Panel Discussion 

Monday, January 17 | 1:00-2:00 PM 

African American Museum of Iowa 

55 12th Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401


Dr. Martin-Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration 

Monday, January 17 | 6:30-8:00 PM 

Sinclair Auditorium | Coe College 

1220 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 

Both events will be livestreamed and are organized by St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.


Chains Interrupted (Human Trafficking in the State of Iowa) 

Tish Young 

Tuesday, January 18 | 9:00-10:00 AM 

Betty Cherry Heritage Hall


 DEI and Non-Violence 

Dr. Joe Hendryx 

Tuesday, January 18 | 11:00 AM-12:30 PM 

Betty Cherry Heritage Hall


 Student Engagement Opportunity 

January 18 | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM 

University Center Commons


 Volunteer Opportunity 

African Women Empowered 

Wednesday, January 19 | 9:00-10:00 AM 

Off-Campus (Meet at Busse Library at 8:30 AM) 


DEI and Anti-Racism 

Dr. Melissa McCollister 

Wednesday, January 19 | 11:00 AM-12:30 PM 

Room 204, Flaherty Community Room | Basile Hall

Reading of “Of the Passing of the First-Born” From W.E.B. Du Bois’ The Souls of Black Folk 

Dr. Bryan Cross 

Wednesday, January 19 | 4:00-5:00 PM