Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration 2020

Democracy, Civility and the Freedom of Expression

January MLK Day Of Service - Monday, Jan. 20, 2020

Featured Community Partner: United Way of Greater Lafayette. Volunteers will celebrate the legacy of Dr. King by serving local community service agencies in Tippecanoe County. Student organizations can sign up to be matched with volunteer opportunities by emailing

University Of New Hampshire Powerplay Workshops  – Jan. 21 and 22

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University of New Hampshire’s PowerPlay Interactive Development program provides attendees with an innovative opportunity to cultivate bias awareness and intervention strategies through interactive theatre. Facilitated by bias researcher Dr. Stephanie Goodwin, each training lab features several customized scenes during which actors portray everyday moments of bias and invite participants to explore possible responses.

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Four, free, interactive development training labs will be offered. Those interested in participating are encouraged to register via the links below.

  • Undergraduate Students
    6:00-9:00 p.m. | Jan. 21 | Purdue Memorial Union, South Ballroom
    Register for this session.
  • Graduate and Professional Students
    2:30-5:30 p.m. | Jan. 22 | Stewart Center, Room 206
    Register for this session.
  • Faculty and Staff - Two training labs are available:
    • 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Jan. 21 | Purdue Memorial Union, South Ballroom -or-
    • 8:30-11:30 a.m. | Jan. 22 | Stewart Center, Room 206
    • Register for either session.

9 th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Awareness Week – Jan. 20-24

Hosted by the Colleges of Agriculture and Health and Human Sciences

MLK Celebration Speakers -  83rd U.S.  Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former Senator Jeff Flake – Jan. 22

7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Loeb Playhouse. Free, general admission tickets will be required and will be available Jan. 13 at the Purdue box offices. Moderated by University Senate Chair Prof. Cheryl Cooky, former Attorney General, Lorretta Lynch and former Senator (R-AZ) Jeff Flake will discuss the legacy of Dr. King and introduce the theme of Democracy, Civility, and Freedom of Expression.

83rd U.S.  Attorney General Loretta Lynch


Former Senator (R-AZ) Jeff Flake

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