Please join President Joseph E. Aoun for a weeklong series of events celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Jan. 17 keynote event, A Tribute to the Dream: Presenting Tony Award-winning Renée Elise Goldsberry from the musical Hamilton, will commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and feature acclaimed actress, singer, and songwriter Renée Elise Goldsberry, and speakers and performers from across the Northeastern community.
Goldsberry originated the role of Angelica Schuyler Church in the Broadway musical Hamilton, a performance for which she won a 2016 Tony Award. Other Broadway credits include Nettie in the original Broadway cast of The Color Purple, Mimi in Rent, and Nala in The Lion King. And Goldsberry is well known for her recurring roles on Ally McBeal and The Good Wife.
Photo Credit: Sara Krulwich/ NYT
Every year, the university honors the life, legacy, and work of one of history’s most prominent civil rights leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The events commemorating Dr. King are also reflections of the Northeastern community’s diversity and inclusiveness through both ongoing dialogue and the showcasing of talent.
Don’t miss this week’s events and please be part of continuing the dialogue.
Schedule of Events
Northeastern’s MLK Day of Service
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., beginning in Curry Student Center Ballroom
Community service projects and social justice workshops
John D. O’Bryant African American Institute Day of Service
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., John D. O’Bryant African American Institute
Community service projects with students from Northeastern’s JDOAAI Legacy Mentoring and Leadership Program, Madison Park Development Corp., and the Justice Resource Institute
Film Screening: Selma
7:00 p.m., AfterHOURS
AfterHOURS screens Selma, the 2014 American historical drama based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and others.
A Tribute to the Dream: Presenting Tony Award-winning Renée Elise Goldsberry from the musical Hamilton
3:00 p.m., Blackman Auditorium
A commemoration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., featuring acclaimed actress, singer, and songwriter Renée Elise Goldsberry, and speakers and performers from across the Northeastern community
NU Dream Reflections on Dr. King
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., John D. O’Bryant African American Institute
The NU Dream Initiative and professional development gathering of Northeastern staff of color
Civil Rights Today and Strategies for the Future
11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Curry Student Center Ballroom
Law School's Civil Rights & Restorative Justice Project and the John D. O'Bryant African American Institute, featuring guest speaker Cornell Brooks, attorney and President and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
New Movement Leadership and the Role of Critique
12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Social Justice Resource Center
Dialogue session to explore public critiques and historical memory of movement leaders, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Interfaith Pause for Peace
12:00 p.m., Sacred Space, Ell Hall
Pause for Peace to honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Real Talk: We Have A Dream
4:00 p.m., Asian American Center
A conversation about the dreams and future of Northeastern’s Asian American community
Gallery 360 will feature the paintings of two female African American painters, Marilene Phipps and Diane Westbrook, from the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists, Roxbury, Massachusetts.
For questions regarding any of the events in the weeklong series, please contact Amelia Brizicky.