Martin Luther King Jr. Week

Engaging our community in a conversation about Dr. King's legacy and philosophies.

MLK

Bucknell's​ ​Martin​ ​Luther​ ​King​ ​Jr.​ ​Week​ ​brings​ ​various​ ​scholars​ ​to​ ​campus​​ ​to​ engage​ ​our​ ​community​ ​in​ ​a​ ​conversation​ ​about​ ​Dr.​ ​King's​ ​legacy​ ​and philosophies​ ​with​ ​regard​ ​to​ ​current​ ​struggles.

Events during this week include several performances, lectures and discussions designed to raise awareness and empower participants to enact individual and collective change.

The​ ​function​ ​of​ ​education​ ​is​ ​to teach​ ​one​ ​to​ ​think​ ​intensively​ ​and​ ​to think​ ​critically.​ ​​ ​Intelligence​ ​plus character​ ​— that​ ​is​ ​the​ ​goal​ ​of​ ​true education.

Martin​ ​Luther​ ​King ​Jr.

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Week 2020

Time to Break the Silence

MLK Week 2020, “Time to Break the Silence,” takes place from Jan. 20-26 and includes a community service fair as well as an array of events designed to raise awareness and empower participants to enact individual and community change.

MLK Week 2020 is generously supported by the President’s Office, the Provost's Office, the Freeman College of Management, the College of Engineering, the College of Arts & Sciences, the University Lectureship Committee, the Africana Studies Program, the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Gender, the Public Policy Endowment, the Women's Resource Center, the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life, BASA (Bucknell African Student Association) and the Departments of Geography, Mechanical Engineering, Sociology & Anthropology, Women's & Gender Studies, Art & Art History and Religious Studies.

Previous MLK Week Themes

Griot Institute for the Study of Black Lives & Cultures

Location

Hildreth-Mirza Hall, Second Floor