Martin Luther King Jr. Week

An annual campus community gathering to honor the life and legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. through learning, discussion, community engagement and art.


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.

Ongoing Community Conversations

The Bucknell Division of Equity & Inclusive Excellence is committed to creating a community that respects dialogue. Our goal is to have courageous spaces where we can engage and follow up on topics where our experiences, knowledge or perspectives might diverge and we hope to create additional opportunities for facilitated community conversations and processing circles. The first of these will take place on Friday, Jan. 26, from 2 to 4 p.m., and will serve as a space for us to continue dialogue throughout the semester and beyond.

Please provide feedback to 2024 MLK Week Events!


2025 MLK Week Committee Members

  • Cymone Fourshey, co-chair, professor of history and international relations and director of the Griot Institute
  • Kurt Nelson, co-chair, director of religious & spiritual life
  • Andre Bramhan, residential education community director
  • Chris Brown, director of the Center for Access and Success
  • Adam Burgos, assistant professor of philosophy
  • Hillary De La Cruz '27, BSG MLK Committee
  • Sarah Farbo, assistant director of community-based & engaged service learning
  • Katherine Furlong, Dean of Library Services
  • Missy Gutkowski, assistant dean for experiential learning, Freeman College of Management
  • Ninah Jackson '25
  • Kelly Knox, associate professor of dance
  • Michelle Lauver, programs manager, Griot Institute
  • Colin Michna '26
  • Brent Papson, director of campus activities and student media
  • Leah Rakhlin '25
  • Javeon Robinson '27, BSG MLK Committee
  • Marcus Scales, director of multicultural student services
  • Nisan Trotter, philanthropic engagement manager, principal gifts
  • Eline Vermeulen, assistant athletic director of student-athlete enrichment
  • Natasha Wilson, senior associate director of athletics

Previous MLK Week Themes

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Contact Details

Griot Institute for the Study of Black Lives & Cultures