The UW-Madison MLK Day Celebration honors the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as well as the many ways UW-Madison students, faculty and staff embody Dr. King’s spirit of service.
MLK Memorial Lecture – An Evening with Dr. Mae Jemison
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Varsity Hall, Union South
Doors open at 6pm
Remarks at 6:30pm
Followed by audience Q&A
Astronaut, engineer, entrepreneur, physician and educator, Dr. Mae Jemison is at the forefront of integrating the physical and social sciences with art and culture to solve problems and foster innovation. Jemison served six years as a NASA astronaut and was the first woman of color in the world to go into space aboard a joint space shuttle mission with the Japanese space agency. Hear her speak on overcoming barriers, her life story, and how the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has made an impact on her life.
Free and open to the public. No tickets required.
Union South and Varsity Hall are wheelchair accessible. Sign language interpreting will be available. For other accommodations or requests, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 608-263-5700 by January 15, 2020.
Please note that video or audio recording the lecture is not permitted. Additionally, while younger students are welcome to attend this lecture, please note that the remarks will be geared towards university students.
This event is sponsored by UW–Madison Student Affairs, in partnership with the Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement, and the Morgridge Center for Public Service.