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.
UW MLK Symposium
On Monday, Jan. 25, the University of Wisconsin–Madison will welcome journalist and author Isabel Wilkerson as the keynote speaker for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Wilkerson is the author of “Caste” and “The Warmth of Other Suns,” and she is the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize in journalism. Wilkerson will discuss connections and reflections on the messages and life of Martin Luther King Jr. in researching and writing “Caste.” This will be a Q&A-style event.
The Morgridge Center for Public Service will also be providing participants an opportunity to critically reflect on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., as well as Wilkerson’s writings, as we think about how these ideas impact our lives and the ongoing pursuit of racial equity on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 4pm.
Registation is now closed due to higher than anticipated attendance.
This event is sponsored by UW–Madison Student Affairs, in partnership with the Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement