Belmont University celebrates MLK Day with special events

2017 MLK Service students.

In celebration of the Jan. 15 anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth date, Belmont University will hold a number special events. The University’s theme for 2018 is “A View from the Mountaintop.”

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Program was established in January of 1997 at Belmont University as a celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Events are held each January as part of the observance of Dr. King’s birthday. Each of these events are open to the Belmont community and to the public and all are welcome and invited to attend.

2018 Schedule of Events

Friday, January 12th
MLK Breakfast Celebration
7:30 am – 8:30 am (Doors open at 7 am)
Janet Ayres Academic Center – 4th floor
Keynote Speaker: DeVon Franklin
Tickets are $10 for general public, Belmont faculty & staff. Belmont students are free.

Chapel with DeVon Franklin
10:00 am – 10:50 am
Massey Performing Arts Center
This unique chapel presentation will allow the Belmont Community, in particular students interact with this dynamic author, Hollywood producer, motivational speaker & preacher.

Book signing with DeVon Franklin
11:00 am – 11:30 am
Massey Performing Arts Center Lobby

Saturday, January 13th
MLK Jr. Day of Service
10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Fisk University

Monday, January 15th
Candlelight Vigil
7:00 am – 8:30 pm
Gabhart A & B

Tuesday, January 16th
Teaching Center Luncheon – Exploring Social Justice With Our Students: Strategies & Straight Talk
11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Frist Lecture Hall – 4th floor Inman

Wednesday, January 17th

Belmont State of Mind Update: “Charting Belmont’s course to the Mountaintop”
10:00 am – 10:50 am
Massey Business Center

MLK Commemoration Chapel
10:00 am – 10:50 am
This chapel will allow participants to watch a brief documentary about the Civil Rights narrated by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

MLK Worship Service with the BSA
Featuring: Ashley Love Phillips, Belmont Alumna
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Thursday, January 18th
Real Talk with Gary Hunter –“Where are we in relation to the mountaintop” – Faculty & Staff
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Massey Boardroom
Pizza will be provided, but please bring your own beverage.

Friday, January 19th
Chapel – “What kind of work is it going to take to get to the mountaintop?”
Featuring Pastor John Faison
10:00 am – 10:50 am

Movie Night – “I am not your Negro”
Johnson Center Theater
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm