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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. continues to be an iconic symbol of the civil rights movement, as new generations become familiar with his historic leadership. Inspired by the power of non-violence, Dr. King was tireless in working for a better world for all people and all children. His belief in community, service and education as tools for change aligns particularly well with the values of UCSF.

During this annual commemoration, members of the campus community will be able to reacquaint themselves with the reasons that Dr. King’s legacy remains alive, and his commitment to resolving conflict between countries, cultures, faiths and individuals.

On traveling “graffiti walls” at MLK events at Parnassus and Mission Bay, faculty, staff and students will be invited to read a sample of Dr. King’s most memorable sayings and to reflect in their own words on the relevance of his teachings in the world of today.

MLK Calendar of Events (subject to change):

Jan. 15 — Laughter Is the Best Medicine. 

Cole Hall Auditorium. Pre-reception wine and healthy snacks, while supplies last, from 4:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Showtime: 5-6 p.m.  

Jan. 15 — Spoken Word. 

Refreshments will be served. Multicultural Resource Center, MU 123W. Showtime: 6-8 p.m.

Jan. 18 — Best Intentions Motown Tribute!

This amazing band will take you on a musical journey back in time with your favorite Motown hits,  Lunch special for $4, with complimentary coffee and tea, while supplies last. Mission Bay Rutter Community Center. Showtime: noon–1 p.m.

Jan. 21 — 57th Presidential Inauguration (televised).

Complimentary coffee, tea and bagels, while supplies last. UCSF Moffitt Cafeteria and The Pub at Mission Bay: 9 a.m.–noon.

Jan. 22 — Best Intentions, Motown Tribute!

Lunch special for $4, with complimentary coffee and tea, while supplies last. Laurel Heights, The View, second floor. Showtime: noon–1 p.m.