January 17, 2019

2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Morning Tribute, Jan. 21

Save the date for VUMC’s MLK Morning Tribute, Jan. 21, in Light Hall. All employees are welcome and invited to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

The morning’s activities will begin in the North Lobby at 7:30 a.m. with a performance by the United Voices of Vanderbilt — VUMC’s 200-plus-member choir created by the Office for Diversity Affairs and Vanderbilt University Medical Center Human Resources — and a welcome message by Traci Nordberg, chief human resources officer.

The program will run until 9 a.m. and is free and open to all employees. André Churchwell, MD, chief diversity officer for VUMC, and Consuelo Wilkins, MD, MSCI, executive director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance, will be the featured speakers. Light refreshments will be served.

Other MLK Day events around campus and in the community:

Weekend of Service

Friday – Sunday 
Jan. 18-20    
Students, faculty, and staff participate in projects addressing community needs. 
For more info, visit the Weekend of Service website

Friday, Jan. 19

Interdenominational Ministry Fellowship (IMF) MLK Labor Breakfast   
8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Scarritt Bennett Center
Hosted by Tennessee AFL-CIO, Central Labor Council of Nashville and Middle Tennessee and the Tennessee Human Rights Commission
RSVP here 

Saturday, Jan. 20

Let Freedom Sing
7 p.m.
Schermerhorn Symphony Center
The Nashville Symphony and special guests perform spirituals, popular songs, and classical music honoring the triumphs of the civil rights movement.
Tickets available to the public at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10

Monday, Jan. 21

Fellowship Breakfast
7:30 a.m.
Tennessee State Museum
Join peers and community leaders at this annual breakfast event

MLK Annual Freedom March & Convocation
10 a.m. - noon
28th Avenue & Jefferson Street to Tennessee State University

School of Nursing & Medical School MLK  Commemorative Lecture      
noon -1 p.m.
208 Light Hall    
“Diversity, Inclusion and Equity: Our Collective Responsibility"
Deborah Deas, MD, dean School of Medicine and Chief Executive Officer for Clinical Affairs, University of California at Riverside

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Key Note Address    
6 - 9 p.m.
Langford Auditorium
Theme: Our Lives. Our Movements. Our Responsibility.
April Ryan,White House Correspondent and CNN Political Analyst
Free tickets required

2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Series    
Various dates & locations  
Chancellor’s Lecture Series, Afternoon Teach In’s and other in-conjunction activities.
See MLK Calendar for details.

Monday, Jan. 28

2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Lecture
noon- 1 p.m.
Vanderbilt Law School , 131 21st Ave South, Flynn Auditorium    
“The Enduring Legacy of Racial Bias: Past, Present and Future" 
L. Song Richardson, dean and Chancellor's Professor of Law of the University of California, Irvine School of Law