2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Morning Tribute, Jan. 21Save 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
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
Saturday, Jan. 20
Let Freedom Sing
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
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.
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