MLK Day Celebration

Lift Every Voice:
Enacting Positive Change so ALL are Heard

January 22, 2024


On the first day of spring semester classes — Monday, January 22 — Nazareth commemorates Dr. Martin Luther KingJr. with campus-wide programming from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with community partners, on the theme Lift Every Voice: Enacting Positive Change so ALL are Heard. Classes during that time block are suspended so that all may attend.

  • 10:30-11:20am - Social Justice Workshops: Students, faculty, staff: Sign up for your workshop choice; see details below.
  • 11:30am-12:10pm - Ceremony in Glazer's Beston Hall: Open to the public, as well as students, faculty, and staff.
  • 12:10pm-12:30pm - Connections Event in Glazer's Duda Family Concourse (lobby): Open to the public, as well as students, faculty, and staff.

About our Workshop Presenters

Climate Solutions Accelerator (Arts Center A183)
The Children's Agenda (Arts Center A72)
AutismUp (Arts Center A71)

Arts Center

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM

Social Justice Workshops

  • Climate Solutions Accelerator - Catalyzing Local Efforts for Environmental Justice (Room Location: Arts Center A183)
  • The Children's Agenda - Advocating for Children's Health, Education & Success (Room Location: Arts Center A72)
  • AutismUp - Collaborating with and Supporting the Autism Community -  (Room Location: Arts Center A71)

RSVP for a workshop

Glazer's Beston Hall

11:30 AM - 12:10 PM

  • Welcome - President Beth Paul
  • Welcome; Introduction to Naomi Conteh - Wayne Hilson
  • Spoken Word - Naomi Conteh
  • King for a Day Service and Advocacy Announcement; Introduction to A'Nyla Brown - Adam Lewandowski
  • Song - A'Nyla Brown
  • Announcement for Gwen Clifton Event, Black History Month Events, and Introduction to Tyana Burroughs - Kim Winden
  • Spoken Word - Tyana Burroughs
  • MLK Awards for Creative Expression Reminder and New Connections Event Announcement - Mario Martinez
    Categories: Visual Arts, Music, Theater/Dance, Open
  • Wrap-Up - Wayne Hilson

Glazer's Duda Family Concourse (lobby)

12:10 PM-12:30 PM

New Connections Reception - On your way out, stop for delicious treats and great conversation in the lobby!

Naz MLK student artwork
MLK 2023

Wellness Wednesday 1/24

Stop by Wellness Wednesday 12-12:30pm outside of Health & Counseling for a justice-themed activity and snack!

MLK Peace Walk 1/25

Naz students, staff, and faculty: Join JJ and the Walking Club for their weekly walk 12:15-12:45pm!  This peace walk will be an opportunity to come together, move our bodies, and walk with peace and community on the forefront of our minds. Learn more

Naz Hillel Shabbat for Justice 1/26

Join Nazareth Hillel for a Special Shabbat Service and Dinner Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the ongoing work of racial & social justice. Learn More. Please RSVP to

Take Action In the Community 1/27

Nazareth students, faculty, and staff: Sign up to be part of Nazareth’s participation in the King for a Day service event at community service sites off campus. And add King for a Day to your calendar. For more, check out the King for a Day info page and contact Adam Lewandowski, Weider Community Engagement office,

Fireside Chat with Gwen Clifton, '13, '16G: A Changemaker's Journey 1/29

Our Vice President of Culture, Community & Belonging Wayne Hilson will sit down with Naz social work alum Gwen Clifton '13, '16G to discuss her journey of changemaking personally and professionally. Full Gwen Clifton event info

Awards for Creative Expression

Nazareth students: Enter Nazareth's MLK Awards for Creative Expression competition. Record, compose, write, or create a piece of work around the MLK Day Celebration theme, or other themes related to social justice, diversity, equity & inclusion. The awards ceremony will be held in April 2024. See MLK Awards details.