Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Creighton

Contact Us

Chris Rodgers
University Communications and Marketing
MLK@creighton.edu
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178
402-280-1207

About

About

Martin Luther King

"Nonviolence seeks to defeat injustice, not people"

The Martin Luther King Jr. Committee was established in 1987 at Creighton University. The committee's mission is to raise awareness and promote the values of Martin Luther King within the context of Creighton University's commitment to social justice, diversity and inclusion.

That commitment reinforces the values that King's life reinforced--including the inalienable worth of each individual, the spirit of service, fostering compassionate and inclusive behaviors and embracing the diversity in our world.

Each year the Martin Luther King Committee at Creighton University sponsors a series of events on campus to promote its mission.

Awards

Awards

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major Award

Creighton University would like to acknowledge moral, religious or spiritual leaders who represent the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Toward this end, we are soliciting nominations for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major Award.

The nominee(s) must demonstrate qualities promoting social justice whose efforts have had a significant impact on the lives of the community with inspiration to meet the challenges society faces today.

Events

Events

Friday, January 18, 2019

Cake and Choir
11:30 a.m.
V.J. and Angela Skutt Student Center, fireplace

Advancing Community Issues Through Government Service
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Ahmanson Law Center, Room 124

The Creighton School of Law and the Black Law Students Association is hosting a panel with city, county and state officials to discuss the challenges and opportunities that elected African-American officials face. Those in attendance include Creighton University's own Chris Rodgers, a Douglas County commissioner and director of government relations; the Hon. Benjamin Gray of the Omaha City Council; and the Hon. Justin Wayne, BSBA'03, JD'05, of the Nebraska State Legislature. RSVP.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Unity Service
6:00 p.m.
Salem Baptist Church, 3131 Lake St.

Sponsored by the interdenominational Ministerial Alliance

Monday, January 21, 2019

Martin Luther King Luncheon 2019 Sponsored by The Alliance (IMA)
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Hilton Omaha, 1001 Cass St.
Tickets: $50 per person ($55 day of event)

For over 30 years, the IMA has proudly hosted the city's largest Martin Luther King Luncheon and Scholarship Ceremony. We have been honored to hear from some of the most profound speakers and civil rights advocates.

This year, we are fortunate to have Diane Nash as our keynote speaker. African-American civil rights leader Diane Nash was prominently involved in some of the most consequential campaigns of the movement, including the Freedom Rides and the Selma Voting Rights Campaign.

Please plan to join us in our recognition of Dr. King's legacy, as we use this platform to charge our community to keep the dream alive.

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Conversation with Diane Nash
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Mike and Josie Harper Center - Hixson Lied Auditorium

Join Creighton University faculty, staff and students for the keynote address for the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration week, A Conversation with Diane Nash.

African-American civil rights leader Diane Nash was prominently involved in some of the most consequential campaigns of the movement, including the Freedom Rides and the Selma Voting Rights Campaign.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Student Recogniton Ceremony
6:00 p.m.
Mike and Josie Harper Center - Ahmanson Ballroom

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Prayer Luncheon
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Mike and Josie Harper Center - Ahmanson Ballroom (4th Floor)

This luncheon provides an opportunity to unite the community in the spirit of inclusion and fellowship in honor of the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. The Drum Major Award, given to an individual who serves an advocate of social justice, is awarded during this event. Special guest speaker will be Bishop Eric L. Butler, Founder and Pastor of Joy of Life Ministries, Omaha.

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