A colored drawing of Martin Luther King

MLK Evening of Hope and Resistance is

Saturday, February 23, 2019
6:00 - 8:00PM
Copley Formal Lounge
Dinner will be provided

Register to Perform!

This year, the Let Freedom Ring Initiative honors Dr. King's legacy of captivating hearts and ears through an evening of spoken word, poetry and music. We hope that through this evening of reflection and artistic expression we can stir imaginations for change and hope for the future. Please join us in an evening of beloved community.

MLK Evening of Hope and Resistance will take place on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 6:00PM-8:00PM in Copley Formal Lounge. The evening will consist of original spoken word and poetry readings, musical performances from students and organizations. We will also have activities to support low-income youth, and families. Dinner will be provided.

REGISTER TO PERFORM SPOKEN WORD, POETRY OR A MUSICAL PERFORMANCE FOR MLK EVENING OF HOPE AND RESISTANCE

All spoken word, poetry and musical performances must include a theme from Dr. King's speech, "Remaining Awake through a Great Revolution."  Elements included in Dr. King's speech that you could highlight are:

  • Revolution
  • Awakening
  • Unity in the US
  • Power of community
  • Racial Injustice
  • We shall overcome
  • "Rise up"
  • "Long haul" = don't give up

Email the CSJ Assistant Director for Student Organizations and Leadership Development, Whitney Maddox, at guserviceday@georgetown.edu with questions.

This event is part of Georgetown University's "Let Freedom Ring!" Initiative of the Office of the President, which highlights the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you need to request an accommodation related to a disability for this event, please fill out CSJ's accommodation request form or contact CSJ's Operations Officer Caitlin Miller.