WSU’s 32nd annual MLK Program, a weeklong celebration of MLK Jr.’s life and legacy, will take place from January 16 – 21, 2019.

We are planning several exciting activities for the entire WSU community, including the MLK Celebration, which will take place in the CUB Senior Ballroom on Thursday, Jan. 17, from 7 – 9 p.m.

The keynote speaker for the event will be National Book Award-winning author and historian Ibram X. Kendi. His books include “Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America,” which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 2016. Kendi is a professor of history and international relations and the founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. Click here to learn more about Kendi.

If you are also planning an event in January to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr., WSU’s MLK Program wants to know.

We encourage students, faculty, staff, and community groups throughout the WSU system to contribute their own creativity to honoring Dr. King. If you are planning an MLK activity between January 16 – 21, 2019, we would like to include it in the official schedule of MLK events and online at

To submit your activity to the MLK Program’s events calendar, please contact Merrianneeta Nesbitt, diversity & inclusion specialist, at or at 509-338-9209.