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Campus events for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Stanford will host several virtual events celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., including a documentary film festival, a worship service and the launch of an eight-week course on King’s legacy.

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivers an address at Stanford Memorial Auditorium on April 14, 1967. (Image credit: Chuck Painter / Stanford News Service)

Jan. 14–17
The World House Documentary Film Festival: This free, four-day webinar and virtual film festival will feature more than 30 documentaries, musical performances, interviews and panel discussions centered around King’s vision of the World House.

Jan. 15: 1–2:30 p.m.
The Stanford Office for Religious & Spiritual Life, the Norcal MLK Foundation, the Center for Islamic Studies at the Graduate Theological Union and the Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples in San Francisco will co-host a King and Faith Symposium bringing together scholars and the public in interreligious discussions on themes of justice in varied religious traditions.

Jan. 16: at 11 a.m.
Lerone A. Martin, director of the Stanford Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute, will lead a virtual University Public Workshop Multifaith Celebration.

Jan. 17 (for students only)
R&DE’s Stanford Dining will offer a special lunch menu in honor of the MLK Day holiday.

Begins Jan. 20 at 6 p.m.
History Professor Emeritus Clayborne Carson, director of the World House Project and editor of The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. and The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr., will host an eight-week Stanford Continuing Studies course examining the lives of Martin and Coretta Scott King.

Learn more and watch a recording of King’s 1967 speech at Stanford titled “The Other America” on the MLK @ Stanford website.