Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Luncheon

The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Luncheon features a prominent, successful African American keynote speaker and attracts a large crowd from throughout the community. Past speakers have included actors, journalists, judges, authors and Olympians, among others. The luncheon encourages and inspires attendees to continue working for the cause of racial equality, for which Dr. King gave his life.

The event is sponsored by the USI Multicultural Center and other sponsors, which vary each year.

Event details:

11 a.m., Monday, January 20, 2020
Carter Hall, University Center West
Keynote speaker April Ryan will address the theme, "Igniting Prosperity Through Social Justice."                                                                    

About the speaker:

  • White House correspondent covering urban issues 
  • 2019 National Council of Negro Women, Mary McCloud Bethune Trailblazer
  • CNN Political Analyst
  • Member of the National Press Club
  • Nominated for an NAACP Image Award
  • Award Winning Author

Doors open at 10:15 a.m. Tickets are $5/USI students, $15/USI employees and $20/public. Tickets may be purchased at the Multicultural Center, the Eagle Access Card Office in the lower level of UC West or online at

For additional information or special accomodations, contact the Multicultural Center at 812-465-7188 or

Monday, January 20 at 11:00am to 2:00pm

University Center, Carter Hall

Event Type

Speaker / Lecture


Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students


Diversity / Social Justice


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$5 USI Student, $15 Employee, $20 Community

USI Foundation, Multicultural Center
Event Contact Name

Pamela Hopson

Event Contact Email

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