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Annual MLK Commemorative Celebration

Our 31st Annual Celebration

On January 14, 2022, Florida International University’s Office of Social Justice and Inclusion will host its 31st Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Commemorative Breakfast—to honor one of the world’s most renowned leaders.

Today, the MLK Commemorative Celebration, the university’s premier event, is a world-class community celebration attracting local dignitaries and students from various schools to pay homage to Dr. King’s life and legacy.

Over the past 30 years, FIU’s MLK Commemorative Celebration evolved from a single event to a month-long series of festivities; including the Youth Forum & Peace Walk, Day of Service, MLK at the Frost Museum Exhibit, the Black Student Union's MLK Dinner, and FIU's Contingency at the MLK Day Parade held in Liberty City, Miami.

This annual commemoration is possible thanks to the support of sponsors, donors, various departments, colleges within FIU, and the dedicated MLK committee that plans the event ten months in advance.

MLK Breakfast Tickets Donate to the FIU MLK Fund!

Use this link to purchase tickets to the MLK Commemorative Breakfast. Donations to the FIU MLK Foundation Account will support any expenses related to hosting MLK Commemorative Celebration events and providing MLK scholarships to the students.

Dr. Eddie Glaude Jr.

Keynote speaker

The 2022 Dotson Family MLK keynote speaker is Dr. Eddie Glaude Jr., New York Times Bestselling Author & Chair of Princeton's Department of African American Studies.  Click here for more information about Dr. Eddie Glaude Jr.

Sponsors and donors

A special thank you to our sponsors and their continued support for the Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration.


  • African & African Diaspora Studies Program
  • College of Arts, Sciences & Education (CASE)
  • College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA)
  • College of Engineering & Computing
  • Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • College of Law
  • Honors College
  • Office of Alumni Relations
  • Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum
  • Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)


  • Barnes & Noble at FIU
  • Chartwells