Annual MLK Commemorative Celebration

Our 32nd Annual Celebration

On January 13, 2023, Florida International University’s Office of Social Justice and Inclusion will host our 32nd 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.

2022 MLK Tribute Video


Donate to the FIU MLK Fund!

Use this link to donate to the FIU's MLK Commemorative Celebration. 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.

Keynote speaker

The 2023 Dotson Family MLK keynote speaker will soon be announced.  

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.

2022 Sponsors

  • African and African Diaspora Studies
  • College of Arts, Sciences & Education (CASE)
  • College of Business
  • College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA)
  • College of Engineering & Computing
  • Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • College of Law
  • Honors College
  • Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
  • Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work
  • Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)

2022 Donors

  • Barnes & Noble at FIU
  • Chartwells
  • Panorama Travel
  • University Credit Union