UIC Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Week
Each year the University of Illinois at Chicago joins the nation in honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Join us from January 18-22 for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Week 2021 and take part in a variety of commemorative events, which includes UIC MLK Day of Service, Honor our MLK Scholars, A Critical Conversation with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, MLK Book Club, and Event Debrief: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi.
A Critical Conversation with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
With 792 participants during the live streamed event, we were inspired and encouraged as a campus and community to strive for racial equity in our policies, ideas, and structures. You are able to view this recording until Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2020-2021 Scholarship
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Program Committee would like to recognize and congratulate the 2020-2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Scholarship recipients.
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship program was established in 1985 at UIC to recognize underrepresented students who have demonstrated high academic achievement and have shown a commitment to civil rights and social justice through community service. In an effort to keep Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.’s dream alive, these meritorious and/or monetary awards are given to undergraduates, graduates and professional students.
Introducing the 2020-2021 Dr. MLK Scholarship recipients:
Mehreen Ali | College of Engineering, Bioengineering
Esmeralda Beltran | College of Nursing, Nursing
Hannah Bonecutter | College of Public Health, Policy and Administration
Victoria Dorris | College of Engineering, Industrial Engineering
Mayra Fajardo | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Psychology and Criminal, Law and Justice
Sean Flynn | College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, Public Policy
Glenance Green | Graduate College, Policy Studies Urban Education
Cydnee Harris | College of Pharmacy
Jeremy Huckleby | College of Medicine
Reniell Iniguez | College of Medicine
Sabrina Jamal-Eddine | College of Nursing
Keeayla Jones | Jane Addams College of Social Work
Jaewan Lee | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Anthropology
Renae Mijares Encinas | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Gender and Women’s Studies
Jessica Perez | College of Nursing, Nursing
Mahi Singh | College of Medicine
Siva Sreedhar | College of Engineering, Chemical Engineering
Abigail Suleman | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Chemistry
Matthew Swalek | College of Education, Human Development and Learning
Snehitha Talugula | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Neuroscience
Kawana Tharps | College of Nursing, DNP Nursing Practice
Aman Tineh | College of Applied Health Sciences, Kinesiology
Maliek Wade | College of Engineering, Computer Science
Cynthia Watson | Graduate College, Urban Education Leadership
Mona Zubi | College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, Public Policy
Please join us for this year’s events. These events are open to our UIC students, faculty, staff, families, alumni, and UIC community. For events streamed live, ASL and real-time captions will be provided. For access information, contact Accessible@uic.edu or (312) 725-2793.
Contact: StudentInvolvement@uic.edu or (312) 725-2793
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