Featured Events

Penn Reads Book Donation Project
Be the catalyst for sparking a child's imagination! This project, MLK Day supports Philadelphia preschools/day care centers/local bookstores. Purchase books from a curated list of short multi-cultural, anti-bias children books. Specified book delivery address provided. For more information, https://tinyurl.com/Pennreads2021 Donation deadline: January 23, 2021.
January 16, 2021 9:00am to January 23, 2021 5:00pm
2021 MLK Symposium on Social Change
Each year, during the month of January, the University of Pennsylvania and our surrounding communities come together to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This commemoration includes a day of service on our campus and in the Philadelphia community from January 2021 and continues with programming and events through February 2021.
January 16, 2021 10:30am to February 5, 2021 7:00pm
MLK Sports and Wellness Virtual Event
Families are invited to engage in virtual sports and wellness activities with Pennstudents and staff.
January 16, 2021 10:30am
MLK Day of Service Kick-Off
The "Kick-Off" begins the Day of Service with speaker Dr. Marc Lamont Hill. Entertainment: Nia-Next, Danse4Nia's Youth Company and Inspiration A Capella.
January 18, 2021 9:00am
City-Wide Donation Project
Choose a donation site from the linked options and purchase items on the site supply list. Photograph the delivery of the items. Post to your social media platform using #PennMLK.
January 18, 2021 10:00am
MLK Art Project: Vision Board Style
Great for Families with Young Children - Express your goals and dreams in this multimedia workshop. Downloadable MLK image available.
January 18, 2021 10:30am
Penn Reads Literacy Project Lecture
Join this interactive presentation featuring Dr. Ebony Elizabeth Thomas as she focuses on children's and adolescent books, teaching African American literature, history, and culture in K -12 classrooms. Parents and educators welcome!
January 18, 2021 12:00pm
College Admissions Process During COVID-19
This workshop is to provide clarity and understanding to the college admissions andfinancial aid process. Registration required.
January 18, 2021 1:15pm
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Virtual Vigil
The Mighty Psi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. hosts an annual vigil to commemorate Dr. King and his legacy.
January 18, 2021 7:00pm
A Story of Us: Attention, Reflection, and Extraction in Tales of the End(s) of the Human
Control Societies Speaker Series: Denise Ferreira da Silva, University of British Columbia - In this talk, Ferreira da Silva experiments with an account of the ethical and aesthetical dimensions of electronically-mediated existence. Such an existence increasingly seems fully permeated by and thoroughly configured through the apparatuses that enable global capital to profit from the extraction of attention. In this reading of episodes of the acclaimed British series Black Mirror, she exposes and comments on how, in this global moment, raciality facilitates capital accumulation both economically and ethically, working through the figures of humanity and subjectivity as these play in the series’ dystopian tales. More specifically, although the tales themselves are the focus of the reading, the main move in this exercise is to activate blackness’s capacity to unravel the modern ethical grammar. Ferreira da Silva argues that this move enables the drawing of a transversal line across the various parts that constitutes the apparatus of extraction of affect, so prevalent in today’s global existence, thereby exposing how coloniality and raciality govern the global present.
January 19, 2021 4:00pm