Overview: The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday celebrates the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America. We commemorate as well the timeless values he taught us through his example — the values of courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility and service that so radiantly defined Dr. King’s character and empowered his leadership. On this holiday, we commemorate the universal, unconditional love, forgiveness and nonviolence that empowered his revolutionary spirit. (Coretta Scott King)
The Krannert community is comprised of talented and diverse individuals from all corners of the world who form a rich culture of eclectic, progressive leadership. Celebrating the diversity of thought and character that Dr. King demonstrated and inviting the Krannert community to engage in service exemplifies the Krannert School of Management’s commitment to shape future leaders of the world.
Monday, January 15
MLK Day of Service
"A Day On, Not a Day Off"
8AM – 1:30PM
Frances Cordova Recreational Sports Center
Celebrate this day by serving at local agencies working to impact positive change in the community.
Tuesday, January 16
SMEF Coffee Hour
African-American Arts Performance
“Coffee and Culture”
9:30AM – 11:30AM
Krannert Drawing Room
Free coffee and a performance by The Purdue Express in the Krannert Auditorium.
Wednesday, January 17
Community and Social Justice Workshop
“The Intersectional Ally”
10:30AM - 11:30AM and
3:30PM – 4:30PM
Workshop Presented by Tarah Fleming, M.A. Ed., CPC
Enact the work of building solidarity using story-telling and group dialog on issues of identity relating to race, orientation, gender, ability and class.
Thursday, January 18
“Become an Ally”
2:00PM – 5:00PM
Parrish Library Corporate Study Room
Safe Zone Training - Purdue LGBTQ Center Empowering participants to support LGBTQ students, staff, and faculty.
Friday, January 19
Krannert Executive Forum
11:30AM – 12:20PM
President, CEO and Owner
Parrish McDonald’s Restaurants, Ltd.
M ’75, MSIA ‘76
BOP 50th Celebration Kick-Off
Krannert Drawing Room
A toast to Dr. Cornell A Bell commemorating the official kick-off to #BOP50