2022 MLK Celebrations
The Division of Student Affairs and the Division of Institutional Diversity invites OSU students, faculty and staff to join us in Jan. 2022 for the activities and events we have planned to honor and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Schedule of Events
Below is a comprehensive schedule of activities, contests and events for the 2022 MLK Celebrations. We will continue to update the full list as more information is made available.
Jan. 6, 2022
Submission due date - Essay Contest
What “acts” will you take to contribute to the march toward a more just and equitable society? What goals and outcomes would you seek? How could you measure the success of these efforts? How could the University support you in those efforts?
1st place – $1,500
2nd place - $1,000
3rd place - $500
The submission period will begin on Nov. 16 2021 and will close on Jan. 6 2022 at 5 p.m. All winners will be notified by Jan. 10 2022 and will need to have their pieces turned in to (location) by Jan. 12 2022.
Jan. 7, 2022
Submission due date - Advocacy through Artivism
In celebration of MLK Day, the Division of Student Affairs Diversity Programming Committee is hosting the 2022 OSU Advocacy through Artivism Contest. Art winners will be announced on Jan. 20 at the celebration's keynote address.
Jan. 17, 2022
Community Service Project - 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Sign up forms:
MLK Day March - 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Meet in front of Spears School of Business
March route details to be provided closer to event
Student Keynote Address by Chideha Kanu on the steps of The McKnight Center
Jan. 20, 2022
An Evening with Soledad O'Brien - 6 p.m.– 7:30 p.m.
The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts
Vocal performance by OSU student ensemble Pokeappella
Announcement of the art and essay contest winners
Jan. 22, 2022
Learn about Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Race Massacre
Feb. 24, 2022
GREENWOOD: A CENTURY OF RESILIENCE - 7:30 p.m.
National Geographic Live Speaker Series at The McKnight Center
A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, archaeologist Alicia Odewale is uncovering stories of resilience in the hundred years since the attack on Black Wall Street in the city’s vibrant Greenwood district