Martin Luther King Jr.

Call for proposals for MLK Celebration Week

The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee is now accepting funding requests for programming in honor of the 2018 MLK Celebration. The theme this year is “The Struggle Continues: The King Legacy and Fight for Justice in Education.”

The MLK convocation keynote speaker will be Nikole Hannah-Jones, New York Times Magazine staff writer and 2017 MacArthur Fellow. Her widely read articles on segregated housing and schools, as well as her deeply personal reports on the black experience in America, expose how racial inequality is maintained through official policy.

CWRU departments, student organizations, offices and centers are encouraged to apply for funding for events or programs that relate to MLK week theme, the topics presented by the convocation speaker or the values that King embodied. Priority will be given for programs taking place from Jan. 15 through the end of February.

Co-sponsorships of events can range from $100 to $2,000. Past co-sponsorships have helped support speakers, films, displays, workshops, receptions, lunches and field trips. The deadline to submit funding requests is Monday, Dec. 18, at 5 p.m. Any questions about the funding request process can be directed to Naomi Sigg at

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