University of Richmond Celebrates MLK Day With Series of Events

December 19, 2022

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND — The University of Richmond’s 2023 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration — "Shaping Tomorrow Today" — will span the first weeks of the spring semester with a series of events from Jan. 9-20, 2023.

Many of the University’s MLK-related events are open to the greater community.

Highlights include:

Keynote Event: Changemakers of Today – Panel Discussion

Jan. 12, 2023, 7-8:30 p.m., Weinstein Hall, Brown Alley Room
Historian Julian Hayter, associate professor in the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, will moderate a panel discussion on the legacies of Martin Luther King Jr. and Wyatt T. Walker, King’s chief strategist. UR’s Boatwright Memorial Library is home to the Dr. and Mrs. Wyatt Tee Walker Collection.

Panel participants include:

  • Kalia Harris, executive director at Virginia Student Power Network,
  • Joh Gehlback, a 2012 alum and vice president of government affairs, Richmond Association of Realtors
  • Shira Greer, a UR senior, and
  • Chlo’e Edwards, CEO of Transformative Change.

A Beloved Community Gathering

Jan. 18, 2023, 4-6 p.m., Tyler Haynes Commons, Alice Haynes Room
The community will gather for food, conversation, reflection, and live performances.


Jan. 9-20, 2023, Lobby of Heilman Dining Center

The RVA Community Makers Exhibition will be on view throughout the event series.

Additional event opportunities are detailed at