2023 Commemoration Week Events

Monday, Jan. 16

6 p.m.: Keynote presentation by Eddie Glaude Jr. (also available virtually)
Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain St. NE, Grand Rapids
Register via Eventbrite to receive a link to the virtual webinar.


Tuesday, Jan. 17

10 a.m.: Keynote presentation by Eddie Glaude Jr.
Kirkhof Center, Grand River Room (overflow room, Pere Marquette)
Zoom webinar link:


Wednesday, Jan. 18

4 p.m.: Silent march on Allendale Campus, led by keynote speaker Jerry Wallace, ’09
March will assemble at Zumberge Hall steps and proceed to Kirkhof Center

4:30-6 p.m.: GVSU keynote presentation by Jerry Wallace, ’09 
Kirkhof Center, Grand River Room 
Zoom webinar link:


Thursday, Jan. 19

6 p.m.: Keynote presentation by Mary Frances Berry 
Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies in partnership with the Division of Inclusion and Equity
DeVos Center, Loosemore Auditorium, Pew Grand Rapids Campus
Zoom webinar link:


Saturday, Jan. 21

8 a.m.-2 p.m.: MLK Day of Service and Solidarity, presented by the Office of Student Life
More details are posted on this Office of Student Life- Civic Engagement website.


All events are free and open to the public. Grand Valley’s MLK Commemoration Week Executive Planning Committee is committed to a policy of equal access to programs, facilities and services. If you require additional assistance or accommodations, contact the Division of Inclusion and Equity at (616) 331-3296. Visit for the campus COVID-19 policy.



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