The Martin Luther King Teach-In is an opportunity for members of Catholic University to learn about, and advocate for, justice as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. did during his life. Join us as we honor the legacy of Dr. King throughout the week. There will be speakers, service activities, prizes, and more!

Dr. King tells us, "The ultimate measure of a person is not where they stand in moments of comfort and convenience, but where they stand at times of challenge and controversy."

Week of Events

Catholic U. Civil Rights Walking Tour

January 17- February 17

Stretch your legs and take a walking tour around Catholic U.'s campus. It consists of thirteen stops where you can find photos and stories of important people and events in our school's history of civil rights. Click here to follow the tour.

MLK Day of Service 2023

Monday, January 16, 2023

Members of the Catholic University community will spread a day in service to neighbors on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For more information and registration, click here

Individuals requesting accommodations for disabilities should contact Team Service.

Keynote Speaker Brian Stolarz

Tuesday, January 17th at 6:30pm in Pryz Great Room B

Columbus School of Law alumnus Brian Stolarz (J.D. 1998) will be speaking on his work exonerating Alfred Dewayne Brown, a man wrongfully condemned to death row. He will be giving away signed copies of his book Grace and Justice on Death Row: The Race Against Time and Texas to Free an Innocent Man to the first 25 attendees. Light refreshments will be provided.

MLK and Economic Justice: Lunch & Discussion

Thursday, January 19th at 12:30pm in Pryz Conference Room 321/323

Columbus School of Law alumnus and Lecturer Michael Lyles (J.D. 1994) will be hosting a lunchtime conversation about the speeches and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. advocating economic justice. Lunch will be provided.

Pryz Tabling

The week of January 17th-20th 

The MLK Teach-In will feature tabling in the Pryz main lobby throughout the week, providing education and information on topics related to the life and work of Dr. King. Tables will feature representatives from the Death Penalty Information Center and Prison Fellowship, as well as student organizations.

"True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice"

- Martin Luther King Jr. 

Documentaries of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

King in the Wilderness

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A Historical Perspective- An Authorized Biography of a Civil Rights Hero