The University of Missouri-St. Louis is committed to an inclusive campus community that values and respects all its members and achieves educational excellence through diversity.
The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) supports the teaching, research and service missions of the University of Missouri-St. Louis by providing services to the campus community which will ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local equal opportunity laws and regulations and promote campus diversity.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Observance
presented by UMSL Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Monday, January 15, 2018 at 10 a.m.
The Touhill Performing Arts Center
This event is free and open to the public.
The UMSL Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion presents it’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance - a celebration of the life and legacy of the great civil rights leader. Every year, people from all over St. Louis gather with the UMSL community for dynamic presentations of song, speech and other performance. The 2018 event will be facilitated by mistress of ceremonies Courtney Bryant, evening anchor and reporter with KMOV, St. Louis’ CBS affiliate. She will introduce participants including Brian Owens, the nationally renowned singer, a Ferguson native and UMSL graduate. The program’s keynote speaker is Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Among other accolades, in 2012 he was named by President Obama as chair of the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. LEARN MORE >>
UMSL ODEI brochure (PDF 1.7MB)