King WeekBirmingham King Week is an annual initiative and collaboration between the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, UAB Student Affairs, City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office, Hands On Birmingham, local colleges and universities, and surrounding agencies to honor and celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr through a weeklong series of events and service initiatives at UAB and throughout the City of Birmingham. Some of the highlights for the week include the Day of Service, MLK 5K Drum Run, and Word from the Mountain Top oratory competition.

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Upcoming Events

 

Past Events

2020 Birmingham King Week

  • January 3-16
    Martin Luther King Jr. Scavenger Hunt
    Avondale Regional Library
    509 40th St. S.
    Birmingham, AL 35222
  • January 6-17
    Martin Luther King Day Scavenger Hunt
    East Ensley Branch Library
    900 14th Street Ensley
    Birmingham, AL 35218
  • January 6-17
    Martin Luther King Mosaic Poster
    East Ensley Branch Library
    900 14th Street Ensley
    Birmingham, AL 35218
  • Wednesday, January 8
    6 P.M. - The Birmingham Public Library Presents Nic Stone, author of New York Times best-seller “Dear Martin”
    Birmingham Public Library, Central - Arrington Auditorium
    2100 Park Place
    Birmingham, AL 35203
  • January 10-31
    Smithfield Library Annual MLK Film Festival
    Smithfield Library
    1 8th Ave. W
    Birmingham, AL 35204
  • Saturday, January 18
    7 A.M. – MLK Day 5K Drum Run
    1701 4th Ave N
    Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Saturday, January 18
    8 A.M. – Gun Buy Back
    St. Joseph Baptist Church
    500 9th Ave N
    Birmingham, AL 35204
  • Saturday, January 18
    11 A.M. – Youth Explosion - Past-Present-Future: A Conversation on Human Trafficking and Mental Health
    St. Joseph Baptist Church
    500 9th Ave N
    Birmingham, AL 35204
  • Saturday, January 18
    12 P.M. – Brothers and Bowties: A Vision Cast
    Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
    520 Sixteenth St N.
    Birmingham, AL 35203
    Register here
  • Sunday, January 19
    9 A.M. – #BarberBlessingBham
    Kelly Ingram Park
    500 17th St. N.
    Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Sunday, January 19
    3 P.M. – Begin the Day: The Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Lecture by Dr. Kimberley Mangun, University of Utah - Topic: Emory O. Jackson, Crusading Editor for Civil Rights
    Birmingham Public Library, Central - Arrington Auditorium
    2100 Park Place
    Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Monday, January 20
    7:30 A.M. - Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Breakfast
    BJCC East Ballroom
    2150 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N
    Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Monday, January 20
    9 A.M. - MLK Day 2020: King's Dream in 20/20 Vision
    Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
    520 Sixteenth St N.
    Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Monday, January 20
    9 A.M. - “MLK’s Beloved Community”
    UAB Campus Recreation Center
    1501 University Blvd.
    Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Monday, January 20
    11 A.M. - MLK Wreath Laying Ceremony
    Kelly Ingram Park
    500 17th St. N.
    Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Monday, January 20
    12 P.M. - MLK March
    Birmingham City Hall
    710 20th St. N.
    Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Monday, January 20
    1 P.M. - Hands on Birmingham City Wide MLK Day of Service
    Birmingham City Hall
    710 20th Street N.
    Birmingham, Al 35203
  • Monday, January 20
    2 P.M. Love Feast: Feed Homeless and Senior Citizens
    Boutwell Auditorium
    1930 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd.
    Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Tuesday, January 21
    6 P.M. - History as Education, Entertainment, or Propaganda: Should how we tell the story matter?
    UAB Hill Student Center, Alumni Theater
    1400 University Blvd.
    Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Wednesday, January 22
    12 P.M. - Honoring the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Volker Hall, Lecture Room A
    1670 University Blvd.
    Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Wednesday, January 22
    7 P.M. - "Just Mercy" Movie Screening
    Edge Movie Theater
    7001 Crestwood Blvd #1100a
    Birmingham, AL 35210
  • Thursday, January 23
    7 P.M. – UAB Men’s Basketball vs Southern Miss
    Bartow Arena
    617 13th St. S.
    Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Friday, January 24
    ALL DAY – Women's Track vs Green and Gold Invitational
    Birmingham Crossplex
    2337 Bessemer Rd
    Birmingham, AL 35209
  • Friday, January 24
    9 A.M. – Organized Radical Collegiate Activism (ORCA) Gathering
    UAB Hill Student Center
    1400 University Blvd.
    Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Saturday, January 24
    ALL DAY – Women's Track vs Green and Gold Invitational
    Birmingham Crossplex
    2337 Bessemer Rd
    Birmingham, AL 35209
  • Saturday, January 25
    3 P.M. – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Word From the Mountaintop” Oratory Contest Finalists Competition
    Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
    520 Sixteenth St N.
    Birmingham, AL 35203

2019 Birmingham King Week

  • Saturday, January 19
    7:00 A.M. - MLK 5K Drum Run
    Race begins at the corner of 1st Avenue South and 12th Street South
  • Saturday, January 19
    11 A.M. – Street Smart: Conversations Between Youth and Law Enforcement
    Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church
    2315 25th Ave. N.
    Birmingham, AL 35234
  • Sunday, January 20
    3 P.M. – Real Life Poets Remember Dr. King
    Avondale Public Library
    509 40th St. S.
    Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Sunday, January 20
    4:30 P.M. – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Pre-Celebration and Gospel Concert
    St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
    228 Dennison Ave SW
    Birmingham, AL 35211
  • Monday, January 21
    7:30 A.M. - Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Breakfast
    BJCC North Exhibition Hall
    1160-1582 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N
    Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Monday, January 21
    9 A.M. – MLK Invitational Track & Field Tournament
    Birmingham CrossPlex
    2337 Bessemer Road
    Birmingham, AL 35208
  • Monday, January 21
    9 A.M. – 5 P.M. Birmingham Civil Rights Institute MLK Celebration (Free Admission)
    Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
    520 16th St N.
    Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Monday, January 21
    10 A.M. – MLK Day 2019: Vistas Serving Birmingham
    Collegeville Community Center
    3029 29th Avenue North
    Birmingham, AL 35207
  • Monday, January 21
    10:30 A.M. - “Let’s Talk, From Conflict to Connection; Navigating Tough Conversations”
    Boutwell Auditorium Upstairs
    1930 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Boulevard Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Monday, January 21
    11 A.M. - Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) Annual MLK March
    March begins at 20th Street N. and end at Sixteenth Street Baptist Church
  • Monday, January 21
    11:30 A.M. - UAB MLK Day of Service
    UAB Campus Recreation Center
    1501 University Blvd
    Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Monday, January 21
    12 P.M. - Hands on Birmingham City Wide MLK Day of Service Kick-Off and City Wide Day of Service
    Birmingham City Hall
    710 20th Street N.
    Birmingham, Al 35203
  • Monday, January 21
    2 P.M. Love Feast: Feed Homeless and Senior Citizens
    Boutwell Auditorium
    1930 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Boulevard Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Monday, January 21
    ALL DAY - Free Admission to the Negro Southern League Museum and I am the Dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Make It Happy Youth Ensemble
    Times: 10 A.M., 12 Noon, and 2 P.M.
    120 16th St S
    Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Wednesday, January 23
    6 P.M. - Critical Conversations: Between Charity and Social Justice – Community Engagement Among Churches and Faith-based Communities (Part 2)
    Heritage Hall Room 102
    1600 7th Avenue S.
    Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Thursday, January 24
    11 A.M. – UAB Women’s Basketball vs North Texas
    Bartow Arena
    617 13th St. S.
    Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Friday, January 25
    ALL DAY – 91.1 FM Musical tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Sponsored by Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame
  • Saturday, January 26
    3 P.M. – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Word From the Mountaintop” Oratory Contest Finalists Competition
    Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
    520 Sixteenth St N.
    Birmingham, AL 35203

2018 UAB King Week

MLK 2018

  • Sunday, January 14
    5 PM - Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Ft. The Blind Boys of Alabama
    Alys Stephens Center
    1200 10th Ave. S Birmingham, AL 35205
  • Monday, January 15
    10:30 AM -4 PM - "Day On. Not Day Off" Service Project (Registration Starts at 10 AM)
    Campus Rec Center
    1501 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Tuesday, January 16
    12 PM-2 PM - Volunteer Fair
    Hill Student Center Performance Lounge
    1400 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35205
  • Wednesday, January 17
    4:30 PM - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: The Justice System of Dr. Kings Day
    Underground Room, UAB New Freshman Residence Hall
  • Speakers:
    Former Deputy Chief Stover: First Black Police Officer on the Birmingham PD
    Former Chief of Police Johnnie Johnson: Second Black Police Officer and First Black Police Chief of Birmingham PD
    Bishop Calvin Woods: Walked and Worked with Dr. King
  • Thursday, January 18
    Economic Development
    11 AM - 4th Ave Business District Tour
    2 PM - District Lunch Special w/ UAB ID
    6 PM - (Location changed. Please see the update.) Community Conversations with the Families of the Historic 4th Avenue Business District. The event will be held in UAB Heritage Hall, Room 102.
  • Saturday, January 20
    3 PM - Word from the Mountaintop Oratory Competition Finalist Presentations
    Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, 520 16th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

 

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