The Movement Starts Here: From Voice to Action
The Florida State University community is excited to celebrate the 26th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Week from January 13th-21st, 2014.
The week features events sponsored by students, administration, and alumni to bring together our entire community. MLK Week allows us to reflect upon the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and our responsibility to continue working for justice and equality on campus, in the Tallahassee community, and as part of our greater global society.
The theme for this year’s celebration, “The Movement Starts Here: From Voice to Action,” contends that the impact of Martin Luther King, Jr. lives on in a variety of forms and movements, constantly being reimagined as we continue to advocate for equality and justice in our world.
Perhaps more importantly, it serves as a constant reminder that the civil rights movement, and most every other social justice movement, began with young adults and college students around the country. It is this calling that carries voice to action and empowers all of us to continue moving forward.
The MLK Week Committee hopes the theme and the week of events will speak to everyone on a variety of levels and provide us all the opportunity to think about how to uphold the moral and social ideals of Dr. King and strive towards a supportive and inclusive community.
MLK Week features action, reflection, service, art, and our charge to move from voice to action. Somaly Mam, a Cambodian human rights activist that stands up to the injustice of sex trafficking in her home country, this year’s Commemorative Celebration speaker, will show the power of standing up and advocating for what is just, regardless of age.
Share your movement, find your voice, and join us in action!