MLK Week 2017

On Monday, January 16, Rollins begins its annual weeklong celebration honoring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Vigil

Monday, January 16
6 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
Tiedtke Concert Hall
The Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week kicks off with a commemorative celebration celebrating the life and impact of Dr. King Jr. The MLK Vigil this year encompasses song and dance, highlighting the theme “Where Do We Go From Here”. This year’s event will include song, dance, and presentation by CEO and co-founder of Equality Florida, Nadine Smith.


Walk a Mile in My Shoes

Wednesday, January 18
4 p.m.
Mills Lawn
Every person has a story. For millions of people, displacement is a part of that story. This simulation re-enacts scenarios that many refugees experience while escaping their country because of persecution, war, or violence.


Winter Park Institute Presents “Where No Story Has Gone Before: An Evening with George Takei”

Thursday, January 19
7:30 p.m.
Warden Arena, Alfond Sports Center
Demonstrating his wide-ranging experiences and passions, Takei shares the story of his family’s forced internment as Japanese Americans during WWII, his rise to celebrity as a Sci-fi icon, his remarkable success as a social media mega-power, and his ardent fight for LGBTQ rights and equality in America. For more information, visit the Winter Park Institute website


Inauguration Viewing Day

Friday, January 20
All Day
Dave’s Boathouse
Join the Center for Inclusion and Campus Involvement and the Democracy Project for the Inauguration of President-Elect Donald J. Trump.


MLK Day of Service

Saturday, January 21
8:30 a.m. departure
Alfond Sports Center Complex Parking Lot
Meeting at the Alfond Sports Center at 8 a.m., leaving at 8:30 a.m.. Information about the service project will come directly from the Center for Inclusion and Campus Involvement. Please contact for more details.

Sign up for a service opportunity


CFAM 2017 Winter Exhibitions Celebration

Monday, January 23, 2017
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. I  Private Preview Toast with Curators – Museum members  
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. I  Public Opening Celebration
Join the Cornell Fine Arts Museum in celebrating the exhibitions The Black Figure in the European Imaginary, AfroFantastic: Black Imagination and Agency in the American Experience, and Reframing the Picture, Reclaiming the Past. Details on these exhibitions, events, museum membership, and more can be found at


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Zora Neale Hurston Festival of Arts and Humanities

Events held Saturday, January 21 – Thursday, January 29
Various locations
In partnership with Rollins College, Zora! Festival celebrates historic Eatonville with “Communities Conference: Civic Conversations Concerning 21st Century American Life in Communities of Color” on January 26 – 28 with events on the Rollins College campus.
Registration required. Free for Rollins students and faculty.