2022 MLK WEEK and Events

For the College’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day programming on Monday, January 17, the College will be moving to a day of virtual programming. Please look below for details of the day’s events. For questions, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at mca@noctrl.edu. North Central College’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Week are sponsored by BMO Harris Bank and Nicor Gas.

Chicago Sinfonietta’s “Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Concert: Joie de Vivre”

Sunday, January 16

3 p.m., Wentz Concert Hall

Community and celebration are at the forefront of Chicago Sinfonietta's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute concert. Opening the concert are three Florence Price works - Ethiopia's Shadow in America, Song of the Dark Virgin, and Night, sung by renowned baritone Will Liverman. Selections from Felix Mendelssohn's ELIJAH are next, followed by two Chicago premieres: Jesse Montgomery's Soul Force, and Artist in Residence Kathryn Bostic's work The Great Migration, with baritone Will Liverman returning as narrator. An exciting new work will be premiered for the traditional audience participation closing piece. 

Buy tickets: here


MLK Annual Prayer Luncheon

Monday, January 17

Rev. Dr. Geneace Williams

12:00 p.m.

Our 2022 MLK Vision Day Luncheon speaker will be Rev. Dr. Geneace Williams, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager for the City of Naperville, speaking on the topic “We have tarried here long enough.” 

Rev. Dr. Geneace Williams

Watch a Replay of the Live-Stream Here!

Watch a replay of the luncheon directly on this webpage, below! Or you can watch it on the North Central College YouTube channel.

Click here to download the Prayer Luncheon program brochure

MLK Vision Day

Monday, January 17

MLK Teach-In

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

The MLK Teach-In will be conducted via Zoom and consist of hourly sessions beginning at 9 a.m. The goal of the Teach-In is to engage the community in learning and conversation about topics such as race, anti-racism, equity, inclusion and Dr. King's goals of peace and justice. Attendees are welcome to drop into the sessions as their schedules allow. Pre-registration is required. You can read descriptions of each session and register using this document. (PDF) 

If you are having any technical difficulty during the Teach-In, please contact Julie Carballo for support at jmcarballo@noctrl.edu or 630-637-5155.

Community Service Projects 

1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Campus and community members are encouraged to use the College community service portal at noctrl.galaxydigital.com to view existing in-person and virtual community service opportunities around DuPage County.


Wednesday, January 19

Summer of Soul Movie Screening
Via Zoom 

6:30 - 8 p.m. 

Thursday, January 20

Honoring Civil Rights leaders
Multicultural Student Center (2nd floor), Harold & Eva White Activities Center
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

MLK Schedule of Events


Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Week events are sponsored by Nicor Gas and BMO Harris Bank.

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