2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Evening of Reflection/Spirit of King Awards

Thursday, January 28, 2021 6:00 PM

The Office for Coalition Building and Diversity Education, the Center for Culture, Equity, and Empowerment and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Committee is pleased to announce the 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Evening of Reflection on Thursday, January 28, 2021. Please mark your calendars for this exciting event; more details will be coming soon.

The 2021 theme, The Burning House, represents the current times in our nation of social inequality and unrest. Dr. King stated, “I’ve come upon something that disturbs me deeply. We have fought hard and long for integration, as I believe we should have, and I know we will win, but I have come to believe that we are integrating into a burning house.”

George Mason University is committed to diversity excellence, inclusion, and to addressing the hard questions of where we are as a people and nation. This theme acknowledges that in some spaces, many voices are often silenced, identities overlooked, and racial and social healing are not sought after. Now, more than ever, it is important that we come together while embodying the values of Dr. King.

Spirit of King Awards

As part of the Evening of Reflection ceremony, the Committee will present the Spirit of King Awards to acknowledge the great contributions to the work of social justice and inclusive excellence by Mason students, staff, and faculty. 

The annual Spirit of King Awards recognize one undergraduate student, one graduate student, one faculty member, and one staff member who have made exceptional contributions to development and who enhance our diverse campus community.