Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Dinner


  • $25 IUPUI Students
  • $65 IUPUI Faculty | Staff | Alumni
  • $75 Community

Date & Time

Sunday, 19th January 2020.

Doors open 5:30 PM
Dinner starts 6:00 PM


The Indiana Roof Ballroom

140 W Washington St, 
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Tickets Sold out.

“Keep Moving. Keep Pushing”

Beginning her long journey of activism at a young age of 15, Tamika D. Mallory worked and later went on to become the youngest executive director of the National Action Network (N.A.N.). Soon after the murder of her son’s father, she took action and began working on gun control with the Obama administration primarily focusing on the New York’s Crisis Management System which provides funding to multiple violence preventional operations. Continuing on the path to justice and equality, she joined three other participants in leading the Women’s March of 2017. This march was a representation of the political injustice due to the recent inauguration of President Trump, as well as a fight for women’s rights, racial justice & equality, immigration reform, and many other topics. This march brought together around 5 million people in the nation, all walking in the same direction for change. Continuing her work as a social justice leader, Tamika Mallory travels internationally speaking on issues and actions that are necessary to bring forth change, while continuing as a leader for various organizations.

We are the DREAM
Keynote Speaker Tamika D. Mallory

1990Maya Angelou
1991Na'im Akbar
1992Shirley Chisholm
1993Bill Duke
1994Z. Mae Jimison
1995Nathan McCall
1996Dorothy Cotton
1997Samuel Proctor
1998Benjamin Hooks
1999Lea Williams
2000Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
2001Tavis Smiley
2002Minnijean Brown-Trickey
2003Roslyn McCallister Brock
2004Benjamin Carson
2005Kevin Powell
2006Mae Jemison
2007Christopher Edley, Jr.
2008Nikki Giovanni
2009Jeff Johnson
2010Nontombi Naomi Tutu
2011Kevin D. Brown
2012Elaine Brown
2013Bobby Seale
2014Jasmine Guy
2015Marc Lamont Hill
2016Angela Davis
2017Cornell William Brooks
2018Opal Tometi
2019Tracey Martin

For More Information, Contact:

Dr. Khalilah A. Shabazz
Director of the Multicultural Center