Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"The Fight for Social Justice in Houston"

Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023, at 6 p.m. CT | Rice University Chapel 

The Rice University Black Student Association and Multicultural Community Relations in Public Affairs cordially invite you to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a program and panel discussion featuring opening remarks from Rice President Reginald DesRoches as well as a panel of community leaders.


  • Yolanda Smith — Executive Director, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (Houston Branch)
  • Judson Robinson — President + CEO, Houston Area Urban League
  • Rev. Leslie Smith II — CEO + Founder, Change Happens CDC Founder, FUUSA/Change Happens!
  • Theola Petteway — Co-founder + Member, Cloth Leadership Team Third Ward Community Cloth Cooperative

The event is free and open to the public. For self-paid parking, visit campus maps. View and download the flyer here.

MLK Quote

45th Annual Original MLK Jr. Parade

Monday, Jan. 16, 2023 at 10 a.m. CT

Thank you for such a terrific response, Rice. Unfortunately, registration is now closed as we have reached the maximum number of participants allowed by the Black Heritage Society. If you would like to be added to our waiting list please email ruevents@rice.edu