Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Symposium 2023
The College of Arts and Sciences, in collaboration with the Division of Continuing Education and Professional Studies, will once again offer a special one-credit workshop to be held on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The day-long event will take place on Monday, January 16, 8:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., and will be offered online through Microsoft Teams. The link to join the event will be sent to registrants in an upcoming communication. More information to come!
Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Program
Our MLK Scholars are provided with management and leadership development skills. Scholars learn how to execute programs and events from conception to development and implementation. Students can follow MLKSA on Engage or contact email@example.com.
Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship
Eligibility Requirements: Incoming freshman and incoming international freshmen who have outstanding academic records, have overcome economic or educational hardship and demonstrated a commitment to diversity and serving or working with socio-economically or educationally underserved communities.
Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
January is Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Businesses, national & community organizations, families, and all Americans are asked to recognize the vital role we can play in ending all forms of slavery.
Three Kings Day
January 6 is Three Kings Day also known as the Feast of the Epiphany. It celebrates the biblical tale in which the Three Kings, or Three Wise Men, visit baby Jesus after his birth.
The Catholic Studies Club (CSC) supports the program of Catholic Studies through a myriad of intellectual, spiritual, social and service activities that help bridge the study of Catholicism with all the other disciplines and professions taught at the university. Contact Ines.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Seton Hall Orthodox Fellowship seeks to build community among Christian students. This organization is open to all students, particularly those of orthodox faith. Contact email@example.com for more information.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day
International Holocaust Remembrance Day is Friday, January 27. It is a time to honor those who survived, thank those who saved them, and mourn the lives lost.
DEI Anti-Racism Training – January 20 at 10:30 a.m.
Join members from the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee for an interactive workshop on anti-racism and exploring race, bias, and identity. Develop strategies and learn more about campus resources that can help you become an upstander and ally.
- January 12: TLTC Winter Workshop: Educating Gen Z
- January 17: National Day of Racial Healing Event – more to come
- January 26: World Leaders Forum: UN General Assembly President
- January 28: Polish Weekend Day 1
- January 29: Polish Weekend Day 2
- January 29: Seton Hall sponsors South Orange Maplewood Cross Cultural Works Lunar Fest
The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will host its MLK Luminary Decorating Party on Sunday, January 8 at 3 p.m. at the Monella Community Center. The 22nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance will be held on Monday, January 16, 2023 at 2 p.m. at the Columbia High School Auditorium.
2023 Events In New Jersey Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- January 16: Community Day 12 PM - 5pm at The Newark Museum of Art
- January 16: Jersey Cares Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service -- "I Have A Dream" Walk 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Millburn High School Track
January 3: Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus, which is celebrated in the Roman Catholic Church, commemorates the naming of the child Jesus
January 4: Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Day. Born in New York into an Episcopalian family, she became a Catholic in 1805. A widowed mother, cut off by her family and penniless, but invigorated by her faith, she founded a religious community and a school for poor children at Emmitsburg, Maryland. The Sisters of Charity continue her work to this day. Bishop Bayley, her nephew, founded Seton Hall and named it for his aunt.
- January 5: Twelfth Night, a festival marking the coming of the Epiphany.
January 5: Saint John Neumann Day. Born in Bohemia, where he studied for the priesthood, he came to the United States and was ordained in New York. He was later consecrated bishop of Philadelphia. He was devoted to education and was the first to organize a diocesan school system in the United States.
January 6: The traditional date of the Epiphany (also known as Dia de los Reyes) celebrating the visit of the Magi, the "Three Kings," the "Wise Men," to the newborn Jesus. Across the world, people of every race still seek him.
- January 18–25: The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity during which Christians pray for unity between all churches of the Christian faith.
- January 1: New Year's Day
January 1: In 1863 the Emancipation Proclamation, signed by President Abraham Lincoln, went into effect, proclaiming enslaved Blacks "are, and henceforth shall be, free."
- January 1: Feast Day of St. Basil, a holiday observed by the Eastern Orthodox Church
- January 4: World Braille Day to raise awareness of the importance of Braille
January 5: George Washington Carver Day. Dr. Carver was awarded the Roosevelt Medal in 1939 for saving Southern agriculture, which was later instrumental in feeding the United States during World War II.
- January 6: Christmas for Armenian Orthodox Christians, who celebrate the birth of Jesus on Epiphany
- January 7: Christmas for Eastern Orthodox Christians
- January 7: Mahayana New Year is celebrated this year on January 7 by Buddhists around the world. The term Mahayana encompasses Buddhist ideologies and philosophies.
- January 13: Lori-Maghi, an annual festival celebrated by Sikhs
- January 15: Makar Sankranti, harvest festival celebrated in various parts of India by Hindus as a time for peace and prosperity.
- January 15: World Religion Day, observed by those of the Bahá’í faith to promote interfaith harmony and understanding
- January 16: National Religious Freedom Day.
January 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemorates the birth of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the recipient of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize and an activist for nonviolent social change until his assassination in 1968. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of January.
January 19: Timkat, a holiday observed by Ethiopian Orthodox Christians who celebrate the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River on Epiphany
- January 22: Lunar New Year. This festival marks the start of the new year in the lunar calendar used in East Asia, Southeast Asia and elsewhere. 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit.
January 26: Republic Day of India coinciding with India’s 1930 declaration of independence.
- January 27: The International Day of Commemoration to remember the victims of the Holocaust.
Heritage Month Celebrations
The DEI Committee helps cultivate and nurture a trusting and collaborative University community that educates and empowers all its members to advance equity, inclusion, and social justice on campus and in the wider world. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with events, initiatives, and ideas, or fill out our contact us form.