Jan. 13, 7:30 p.m. Performance of “these days.” Shanley Pavilion on the Northwestern University campus. Free. Also at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 14.
Jan. 14, Noon “Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St. Free and open to all ages.
Jan. 16, Noon Justice in Healthcare. Presence Saint Francis Hospital, 355 Ridge Ave., with Linda Rae Murray. Celebrating the important impact of Dr. King’s legacy on inclusive communities and health equity.
Jan. 16, 1-2:30 p.m. Y.O.U. 11th annual Diverse Communities United. Theme: “Defiance with Purpose.” Evanston Township High School. 1600 Dodge Ave. Free and open to all ages.
Jan. 16, 7 p.m. NU Campus Observance: Candlelight Vigil featuring Clint Smith. Alice Millar Chapel, 1870 Sheridan Road.
Jan. 19, 5 p.m. NU Student Oratorical Contest, at which finalists will recite their orations inspired by Desmond Tutu’s quote, “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” Lutkin Hall on the Northwestern University campus.
Jan. 21, 10-11:30 a.m. Intergenerational presentation and discussion: “Social Movements for Racial Justice: From the Chicago Freedom Movement to Black Lives Matter.” Fisk Hall on the Northwestern University campus.
Jan. 22, 3 p.m. Installation of new NAACP officers. Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge Ave.
Jan. 23, 6 p.m. Dr. Mae Jemison at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall on the NU campus.
Jan. 27, 6-8 p.m. Harambee. Norris Center on the Northwestern University campus. Harambee kicks off Black History Month and features a variety of performances, music, and food for everyone to enjoy.