Immersion Trip

2023 MLK Civil Rights Immersion Series

The CommUNITY Education Programs presents this year’s 2023 Martin Luther King Jr Civil Rights Immersion Series. This year’s theme is “The Promise(d) Land: Creating a more just, fairer, and equitable community." This spring’s events will focus on dreaming and reimagining a better community, Bloomington, and IU Community. We hope you will be able to join us for our events.

A Public Reimagining: January 16
Join us as we begin to dream with a public reimagining on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. CUEs will be stationed at white boards across campus (TBD) with markers giving you a chance to write down what is in your promised land. This will also be an opportunity to learn more about civil right leaders’ vision.

A Brave New WorldMLK Celebration Dinner: January 18 at 6 p.m. in Willkie Auditorium
Join us for dinner where we will discuss what creating a more fairer, just, and equitable community looks like. It’s an opportunity to meet new people and learn from your peers about what they think about with this topic. RSVP for the dinner NOW!

Annual Civil Rights Immersion Trip- Memphis, TN: March 12-16
Join us during Spring Break as we travel to Memphis, TN and engage with organizations and community members working to create a fairer, just, and equitable Memphis. Apply now.

The Student’s Dream: March 30 at 7 p.m. in the Teter NST
In the final event of the series, we want to hear form you! Join your peers as student organizations and leaders reflect on how their work contributes towards a promised land for IU Bloomington

Any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to any of the planning committee members:
Ashante Sims (
Courteney Bigs (
Reid Syverson (
Kenneth Brown Jr. (


2022 MLK Civil Rights Immersion Series

2016 Trip

Take a look at a video from our trip in 2016: