2019 Event Information

Syracuse University’s 34th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration—featuring special guest Trevor Noah, host of the Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning “The Daily Show on Comedy Central”—is Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in the Dome. Noah will speak about the “Global Impact of Civil Rights.”

A new event format for this year, designed to accommodate increased attendance, includes the dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m., followed by the separate main program from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Due to the high demand for this event, tickets for the $30 combined dinner (5 to 6:30 p.m.) and main program (7 to 8:30 p.m.) option have sold out. Tickets for the main program alone are still available via the links below, in person at the Dome Box Office (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), and by phone (888-DOME-TIX or 315.443.2121, option “zero”).

SU staff, SU faculty and General Public (Main Program Only): $15

Students and Youth (Main Program Only): $5

The program includes a conversation with Noah, reflecting on the life and legacy of Dr. King, and discussing the global impact of the civil rights movement; performances by students and Central New York community members; and presentation of the Unsung Hero Awards, recognizing local community members who have championed the plight of those in need.


Below is the event floor plan. The sections highlighted in yellow indicate where all attendees are seated for the main program. The blue circles indicate dinner tables. All dinner attendees will be moved to a reserved section for the main program following the conclusion of the dinner.