The Events page is updated within 48 hours from October through February. Individual events will appear below in chronological order. Proposed events are reviewed by Symposium organizers before being added to the events calendar.

Note: The only public event the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI) coordinates annually is the Keynote Lecture at 10am on the MLK Holiday. For inquiries regarding any other event, please contact the designated event contact listed in the specific event below. OAMI does not have any information for events other than what is listed below unless listed else where.

Please email the symposium coordinators at mlksymposiuminfo@umich.edu with any questions.

  • Examining the Effects of Gentrification: A Panel Discussion

    January 10, 2018, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

  • Urban and Regional Planning Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium, “The Other Detroit”

    January 11, 2018, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

  • Martin Luther King Jr Colloquium and Reception with Colleen M. Fitzgerald

    January 12, 2018, 4:00 PM-7:00 PM

  • Urban Bush Women: Hair & Other Stories

    January 12, 2018, 8:00 PM-10:00 PM

  • You Can Dance: Urban Bush Women

    January 13, 2018, 1:30 PM-2:50 PM

  • MLK 2018 Children and Youth Program

    January 15, 2018, 8:30 AM-3:00 PM

  • Detroit Center Streaming Simulcast of Keynote Lecture and Luncheon

    January 15, 2018, 10:00 AM-12:30 AM

  • Identity Politics in Social Movements

    January 15, 2018, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM

  • Keynote Memorial Lecture: Hill Harper

    January 15, 2018, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

  • Missions of Kindness

    January 15, 2018, 11:00 AM-3:00 PM

  • 28th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Sciences Lecture

    January 15, 2018, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

  • Music Against Silence

    January 15, 2018, 12:00 PM-12:50 PM

  • Is There Such a Thing as a Proper Protest?

    January 15, 2018, 12:30 PM-2:00 PM

  • Intersection of Identities and Our Role in Creating a More Inclusive Campus

    January 15, 2018, 1:00 PM-5:00 PM

  • The Fierce Urgency of Now – What is Y(our) Story?

    January 15, 2018, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM

  • The Literature of Activism / The Activism of Literature

    January 15, 2018, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

  • University Library MLK Day speaker: An Afternoon with Karine Jean-Pierre

    January 15, 2018, 2:00 PM-4:30 PM

  • Skybound – Image, Marvel, DC Comics Artist / Cretor Shawn Martinbrough

    January 15, 2018, 2:30 PM-3:30 PM

  • The 12th Annual MLK Circle of Unity

    January 15, 2018, 3:00 PM-4:00 PM

  • What They Did Not Want Martin Talking About – Martin Luther King’s Thoughts On Militarism

    January 15, 2018, 3:00 PM-4:30 PM

  • Kinesiology and the Fierce Urgency of Now: Empowering Lives and Impacting Communities

    January 15, 2018, 3:30 PM-5:00 PM

  • Marjorie Lee Browne Colloquium – Hidden Figures: Bringing Math, Physics, History and Race to Hollywood

    January 15, 2018, 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

  • The Guild Poetry Showcase | ” The Power of The Word”

    January 15, 2018, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

  • Conflict Dialogues

    January 15, 2018, 6:30 PM-8:30 PM

  • Workshop: Speculative Histories

    January 15, 2018, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

  • Who Gets to Define American Values?

    January 16, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM

  • Class Divide Film Screening, Discussion, and Book Signing

    January 17, 2018, 12:00 PM-2:00 PM

  • Underground Railroad Game

    January 17, 2018, 7:30 PM-9:30 PM

  • Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color

    January 18, 2018, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

  • Donia Human Rights Center Distinguished Lecture. “White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide”

    January 18, 2018, 4:00 PM-5:30 PM

  • No Safety Net Keynote Event with the Penny Stamps Speaker Series: A conversation with Claudia Rankine and P. Carl

    January 18, 2018, 5:10 PM-6:30 PM

  • Underground Railroad Game

    January 18, 2018, 7:30 PM-9:30 PM

  • The Other America: Still Separate. Still Unequal.

    January 19, 2018, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

  • Advocacy in Action: This is Our Work

    January 19, 2018, 3:00 PM-4:30 PM

  • MLK Symposium (un)Panel

    January 19, 2018, 4:00 PM-5:30 PM

  •  Taubman College Presents Mabel O. Wilson, “Notes on a Virginia Statehouse: Architecture and Race in Jefferson’s America”

    January 19, 2018, 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

  • Underground Railroad Game

    January 19, 2018, 8:00 PM-9:30 PM

  • Workshop: Introduction to Systemic Racism with ERACCE

    January 20, 2018, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

  • 2018 Central Campus MLK Spirit Awards

    January 20, 2018, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

  • Underground Railroad Game

    January 20, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM

  • Underground Railroad Game

    January 20, 2018, 8:00 PM-9:30 PM

  • Underground Railroad Game

    January 21, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM

  • FRAME: A salon series on visual art, performance, and identity

    January 22, 2018, 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

  • KING TALKS

    January 23, 2018, 5:30 PM-7:30 PM

  • A Celebration of MLK’s Biblical Legacy

    January 25, 2018, 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

  • Trans Health Activism in Detroit: Moving Forward Together

    January 26, 2018, 2:10 PM-4:00 PM

  • SMTD@UMMA Performance Series: Out of the Silence, A Narrated Concert to Honor Black Classical Musicians of the Past

    January 26, 2018, 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

  • Teaching in Tumultuous Times: making choices about how to address the world beyond your classroom

    February 1, 2018, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

  • A/PIA Allyship with the Black Community: Our Shared History

    February 3, 2018, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

  • BREAKING GLASS: HYPER-LINKING OPERA AND SOCIAL ISSUES

    February 10, 2018, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM

  • The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess: A Symposium

    February 16, 2018, 9:00 AM-7:00 PM

  • The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess: A Symposium

    February 17, 2018, 2:00 PM-5:00 PM

  • Opera in Concert The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

    February 17, 2018, 7:30 PM-11:30 PM

  • Talking About Porgy and Bess: A Post-Performance Discussion

    February 18, 2018, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

  • FRAME: A salon series on visual art, performance, and identity

    February 19, 2018, 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

  • FRAME: A salon series on visual art, performance, and identity

    March 19, 2018, 7:00 PM-8:30 PM