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

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*Events will not be published unless all details are accounted for. We will not publish an event with TBD’s or TBA’s in event submission.*

The only public event the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives coordinates annually is the Keynote Lecture at 10am on the MLK Holiday (2017 is Jan 16th). For inquiries regarding any other event, please contact the event contact from any of the specific events listed 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 with any questions. If you have changes that need to be made to your event, please allow up to 72 hours for the coordinators to respond and make your edits (especially during January) due to the volume of requests.


  • A Family of Reformers: The Weld-Grimké Manuscript Collection

    January 17, 2017, 4:00 PM-5:30 PM

  • An Afternoon with Junot Diaz

    January 18, 2017, 12:00 PM-2:00 PM

  • Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women

    January 18, 2017, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM

  • Galvanizing Social Justice through Comics

    January 19, 2017, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM

  • CSA and KPL Present: Intersectionality in the A/PIA Community

    January 19, 2017, 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

  • SCOR Social Justice and Diversity Symposium: Tectonics: Changing the Face of Activism

    January 20, 2017, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

  • “Affordable Housing, Poverty, and Homelessness in Ann Arbor”

    January 21, 2017, 12:00 PM-2:00 PM

  • Impact of the 2016 Presidential Election on Seniors

    January 21, 2017, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM

  • SMTD@UMMA: The Star-Spangled Banner: Transformation, Translation, Amnesia & Remembrance

    January 22, 2017, 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

  • Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the Black Women Who Helped Win the Space Race

    January 24, 2017, 4:00 PM-5:30 PM

  • #IAmNotHidden – Margot Lee Shetterly Fireside Chat Reception and Book Signing

    January 24, 2017, 7:00 PM-8:20 PM

  • UM Dermatology MLK Visiting Professor Lecture

    January 26, 2017, 8:30 AM-10:00 AM

  • Global Citizenship: The Importance of Cultural Competence

    January 26, 2017, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM

  • Step Afrika!

    January 26, 2017, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

  • Defective, Deficient, Burdensome: Thinking about Bad Bodies

    January 27, 2017, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

  • Activating the Sounds of Change: Learning from Student Activists

    January 27, 2017, 3:30 PM-5:00 PM

  • Central Campus MLK Spirit Awards

    January 29, 2017, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM


    January 29, 2017, 6:00 PM-7:10 PM

  • The Livingston Lectures: Failure Factories: When Education Policies Desert Our Children

    February 1, 2017, 4:00 PM-5:30 PM

  • Sounds of Change – How U Respond To Language and Its Impact on Health Disparities

    February 8, 2017, 9:00 AM-11:00 AM

  • 6th Annual Shirley Verrett Awards Ceremony

    February 8, 2017, 5:00 PM-6:30 PM

  • Asian/Pacific Islander American Advocacy in the Civil Rights Movement

    February 8, 2017, 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

  • MLK Health Sciences “Sounds of Change” 2017 Book Dialogue: Student Activism in the Health Professions

    February 16, 2017, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

  • The Fannie Lou Hamer Story, “Healing Through the Sound of Music”

    February 21, 2017, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

  • Race at the Intersection

    February 22, 2017, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM

  • Understanding Implicit Bias: The Largest Roadblock for the Global STEM Workforce

    February 22, 2017, 3:00 PM-7:30 PM

  • ‘Black Classicism’: some theories, some practice and some dilemmas

    March 22, 2017, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM