U-M Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium

Theme Statement


Each year a planning committee composed of faculty, staff and students across campus choose a theme based on its relevance to current social justice issues and the teachings of Dr. King.

The 2018 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium theme is…The Fierce Urgency of Now

This theme calls us to claim ownership of the challenges we face and not leave it for future generations to address. Amidst technological advancements and increased global connections, much work still needs to be done to heal the wounds of our past, and resolve the injustices of our present. The Fierce Urgency of Now compels us to not only act but to also acknowledge that the absence of action and the continuation of silence, serves to bring us deeper into the shadows of division.

… full theme statement forthcoming