2024 Schedule

The MLK Symposium offers many events throughout January and onward. These cross-campus programs reflect the vision and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., along with our need to continue his work.

If you have questions or need your event updated, please contact [email protected] 

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December 11, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

MLK Health Sciences Virtual Lecture

Virtual Event   |   School of Social Work Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
January 14, 2024
4:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Life Sciences Orchestra Concert

Hill Auditorium   |   Gifts of Art Michigan Medicine
January 15, 2024
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

MLK Children and Youth Program

School of Education Building   |   Marsal Family School of Education
January 15, 2024
10:00 am - 11:30 am

38th Annual Memorial Keynote Lecture

Hill Auditorium   |   Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives
January 15, 2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Activism: Alive and Well

Bursley Hall   |   Diversity Peer Educators
January 15, 2024
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Hip Hop Versus the “Just-Us” System: 50 Years of Creative Resistance

UM Detroit Center   |   University of Michigan Detroit Center
January 15, 2024
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

MLK Day Carillon Recital

Lurie Tower   |   University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance
January 15, 2024
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

5 Things You Should Avoid When Talking About Race

BSRB (Biomedical Science Research Building)   |   Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies (Medical School)
January 15, 2024
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Cost of Inheritance: An American ReFramed Special

Hill Auditorium   |   Center for Social Solutions
January 15, 2024
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

MLK and Militarism: How King might react today.

Michigan Union   |   Veterans For Peace / UM Veterans and Military Service Office
January 15, 2024
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Embracing Dr. King’s Radical Vision in the 21st Century

Michigan Union   |   University Library MLK Committee
January 15, 2024
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

MLK Health Sciences Lecture

School of Social Work   |   School of Social Work
January 15, 2024
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Circle of Unity

U-M Diag   |   LS&A Michigan Community Scholars Program
January 15, 2024
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

History & Healing: Reparations and Repair in Detroit & Beyond

Michigan Union   |   Afroamerican and African Studies/EIHS/History
January 15, 2024
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Marjorie Lee Browne Colloquium

East Hall   |   Department of Mathematics
January 15, 2024
4:45 pm - 6:45 pm

John Lewis: Good Trouble

Michigan Theater   |   Institute for Social Research
January 15, 2024
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration

Mary Markley Hall   |   Markley DPEs
January 16, 2024
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Unity Voices: Inspiring Change in Detroit Communities Panel Registration

Virtual Event   |   School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) Diversity Equity and Inclusion Office
January 16, 2024
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

From MLK to Affirmative Action: Continuing the Fight Against

Virtual Event   |   Center for Social Justice & Inclusion @ Dearborn
January 16, 2024
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy presents: Montgomery, AL, Mayor Steven Reed

Joan and Sanford Weill Hall   |   Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
January 16, 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Food as Resistance

UMMA   |   Sustainable Food Systems Initiative, SEAS, & MDining
January 17, 2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Creative Care: The Vital Role of the Humanities in Healthcare

Virtual Event   |   School of Nursing
January 17, 2024
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Skilled and Savvy Conference: Contributing to a Diverse Workplace

Student Activities Building   |   University Career Center (UCC)
January 18, 2024
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day & Disability Justice Growing from Allies to Accomplices

Virtual Event   |   PM&R - Center for Disability Health and Wellness
January 18, 2024
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Slavery and the U.S. Catholic Church: Confronting History and the Case for Reparations

Rackham Amphitheatre   |   Wallace House Center for Journalists, Center for Racial Justice, housed at the Ford School
January 18, 2024
5:30 pm

Enrico Riley: The Nameable and the Unseen

Michigan Theater    |   Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series
January 19, 2024
10:00 am - 11:00 am

January Clements Bookworm Conversations

Virtual Event   |   Clements Library
January 19, 2024
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Linguistics MLK Colloquium

Weiser Hall   |   Department of Linguistics
January 19, 2024
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

LaTasha Barnes’ The Jazz Continuum

The Power Center   |   University Musical Society (UMS)
January 22, 2024
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
January 25, 2024
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Beautiful Symphony Community Art Exhibit

Michigan Union   |   Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives & The Center for Campus Involvement
January 25, 2024
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
January 25, 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

7th Annual Rackham King Talks

Rackham Auditorium   |   Rackham Graduate School
January 25, 2024
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Taubman College MLK Symposium 2024: Beyond Performance – Dismantling Evasive Institutions

Art & Architecture Building   |   Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning
January 27, 2024
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

2024 MLK Spirit Awards Ceremony

Weiser Hall   |   Central Campus MLK Spirit Awards Committee
January 31, 2024
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
February 1, 2024
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
February 10, 2024
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Nkeiru Okoye’s When the Caged Bird Sings

Hill Auditorium    |   University Musical Society (UMS)
February 13, 2024
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

“…into a Beautiful Symphony”

Burton Memorial Tower   |   Organ Carillon & Harpsichord
February 15, 2024
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Camp Michigania Affinity Getaway: Black History Month

Camp Michigania   |   Alumni Association
February 16, 2024
10:00 am - 11:00 am

February Clements Bookworm Conversation

Virtual Event   |   Clements Library