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 event the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI) coordinates annually is the Keynote Lecture at 10 am 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 elsewhere.

Please email the symposium coordinators at with any questions.

  • Honoring the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.: MLK and The Lighthouse Effect

    January 17, 2022, 2:00 PM-3:10 PM

  • MLK, Militarism, and the Future

    January 17, 2022, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

  • MLK Day Circle of Unity

    January 17, 2022, 3:00 PM-4:00 PM

  • Anti-Racism Teach-in

    January 17, 2022, 5:00 PM-6:30 PM

  • 2022 North Campus Deans’ MLK Spirit Awards

    January 17, 2022, 5:30 PM-7:00 PM

  • Titus Kaphar: Unsettling Histories

    January 20, 2022, 5:10 PM-6:30 PM

  • Rackham’s 5th Annual King Talks

    January 26, 2022, 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a Black King of the Bible in Duke Ellington’s Symphonic Triptych “Three Black Kings”

    January 27, 2022, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM

  • Donia Human Rights Center: Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture. The Promise — and Failure — of Human Rights

    January 31, 2022, 4:10 PM-5:40 PM