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.

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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.

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  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Children and Youth Program

    January 20, 2020, 8:30 AM-3:00 PM

  • American University Health Studies Sister Circle Watch Party

    January 20, 2020, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM

  • ECE Watch Party for MLK Keynote Lecture

    January 20, 2020, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM

  • IGR Watch Party for MLK Day Keynote Lecture

    January 20, 2020, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

  • ITS Watch Party for MLK Keynote Lecture (111 Boyer)

    January 20, 2020, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

  • ITS Watch Party for MLK Keynote Lecture (2015 Administrative Services Building)

    January 20, 2020, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

  • ITS Watch Party for MLK Keynote Lecture (Arbor Lakes South Dome Arbor Lakes Building 3)

    January 20, 2020, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

  • ITS Watch Party for MLK Keynote Lecture (Suite 10 Victor’s Way)

    January 20, 2020, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

  • Keynote Memorial Lecture

    January 20, 2020, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

  • MLK Day at the UMDC

    January 20, 2020, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

  • NCAP/Duderstadt Center DEI Watch Party for MLK Keynote Lecture (Duderstadt Center)

    January 20, 2020, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

  • Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For

    January 20, 2020, 12:00 PM-1:30 PM

  • Dreams for our Students: Educational Equity and Innovation in Metro-Detroit Schools

    January 20, 2020, 12:30 PM-2:00 PM

  • (Y)our Story: The Costs of Activism

    January 20, 2020, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM

  • Many Stories, One Michigan: Sharing. Connecting. Building Community.

    January 20, 2020, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

  • Minorities and Philosophy MLK Day Lecture: Race, Class, and Solidarity

    January 20, 2020, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

  • University of Michigan Health Sciences 2020 MLK Lecture

    January 20, 2020, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM

  • Brown v. The Board of Education: The Legacy Continues

    January 20, 2020, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

  • Michigan Community Scholars Program presents: the 14th Annual MLK Circle of Unity

    January 20, 2020, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

  • What They Did Not Want Martin Talking About – Martin Luther King’s thoughts and teachings on the dangers of war and militarism.

    January 20, 2020, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

  • ISR MLK Symposium: MLK’s Legacy for Social and Behavioral Science Research – Perspectives from New Scholars

    January 20, 2020, 2:30 PM-5:00 PM

  • Authenticity // Courage // Purpose: Black Women Leaders In The Civil Rights Movement Era And Beyond

    January 20, 2020, 4:00 PM-5:30 PM

  • Marjorie Lee Browne Colloquium

    January 20, 2020, 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

  • 2020 North Campus Deans’ MLK Spirit Awards

    January 20, 2020, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM

  • Betty and Coretta: a film screening

    January 20, 2020, 5:00 PM-8:00 PM

  • The Guild Poetry Showcase | “Whose Dream Is This?”

    January 20, 2020, 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

  • Diversity Thumball

    January 21, 2020, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

  • CMENAS Honors the Legacy of Dr. King

    January 21, 2020, 4:00 PM-5:30 PM

  • MLK Jr.’s Legacy and the Crisis of Racial Capitalism – What’s Next?

    January 21, 2020, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM

  • 1619 Project: Podcast Episode 4 : How the Bad Blood Started

    January 21, 2020, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

  • Identity Way-Finding & Cultural Connections for an Inclusive Outdoors

    January 22, 2020, 2:30 PM-4:00 PM

  • Donia Human Rights Center Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture. “The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and Modern Urban America.”

    January 22, 2020, 4:00 PM-5:30 PM

  • MLK From the Eyes of an Afroboricua, Afrolesbian, and Afrofeminist

    January 22, 2020, 4:00 PM-5:30 PM

  • Diversity in Dermatology: Our past, present, and future”

    January 23, 2020, 8:30 AM-9:40 AM

  • Digitizing Archives of Abolitionists: The Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society Papers

    January 23, 2020, 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

  • Artist Talk with Cullen Washington, Jr.: Abstract Meditations on the Grid and Humanity, presented by the Penny Stamps Speaker Series and UMMA

    January 23, 2020, 5:10 PM-6:30 PM

  • 1619 Project: Podcast Episode 3: The Birth of American Music

    January 23, 2020, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

  • Echoes of the Exodus in Dr. King’s Work

    January 23, 2020, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

  • Peer-Led Anti-Racism Teach-In

    January 25, 2020, 1:30 PM-3:00 PM

  • 1619 Project:Podcast Episode 5: The Land of Our Fathers, Part 1 & 2

    January 27, 2020, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

  • Code Switching (January 28th event)

    January 28, 2020, 9:00 AM-10:00 AM

  • Towards Humanity: A Conversation on Humanism and Antiracist Organizing

    January 28, 2020, 12:00 PM-2:00 PM

  • “The 1619 Project: Examining the Legacy of Slavery and the Building of a Nation”

    January 28, 2020, 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

  • From Selma to Stonewall: Are We There Yet?

    January 28, 2020, 6:30 PM-8:30 PM

  • Rackham Graduate School’s 3rd Annual King Talks

    January 30, 2020, 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

  • Diversity Cafe’

    February 3, 2020, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

  • Code Switching (February 13th event)

    February 13, 2020, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM