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

Events

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 mlksymposiuminfo@umich.edu with any questions.

  • SOME OLD BLACK MAN: A play by James Anthony Tyler, Starring Wendell Pierce and Charlie Robinson

    January 15, 2021, 7:00 PM-12:00 AM

  • Virtual Town Hall: COVID-19 and the African American Community

    January 16, 2021, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM

  • MLK Virtual Wall: Where do YOU go from here? Day 1

    January 18, 2021, 12:00 AM-11:00 PM

  • 22nd Annual MLK Children and Youth Program

    January 18, 2021, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

  • Story, Word, Sound, Sway

    January 18, 2021, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

  • University of Michigan 2021 MLK Keynote Memorial Lecture: Where Do We Go From Here

    January 18, 2021, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

  • 2021 North Campus Deans’ Virtual MLK Spirit Awards

    January 18, 2021, 12:00 PM-11:00 PM

  • Creating Community Despite Chaos: Unpacking MLK’s Vision for Civil Rights, Anti-Racism, and the Future Ahead

    January 18, 2021, 12:00 PM-1:15 PM

  • Crip Camp: A Revolutionary Culture of Love & Pride

    January 18, 2021, 12:00 PM-3:00 PM

  • Critical Disability Methodologies and Processes of Racialization

    January 18, 2021, 12:00 PM-2:00 PM

  • Where Do We Go From Here: Body Politics and Movement Towards Racial Empowerment

    January 18, 2021, 12:00 PM-1:30 PM

  • MLK Day at the UMDC

    January 18, 2021, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM

  • Public Monuments and Our Histories: Reframing the Memories of Our Nation

    January 18, 2021, 1:00 PM-2:20 PM

  • Linguistics Annual MLK Colloquium: Racial Bias in Automatic Speech Recognition

    January 18, 2021, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM

  • MLK and Militarism: Beyond Militarism; Where Do We Go From Here?

    January 18, 2021, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

  • Race, Protest & Politics: Where Do We Go From Here?

    January 18, 2021, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

  • Youth Activism: Lessons from Flint and Beyond

    January 18, 2021, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

  • MLK Circle of Unity

    January 18, 2021, 3:00 PM-4:00 PM

  • A Conversation about The Common Wind: Afro-American Currents in the Age of the Haitian Revolution

    January 18, 2021, 4:00 PM-5:30 PM

  • Marjorie Lee Browne Colloquium

    January 18, 2021, 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

  • Days of Service/Social Action

    January 18, 2021, 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

  • MLK Virtual Wall: Where do YOU go from here? Day 2

    January 19, 2021, 12:00 AM-11:00 AM

  • 2021 Virtual MLK Day Event | Overcoming Turbulence: Trials and Triumphs of Black Women in Aerospace

    January 19, 2021, 12:00 PM-1:30 PM

  • Anti-Racism Exploration/Discussion Series of Caste (by Isabel Wilkerson) – Series #1

    January 19, 2021, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

  • From Solidarity to Co-liberation: Shifting the Culture of Anti-Racism Organizing

    January 19, 2021, 3:30 PM-5:00 PM

  • MLK Virtual Wall: Where do YOU go from here? Day 3

    January 20, 2021, 12:00 AM-11:00 PM

  • Peer-Led Anti-Racism Teach-In

    January 20, 2021, 5:30 PM-7:00 PM

  • MLK Virtual Wall: Where do YOU go from here? Day 4

    January 21, 2021, 12:00 AM-11:00 PM

  • The Inclusive Campus Collaborative: What is it, and why should you join?

    January 21, 2021, 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

  • The Unsilenced Voices of 2021

    January 21, 2021, 5:30 PM-7:00 PM

  • Building the Beloved Community Through Trauma-Informed Design

    January 21, 2021, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

  • MLK Virtual Wall: Where do YOU go from here? Day 5

    January 22, 2021, 12:00 AM-11:00 PM

  • Cancel Culture and Exile: Building an inclusive community?

    January 22, 2021, 12:30 PM-2:00 PM

  • MLK Virtual Wall: Where do YOU go from here? Day 6

    January 23, 2021, 12:00 AM-11:00 PM

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration: Systemic Racism: COVID-19 & the African American Experience in Michigan

    January 23, 2021, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit Awards Ceremony

    January 23, 2021, 2:00 PM-3:10 PM

  • MLK Virtual Wall: Where do YOU go from here? Day 7

    January 24, 2021, 12:00 AM-11:00 PM

  • Center for Campus Involvement Presents: MLK Day Reflections

    January 25, 2021, 6:00 PM-7:00 PM

  • Join the Inclusive Campus Collaborative

    January 25, 2021, 6:00 PM-7:00 PM

  • Books for Social Justice: Changing Who, What, and How We Publish at University of Michigan Press

    January 27, 2021, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

  • MLK, Agency and Action

    January 27, 2021, 1:30 PM-2:00 PM

  • Community Engaged Research: Reflections on MLK’s Legacy

    January 27, 2021, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

  • Donia Human Rights Center Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture. U.S. Race Relations and Foreign Policy

    January 27, 2021, 4:00 PM-5:30 PM

  • Intersection of Black Lives: Demystifying Black student and student-athlete experiences

    January 27, 2021, 5:30 PM-7:00 PM

  • Misinformation and Mistrust in Medicine

    January 27, 2021, 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

  • Story, Word, Sound, Sway: In Performance & Conversation with Carisa Bledsoe & Schroeder Cherry

    January 28, 2021, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM

  • Education for Democracy: Building Habits of Civic Engagement

    January 28, 2021, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM

  • Rackham Graduate School’s 4th Annual King Talks

    January 28, 2021, 6:00 PM-7:20 PM

  • Performing the Moment, Performing the Movement: Damon Locks

    January 28, 2021, 6:30 PM-7:30 PM

  • Live Q&A with Sheri Hagen, director of At Second Glance / Auf den zweiten Blick (2012)

    January 29, 2021, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM

  • Anti-Racism Exploration/Discussion Series of Caste (by Isabel Wilkerson) – Series #2

    February 2, 2021, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

  • Smash the Mainframe: The Collision Between Civil Rights and Computing

    February 2, 2021, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM

  • A Primer for Student Activists: Students of Color Coalition, Twenty Years On

    February 4, 2021, 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

  • Blackballed: Know Better, Do Better

    February 6, 2021, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

  • Fourth Annual MLK Day Lecture

    February 8, 2021, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM

  • Anti-Racism Exploration/Discussion Series of Caste (by Isabel Wilkerson) – Series #3

    February 16, 2021, 2:00 PM-4:00PM

  • Toxic equilibrium: Structural racism and population health inequities

    February 24, 2021, 10:00 AM-6:30 PM

  • Anti-Racism Exploration/Discussion Series of Caste (by Isabel Wilkerson) – Series #4

    March 2, 2021, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

  • Anti-Racism Exploration/Discussion Series of Caste (by Isabel Wilkerson) – Series #5

    March 16, 2021, 2:00 PM-4:00 AM

  • Anti-Racism Exploration/Discussion Series of Caste (by Isabel Wilkerson) – Series #6

    March 30, 2021, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM