The online submission deadline for events to be published in the commemorative booklet is November 18, 2018.

OAMI provides support to student organizations to create events for the symposium through our SAMI grants program. OAMI does not have any funding sources for MLK Symposium events for units/departments/faculty.

Tips for MLK Symposium Event Planning & Event Submission:

  • We encourage events to be spread out through the months of January and February,  to allow participants to attend many events, as the MLK Holiday is usually a very crowded programming day.
  • We discourage use of the term “Symposium” in events so as to not confuse the public on there being multiple symposia under the coordinating body “MLK Symposium.” Words that units have used instead of “symposium” include: colloquium, series, multi-day event, lecture, showcase, etc.
  • In your submission description, you MUST:
    • Explicitly state or reasonably show how the event is related to civil rights, social justice, the symposium theme, or the teachings and work of Dr. Martin Luther King.

Use the sample event below the submission form to guide your data entry.

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*Events will not be published unless all details are accounted for. We will not publish an event with TBD’s or TBA’s in event submission.*

If you have changes that need to be made to your event, please allow up to 48 business hours for the coordinators to respond and make your edits (especially during November & January) due to the volume of requests. Please contact with any questions.


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