This year’s commemorative booklet will be published on the web as a clickable and downloadable pdf. Submitted events will be featured on the web.

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.

MLK Event Submission
Example: 555-555-1234

Contact Person for the Event

Example: 555-555-1234

Event Information

If your unit or department is coordinating several events, you may choose to discuss in the description or in the title that this event is a part of a series. 200 characters maximum.
Example: John Doe, Ph.D. If you have a panel of speakers or more than one speaker, list them in the Event Description.
Is the event all-day, asynchronous? If No, skip this question
Please double check AM / PM is correct
Please double check AM / PM is correct
Please include phone number with area code and dashes OR website address

Event Link or Location


*Events will not be published unless all details are accounted for.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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