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U-M MLK Symposium Cross-Campus Planning Meeting

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The University of Michigan Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium is proudly one of the largest commemoration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. across the country. The symposium consists of a keynote memorial lecture public event the morning of the MLK holiday (January 15) [open to the public, not ticketed]. The efforts to determine the symposium theme, the artwork for the event booklet, and speakers for the symposium are determined from a dedicated group of students, faculty, staff and administrators across campus.

We welcome any interested individuals who are passionate about social justice, civil and human rights, and UM’s role in creating a dynamic program that honors Dr. King to attend our monthly meetings. They are informal, please attend when you would like. Each meeting focuses on finalizing a piece of the symposium events, sharing department or org events, and always reflecting on current affairs, with an emphasis on mindfulness and community.

STUDENTS! (undergrad, grad, professional, etc) We need your voice at the table!

More information about putting your event in the booklet or online, the history of speakers, and other ways to get involved, please visit hosted and sponsored by the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI).

Please email if you plan on attending an upcoming meeting, so that we may have an accurate food count.

The theme for the 2018 Symposium is The Fierce Urgency of Now. This theme calls us to claim ownership of the challenges we face and not leave it for future generations to address. Amidst technological advancements and increased global connections, much work still needs to be done to heal the wounds of our past, and resolve the injustices of our present. The Fierce Urgency of Now compels us to not only act, but to also acknowledge that the absence of action and the continuation of silence, serves to bring us deeper into the shadows of division.
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When and Where

Map Trotter Multicultural Center - 1st floor lounge

September 2017

11:45am - 1:00pm

October 2017

11:45am - 1:00pm

November 2017

11:45am - 1:00pm

December 2017

11:45am - 1:00pm

January 2018

11:45am - 1:00pm

February 2018

11:45am - 1:00pm

March 2018

11:45am - 1:00pm

April 2018

11:45am - 1:00pm

May 2018

11:45am - 1:00pm

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