2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium


Here’s a rundown of stories in the Record’s special section about the 2014 MLK Symposium:

MLK Symposium focuses on message of love

The theme “Power, Justice, Love: Heal the Divide” will guide the 28th annual Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium through Feb. 7.

Harry Belafonte urges attention to King’s broader message

Harry Belafonte says America needs to move beyond its selective perception of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and embrace the wider change he sought. The legendary entertainer, activist and humanitarian will present the MLK Symposium keynote address Jan. 20.

Inspirational speaker to share his journey of overcoming barriers

The Business and Finance Department and its partners are featuring Albert Mensah at the Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation on Jan. 20.

Black student activism to be examined at forum

The history of modern black student activism — from the 1968 protest at Hill Auditorium following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., to the recent #BBUM movement last fall — will be discussed at “The Power of Protest: Black Student Activism at the University of Michigan” from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday.

Poetry slam and performance event seeks to revive King’s dream

“A Tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Art Expression & Poetry Slam,” will take place Jan. 20 in Stamps Auditorium in the Walgreen Drama Center.

Jackson to discuss tumor angiogenesis at Marjorie Lee Browne Colloquium

Trachette Jackson, professor of mathematics, will deliver the lecture “The Evolution of Mathematical Approaches for Understanding Tumor Angiogenesis” at the Marjorie Lee Browne Colloquium on Jan. 20.

Calendar of events

A listing of MLK Symposium events.


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