2016 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium


2016 MLK Symposium aims to explore current social issues

In light of the social issues facing the nation and the black community, the theme #WhoWillBeNext is fitting, say organizers of the 30th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium opening this month.

Formative years in S. Africa shaped MLK Symposium keynote speaker

The challenges of growing up black and female in apartheid South Africa shaped the life of human rights activist and educator Nontombi Naomi Tutu.

Panel: Reflections on the life and legacy of Grace Lee Boggs

Taking inspiration from the work, life and legacy of Grace Lee Boggs, the School of Social Work and the Multicultural and Gender Affairs Committee are hosting a panel discussion on the future of activism, including the role of “solutionaries” in movement building.

‘The Color of Water’: James McBride and storytelling through music

James McBride will offer an afternoon of music and storytelling beginning at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 17 in Stamps Auditorium. The event is presented by the School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

Arboleda to deliver keynote for Business & Finance Convocation

An expert in cross-culture diversity and inclusion, Teja Arboleda, will take the stage as keynote speaker and performer for the 2016 Business & Finance MLK Convocation.

Marv Fox Jr. to deliver Trotter Lecture

For the Second Annual William Monroe Trotter Lecture, Marv Fox Jr. will deliver the keynote address and introduce the narratives of Hattie McKinney of the University of Michigan Black Student Union and Sean Pitt of the University of Michigan Central Student Government.

Haygood to give McInally Memorial Lecture

Journalist Wil Haygood is the featured speaker for the 2016 William K. McInally Memorial Lecture on Jan. 18 at the Ross School’s Robertson Auditorium.

Former surgeon general, CDC director to speak in Detroit

Dr. David Satcher, founding director of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine, 16th surgeon general of the United States, and former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will speak Jan. 21 at a University of Michigan-affiliated event in Detroit.

‘I’mma Do Me’: 15-character one-woman play

“I’mma Do Me,” featuring April Dae Rochon, is a 15-character one-woman play that examines the heartache and humor of poverty in America.

Villalobos to speak at Marjorie Lee Browne Colloquium

Cristina Villalobos, a professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley, will deliver the keynote address during the Marjorie Lee Browne Colloquium.

Platt to deliver Dr. Hanes Walton Jr. lecture

Political Scientists of Color will host Morehouse College’s Matthew Platt for the annual Dr. Hanes Walton Jr. Distinguished Speaker Lecture at 1 p.m. Jan. 22. The lecture is organized to honor the legacy of Walton, regarded as the “dean of black politics.”

‘Above Ground’ art exhibit showcases feminist activism in China

“Above Ground: 40 Moments of Transformation” is a photography exhibition highlighting the powerful, ground-breaking performance art and actions of China’s Young Feminist Activists.

Health sciences lecture to feature Dr. Jeanne C. Sinkford

Dr. Jeanne C. Sinkford will deliver the 26th Annual Health Sciences MLK Day Lecture, “#WhoWillBeNext: Interprofessional Leaders Promoting Health Equity.”


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