January 8, 2018
Topic: Campus News
Award-winning actor, best-selling author and philanthropist Hill Harper will deliver the 32nd annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium keynote memorial lecture.
Acclaimed author Janet Mock and actor Amiyah Scott will serve as keynote speakers for the Trotter Multicultural Center's fourth annual W.M. Trotter Lecture.
Author, advocate and police misconduct attorney Andrea J. Ritchie will discuss how women of color experience brutality at the hands of law enforcement.
Carol Anderson, an Emory University professor and author, will discuss white rage and its role in history during the Donia Human Rights Center Distinguished Lecture.
A historic work of carillon music penned by African-American composer Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson will ring across campus as part of "Music Against Silence." Tiffany Ng, university carillonist and assistant professor of carillon, will perform Nelson's 1973 "Carillon Dances."
The multi-day "Porgy and Bess" symposium will explore the issues of race, representation and cultural appropriation that surround this iconic 20th century American opera.
"Out of the Silence" will celebrate the musical life of African Americans during the late 19th and early 20th centuries and showcase seldom-heard works by several black American composers.
HuffPost editor-in-chief and Livingston Award winner Lydia Polgreen will discuss the role of journalism in a democracy and its responsibility in the current moment.
A partnership between the Ruth Ellis Center and the Henry Ford Health System that aims to improve the long-term health outcomes of LGBTQ youth is the topic of a panel discussion.
Poet and playwright Claudia Rankine and dramaturg and producer P. Carl will discuss the relationship between theater and social justice, as well as how theater-making is an act of citizenship.
Columbia University professor Mabel O. Wilson will deliver the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning's inaugural Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial lecture.
James Forman Jr., a Yale Law School professor and former public defender, will argue how the decisions of black leaders played a role in the mass incarceration of people of color.
Adewale Troutman, a health equity advocate and public health expert, will deliver the Martin Luther King Jr. Health Sciences Lecture.
A list of many of the events scheduled for the 2018 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium.