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MLK Symposium 2018 calendar of events

January 8, 2018

MLK Symposium 2018 calendar of events

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Wednesday, Jan. 10

Examining the Effects of Gentrification: A Panel Discussion, 2-4 p.m., in Room 1430 at the Institute for Social Research.
For more: myumi.ch/LrlmE

Thursday, Jan. 11

Urban and Regional Planning Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium, "The Other Detroit," 6-8 p.m., in the Auditorium (Room 2104) in the Art & Architecture Building.
For more: taubmancollege.umich.edu/events

Friday, Jan. 12

Martin Luther King Jr. Colloquium and Reception with Colleen M. Fitzgerald, 4-7 p.m., in 4448 East Hall. This year's Department of Linguistics talk will feature Professor Colleen M. Fitzgerald from the University of Texas at Arlington.
For more: lsa.umich.edu/linguistics

Urban Bush Women: Hair & Other Stories, 8-10 p.m., at the Power Center for the Performing Arts.
RSVP: ums.org/performance/urban-bush-women

Saturday, Jan. 13

You Can Dance: Urban Bush Women, 1:30-2:50 p.m., Studio B Ann Arbor YMCA. Free, but first come, first served until studio reaches capacity. Sign-up begins at 12:50 p.m. at the Y Welcome Desk.
For more: ums.org

Sunday, Jan. 14

Healing Justice, Waging Love: Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Ourselves, an evening of song, spoken word, and hip-hop with The Long Hairz Collective, 7-9 p.m. at the Keene Theater, East Quadrangle.
For more: lsa.umich.edu/daas

Monday, Jan. 15

MLK 2018 Children and Youth Program, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Modern Languages Building.
RSVP form: sites.google.com/a/umich.edu/mlk/registration-process
For more: sites.google.com/a/umich.edu/mlk

Detroit Center Streaming Simulcast of Keynote Lecture and Luncheon, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Ann Arbor Room in Orchestra Place, 3663 Woodward Ave., Detroit.
For more: detroitcenter.umich.edu

Identity Politics in Social Movements, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in the IGR Resource Area, 225 Galleria Suite, 2nd floor, 1214 S. University Ave. The Program on Intergroup Relations' Student Engagement Team will offer a space to watch Hill Harper's Keynote Memorial Lecture followed by a roundtable discussion.
For more: igr.umich.edu

Keynote Memorial Lecture: Hill Harper, 10-11:30 a.m., Hill Auditorium. Hill Harper is an award-winning actor, best-selling author and philanthropist.
For more: oami.umich.edu/um-mlk-symposium/memorial-keynote-lecture/

Missions of Kindness, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at 1520 The Connector, 603 E. Madison. Housing Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution invites students to embrace King's spirit by stopping in The Connector to complete a Mission of Kindness.
For more: housing.umich.edu/undergrad/hscr

28th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Sciences Lecture, noon-1 p.m. at Dow Auditorium, Towsley Center. The 28th annual MLK Health Sciences Symposium will be commemorated with a keynote lecture delivered by Adewale Troutman.
For more: ohei.med.umich.edu

Music Against Silence, noon-12:50 p.m. on the 10th floor of Burton Memorial Tower. University carillonist Tiffany Ng will perform music from the civil rights movement and black jazz composers, and offer the Ann Arbor premiere of Kalvert Nelson's "Carillon Dances."
For more: smtd.umich.edu/performances_events/event.php?id=11668

Is There Such a Thing as a Proper Protest? 12:30-2 p.m. in the Ann Arbor Room at Orchestra Place, 3663 Woodward Ave. in Detroit.
For more: detroitcenter.umich.edu

Athletic Department MLK Day Town Hall, 1-3 p.m. at Cliff Keen Arena, 616 E. Hoover St. The Athletic Department will host sociologist and civil rights activist Dr. Harry Edwards as its MLK Day guest speaker.
For more: mgoblue.com

Intersection of Identities and Our Role in Creating a More Inclusive Campus, 1-5 p.m. at 1013 Herbert H. Dow Building.
RSVP form: goo.gl/forms/tgOHcfiHNZFmNVsK2
For more: swe.engin.umich.edu

The Fierce Urgency of Now – What is Y(our) Story? 1-2:30 p.m. at 1255 Angell Hall. Members of the university community are invited to share their brief stories through written or spoken word, performance pieces, poems, art, music, or song.
For more: events.umich.edu/event/46925

Antigone on MLK Day, 2-4 p.m. at 2175 Angell Hall. Students from the Department of Classical Studies will read passages from Sophocles' "Antigone," after which there will be a discussion of its relevance to current issues of patriotism, justice, violence and dissent.
For more: lsa.umich.edu/classics

The Literature of Activism/The Activism of Literature, 2-4 p.m. at 2435 North Quadrangle, 105 S. State St.
For more: lsa.umich.edu/english

University Library MLK Day speaker: An Afternoon with Columbia University Professor Karine Jean-Pierre, 2-4:30 p.m. in the Michigan Union Ballroom.
For more: lib.umich.edu

Skybound – Image, Marvel, DC Comics Artist/Creator Shawn Martinbrough, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Stamps Auditorium, Walgreen Drama Center.
For more: stamps.umich.edu

The 12th Annual MLK Circle of Unity, 3-4 p.m. on the Diag.
For more: lsa.umich.edu/mcsp

What They Did Not Want Martin Talking About — Martin Luther King's Thoughts On Militarism, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union. Veterans For Peace will present a discussion concentrating on King's speeches relating to defense versus militarism.
For more: VFP93.org

Kinesiology and the Fierce Urgency of Now: Empowering Lives and Impacting Communities, 3:30-5 p.m. in the Bickner Auditorium, Central Campus Recreation Building.
For more: kines.umich.edu

Marjorie Lee Browne Colloquium — Hidden Figures: Bringing Math, Physics, History and Race to Hollywood, 4-5 p.m. at 1324 East Hall. This talk was designed and originally to be presented by Professor Rudy Horne, who died in December 2017. Talitha Washington, Howard University professor and National Science Foundation program director will present instead.
For more: lsa.umich.edu/math/seminars/marjorie-lee-brown-colloquium-mlkday

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Lecture: Professor James Forman Jr., Yale Law School, on Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, 4-5:30 p.m. at 1225 South Hall.
For more: law.umich.edu/events

The Guild Poetry Showcase | "The Power of The Word," 6-8 p.m. at the Keene Theater, East Quadrangle.
For more: intlwritersguild.com

Conflict Dialogues, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Sophia B. Jones Room, Michigan Union.
For more: oscr.umich.edu

Me, the "Other" — A Documentary About Diversity on Three Washtenaw County Campuses, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Michigan Theater.
RSVP: michtheater.org/show/me-the-other-2
For more: metheotherfilm.com

Workshop: Speculative Histories, 7-9 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room at the downtown branch of the Ann Arbor District Library. Award-winning artist and cultural leader Jillian Walker will be featured.
For more: ums.org

Tuesday, Jan. 16

Who Gets to Define American Values? 2-3:30 p.m. at the Rackham Graduate School Amphitheatre. Lydia Polgreen, editor-in-chief of HuffPost, will speak.
For more: wallacehouse.umich.edu

Intention, Insights and Impacts: A view into Post-Graduate Service Programs, 4-5:30 p.m., in the Anderson Room, Michigan Union.
For more: internationalcenter.umich.edu/abroad/peace/hours

Wednesday, Jan. 17

Class Divide Film Screening, Discussion and Book Signing, noon-2 p.m. in the Michigan Theater.
For more: myumi.ch/J2VGG

Navigating the Workplace: Underrepresented and Invisible Identities, 6-8 p.m. in the Founders Room of the Alumni Center, 200 Fletcher St.
RSVP form: goo.gl/forms/PgvSG0cqrZ1o9UAE2
For more: alumni.umich.edu/scholarships/lead-scholars

MLK Watch Party and Discussion, 7-9:30 p.m. at 2435 North Quadrangle. Join the Muslim Student Association as it watches the keynote speaker's lecture and hosts a discussion.
For more: muslims.studentorgs.umich.edu

Underground Railroad Game, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Arthur Miller Theatre, Walgreen Drama Center. In this performance, a pair of teachers offer direct lessons about race, sex and power.
For more: ums.org

SMTD Dr. Martin Luther King Remembrance Concert Featuring Imani Winds and Student Performances, 8-9:30 p.m. in the Stamps Auditorium, Walgreen Drama Center.
RSVP: eventbrite.com/e/smtd-mlk-remembrance-concert-imani-winds-student-performances-tickets-39171677542
For more: smtd.umich.edu/about/dei-events.php

Thursday, Jan. 18

Donia Human Rights Center Distinguished Lecture. "White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide," by Emory University Professor Carol Anderson, 4-5:30 p.m. at 1010 Weiser Hall.
For more: ii.umich.edu/humanrights

No Safety Net Keynote Event with the Penny Stamps Speaker Series: A conversation with Claudia Rankine and P. Carl, 5:10-6:30 p.m. at the Michigan Theater.
For more: ums.org

Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color, 6-7 p.m. at 100 Hatcher Graduate Library.
For more: irwg.umich.edu

Underground Railroad Game, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Arthur Miller Theatre, Walgreen Drama Center.
For more: ums.org

Friday, Jan. 19

The Other America: Still Separate. Still Unequal., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Kuenzel Room in the Michigan Union.
RSVP form: myumi.ch/6wXPv
For more: eventbrite.com/e/the-other-america-still-separate-still-unequal-tickets-38081456662

Advocacy in Action: This is Our Work, 3-4:30 p.m. at the Helmut Stern Auditorium, U-M Museum of Art.
RSVP: goo.gl/TUfepk
or more: events.umich.edu/event/46474

MLK Symposium (un)Panel, 4-5:30 p.m. in the Keene Theater, East Quadrangle.
For more: lsa.umich.edu/ceal

Taubman College Presents Mabel O. Wilson, "Notes on a Virginia Statehouse: Architecture and Race in Jefferson's America," 6-7:30 p.m. at the Auditorium (Room 2104), Art & Architecture Building.
For more: taubmancollege.umich.edu/events

Underground Railroad Game, 8-9:30 p.m. at the Arthur Miller Theatre, Walgreen Drama Center.
For more: ums.org

Saturday, Jan. 20

Workshop: Introduction to Systemic Racism with ERACCE, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union. Registration fee is $15 for students and $50 for the general public. For information about partial scholarships, email nosafetynet@umich.edu.
RSVP: ums.org

The Fierce Urgency of Now: The Role of Seniors Impacting Change, 1-3:30 p.m. at Bethel AME Church, 900 John A. Woods Dr.
RSVP: 734-998-9353
For more: med.umich.edu/multicultural

2018 Central Campus MLK Spirit Awards, 2-4 p.m. at 1010 Weiser Hall.
For more: lsa.umich.edu/ceal

Underground Railroad Game, 2-3:30 p.m. and 8-9:30 p.m. in the Arthur Miller Theatre, Walgreen Drama Center.
For more: ums.org

Sunday, Jan. 21

Underground Railroad Game, 2-3:30 p.m. in the Arthur Miller Theatre, Walgreen Drama Center.
For more: ums.org

Monday, Jan. 22

FRAME: A salon series on visual art, performance, and identity, 7-8:30 p.m., Atrium, 202 S. Thayer St. The U-M Institute for the Humanities and UMS will offer a series of open dialogues around contemporary visual art, performance and identity.
For more: ums.org

Tuesday, Jan. 23

King Talks, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Rackham Graduate School Amphitheatre. Rackham will host its inaugural Rackham King Talks, which will be 10-15 minute TED-style presentations all related to the MLK Symposium theme.
RSVP form: rackham.umich.edu/content/king-talks
For more: rackham.umich.edu/content/king-talks

Thursday, Jan. 25

Cultural Competency: Perspectives in Healthcare, 5-7 p.m. at the Henderson Room, Michigan League.
For more: fimrc.org

A Celebration of MLK's Biblical Legacy, 7-8:30 p.m., Rackham Graduate School Auditorium. Mitzi J. Smith, professor of New Testament at Ashland Theological Seminary and first female graduate in New Testament from Harvard University, will talk.
For more: lsa.umich.edu/neareast

Friday, Jan. 26

Trans Health Activism in Detroit: Moving Forward Together, 2:10-4 p.m., Vandenberg Room, Michigan League. Detroit transgender and gender nonconforming communities are leading a movement to demand safety, opportunity, and access to health and wellness services. This panel will discuss the work being done as part of that movement at the Ruth Ellis Center.
For more: irwg.umich.edu

SMTD @ UMMA Performance Series: Out of the Silence, A Narrated Concert to Honor Black Classical Musicians of the Past, 7-8:30 p.m., UMMA. Out of the Silence celebrates the musical life of African Americans at the turn of the 20th century.
For more: umma.umich.edu

Thursday, Feb. 1

Teaching in Tumultuous Times: making choices about how to address the world beyond your classroom, 10 a.m.-noon, Seminar Room, 1013 Palmer Commons.
For more: crlt.umich.edu

Saturday, Feb. 3

A/PIA Allyship with the Black Community: Our Shared History, 1-3 p.m. in the Great Lakes Room, Palmer Commons.
For more: uaaoboard.wixsite.com/uaao-umich

Thursday, Feb. 8

Fourth Annual W.M. Trotter Lecture, 6-9 p.m., Rackham Auditorium (moved from previously announced location). The lecture will feature speakers Janet Mock, an acclaimed author and activist, and Amiyah Scott of Fox's "Star."
For more: trotter.umich.edu

Saturday, Feb. 10

Breaking Glass: Hyper-linking Opera and Social Issues, 3-5 p.m. at the Stamps Auditorium, Walgreen Drama Center.
For more: smtd.umich.edu/performances_events

Friday, Feb. 16

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess: Friday — Day One, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery. "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess: An Event Series" is a multi-day event that specifically contends with issues of race, representation and appropriation in this opera. Attendees of the Feb. 16 events (excluding Kaleidoscope) should register to attend.
RSVP: smtd.umich.edu/porgy

Saturday, Feb. 17

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess: Saturday — Day Two, 2-4:30 p.m., Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery.
For more: smtd.umich.edu/porgy

Opera in Concert: The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Hill Auditorium. UMS and the School of Music, Theatre & Dance present the U-M Gershwin Initiative's research discoveries into this landmark score.
RSVP: ums.org

Sunday, Feb. 18

Talking About Porgy and Bess: A Post-Performance Discussion, 2-4 p.m., Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery.
For more: smtd.umich.edu/porgy

Monday, Feb. 19

FRAME: A salon series on visual art, performance, and identity, 7-8:30 p.m., Atrium, 202 S. Thayer St.
For more: ums.org

Monday, March 19

FRAME: A salon series on visual art, performance, and identity, 7-8:30 p.m., Atrium, 202 S. Thayer St.
For more: ums.org