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December 12, 2018

MLK Symposium

January 15, 2018

MLK speaker Hill Harper reminds audience 'we have the power'

Award-winning author, actor and philanthropist Hill Harper stressed the importance of voting in elections, emphasized the collective power of the people and rallied community members to more actively advocate for change during the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium keynote memorial lecture.

January 8, 2018

Carillonist to use music against silence

A historic work of carillon music penned by African-American composer Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson will ring across the University of Michigan campus as part of "Music Against Silence."

January 8, 2018

Emory professor to explore concept of white rage

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.

Beginning at 4 p.m. Jan. 18 in 1010 Weiser Hall, the presentation is free and open to the public.

January 8, 2018

Adewale Troutman to deliver Health Sciences Lecture

Adewale Troutman, a health equity advocate and public health expert, will deliver the Martin Luther King Jr. Health Sciences Lecture, "The Fierce Urgency of Now — Moving Past Indecision to Action in Health Care Equity."

January 8, 2018

James Forman Jr. to discuss incarceration and black leaders

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 as part of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium.

January 7, 2018

Mabel O. Wilson to deliver Taubman lecture

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.

January 8, 2018

No Safety Net talk to examine social justice and theater

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, as part of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium.

January 8, 2018

Trotter Lecture to feature Janet Mock, Amiyah Scott

Note: This article has been changed from its original version to reflect a new location.

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.

November 7, 2017

Author, actor Hill Harper to deliver 2018 MLK Symposium keynote

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 in January.

This year's symposium keynote will take place at 10 a.m. Jan. 15 in Hill Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

October 13, 2017

2018 MLK Symposium to focus on 'The Fierce Urgency of Now'

The theme of the 2018 University of Michigan Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Symposium will be "The Fierce Urgency of Now."

The keynote memorial lecture for the annual symposium will take place at 10 a.m. Jan. 15 in Hill Auditorium. The speaker is actor, author and philanthropist Hill Harper.


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