MLK Symposium

  1. January 15, 2024

    MLK speaker urges courage, love to oppose hate, racism

    MLK Symposium keynote lecturer Michelle Alexander told her Hill Auditorium audience that a new year of challenges and threats points to a paramount need for individuals to speak and act against hate.

  2. January 15, 2024

    MLK Symposium gets underway with keynote lecture, ceremony

    U-M’s annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium kicks off with memorial keynote lecturer Michelle Alexander at 10 a.m. Jan. 15 at Hill Auditorium.

  3. December 4, 2023

    U-M announces 2024 MLK Symposium theme, speaker

    The university community is invited to explore “Transforming the Jangling Discords of Our Nation into a Beautiful Symphony” as the theme of its 2024 MLK Symposium in January.

  4. January 16, 2023

    MLK Symposium keynote speakers address ‘renaissance for equity’

    Three distinguished speakers addressed the lasting impact of racism on health care, media and education during U-M’s 2023 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium.

  5. January 9, 2023

    Special section features previews of 2023 MLK Symposium

    The MLK Symposium provides opportunities to participate in lectures, live performances, exhibits, workshops and community service projects sponsored by academic and non-academic units, student and staff organizations and community groups.

  6. January 9, 2023

    Faculty symposium to explore anti-racism research, scholarship

    The Faculty Symposium on Anti-Racism Research & Scholarship at the University Michigan will take place Jan. 30-31 in the Michigan League Ballroom on the Ann Arbor campus.

  7. January 9, 2023

    Discussion to consider the role of #BlackLivesMatter and the arts

    The #BlackLivesMatter Arts in the Performing Arts webinar will take place from 12:30-2 p.m. Feb. 10, presented by the National Center for Institutional Diversity.

  8. January 9, 2023

    Talk will explore ties between racial injustice, genocide prevention

    Alice Wairimu Nderitu, a leading voice in the field of peacebuilding and violence prevention, will speak at 4 p.m. Jan. 25 in Room 1040 of the LSA Building.

  9. January 9, 2023

    Journalist Jelani Cobb to discuss ‘The Half-Life of Freedom’

    The Wallace House will host a conversation with journalist and scholar Jelani Cobb as part of the continuing series “Democracy in Crisis: Views from the Press” and the 2023 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Symposium.

  10. January 9, 2023

    Educator, writer to address effects of racism on health

    Educator and writer Linda Villarosa will speak at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 17 in the Annenberg Auditorium on “Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation.”