August 13, 2020

MLK Symposium

  1. January 9, 2017

    Activist and poet Eli Clare to talk about ‘bad bodies’

    Writer, activist and teacher Eli Clare will use poetry and storytelling at his Jan. 27 presentation to discuss how some bodies and communities in society are deemed bad and disposable.

  2. January 9, 2017

    ‘The Fannie Lou Hamer Story’ raises awareness of voting rights activist

    “The Fannie Lou Hamer Story,” a one-woman musical starring Mzuri Moyo Aimbaye, will tell the story of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer and how her work helped lead to the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.  

  3. January 9, 2017

    ‘Hidden Figures’ author will discuss black women who helped U.S. win space race

    Margot Lee Shetterly sheds light on the true story of the “human computers” who used math to change their own lives and their country’s future in her book “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race.”

  4. January 9, 2017

    Junot Diaz to give Institute for Social Research lecture

    Renowned author Junot Diaz will deliver the 2017 Institute for Social Research MLK Lecture at noon Jan. 18 in the Rackham Auditorium. He is author of “Drown,” “This is How You Lose Her” and  “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize.

  5. January 9, 2017

    ‘Redefining Identity’ art exhibition to celebrate students’ visions of identity

    “Redefining Identity,” an exhibition celebrating students’ art that challenges society’s definitions of identity and redefines those narratives, runs from Jan. 9-21.

  6. January 9, 2017

    ‘One Drop of Love’ to tell story of race in America

    “One Drop of Love,” a multimedia one-woman show starring Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni, will tell the story of the creation of race in the United States, as well as how it affects relationships.

  7. January 19, 2016

    MLK Symposium speaker Tutu encourages social justice activists

    Social justice activist and educator Nontombi Naomi Tutu says people don’t have to be the next Martin Luther King Jr. to promote the cause — but they can do their share.

  8. January 11, 2016

    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.

  9. January 11, 2016

    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.

  10. January 11, 2016

    ‘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.