Plan your event for annual U-M MLK Symposium

October 17, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Every January and February, the university hosts its annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium — a collection of more than 60 events across campus.

The theme for the 2018 symposium is “The Fierce Urgency of Now.” This theme calls on members of the U-M community to claim ownership of current challenges and not leave them for future generations to address.

“Amidst technological advancements and increased global connections, much work still needs to be done to heal the wounds of the past and resolve the injustices of our present,” said Robert M. Sellers, vice provost for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer at U-M. “‘The Fierce Urgency of Now’ compels us to not only act, but to also acknowledge that the absence of action and the continuation of silence serves to bring us deeper into the shadows of division.”

The keynote memorial lecture for the symposium will take place on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at 10 a.m. in Hill Auditorium. The lecture is coordinated by the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives under the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

If your department is planning on hosting an event during the symposium, please click here to post your information. In order for your event to be posted both on the website and in the U-M MLK Symposium Commemorative Booklet, please submit your event information via the website by 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 10. Any event information that is submitted after Nov. 10 will be posted on the website but not in the booklet.

Contact or call 734-936-1055 if you have additional questions.