Reminder: MLK Symposium, Health Sciences Lecture coming Monday

January 17, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

On Monday, Jan. 20, all Michigan Medicine faculty and staff are invited to the 34th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium and MLK Health Sciences Lecture.

Activist, educator and author Angela Davis will deliver the symposium’s keynote memorial lecture at 10 a.m. in Hill Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Davis, 75, is a distinguished professor emerita in the departments of History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She became a nationally recognized activist in the 1960s as a leader of the Communist Party with close relations to the Black Panther Party.

Davis is the author of nine books and has lectured throughout the U.S., as well as in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and South America. In recent years, a persistent theme of her work has been the range of social problems associated with incarceration and the generalized criminalization of those communities that are most affected by poverty and racial discrimination.

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Following her talk, the 30th annual MLK Health Sciences Lecture will be held on the main medical campus.

It will feature Jalonne L. White-Newsome, Ph.D., and it will be held at 1 p.m. in Dow Auditorium inside University Hospital’s Towsley Center.

Her talk, titled “The (Mis)Education of US on Climate and Health,” will focus on the intersection of climate change, health and racial equity. Refreshments will be served both before and after the lecture.

The MLK Health Sciences Committee will provide a charter bus from Hill Auditorium to Towsley Center for all guests who would like to attend the 2020 MLK Health Sciences Lecture and the MLK Symposium. A blue U-M bus marked “CHARTER” will be staged on North University Ave., just outside of Hill Auditorium. The first bus will leave Hill Auditorium at 11:20 a.m. and will circle back around to pick up additional guests as needed. 

For those who cannot attend the MLK Health Sciences Lecture in person, the lecture will also be available via live stream at this link.

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