Monday, January 18, 2021

2021 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium

9:00 AM to 9:00 PM


Be involved in one of the largest University celebrations honoring the life and work of Dr. King.

Attend, sponsor or coordinate: lectures, exhibitions, workshops and community service projects, throughout campus from January through March. Learn and share new perspectives with other students, faculty and staff from all fields and the surrounding campus community.



Since 1986, the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives has coordinated the University of Michigan’s annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium — one of the largest celebrations of the life and legacy of MLK sponsored by colleges and universities in the nation.

Throughout the entire month of January, the MLK Symposium provides the community with over 40 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.

We encourage you to join the MLK Symposium Planning Committee, where your ideas and input will help create the annual symposium theme, aid in the selection of the invited speaker for the Keynote Memorial Lecture and develop initiatives to help expand the reach of the symposium.

You and/or your student group may also develop and implement activities and events fundamental to the overall mission of the symposium. Be sure to submit your events to the website for inclusion in the commemorative booklet

MLK Symposium Website