Parents and Families


On January 18, your student can be involved in one of the largest University celebrations honoring the life and work of Dr. King. The 2021 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium, “Where Do We Go From Here?”, takes place on Monday, January 18, 2021 from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. (EST).

This year’s symposium features two speakers:

  • Gloria House, poet, essayist, educator and human rights activist
  • Malik Yakini, co-founder and Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN). 

The symposium is sponsored by the University of Michigan Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium; the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives, a unit in the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; and the Stephen M. Ross School of Business with support from the William K. McInally Memorial Lecture Fund.

The 2021 Keynote Memorial Lecture will also be streamed.

In addition to the MLK celebration, your student can participate in lectures, exhibitions, workshops and community service projects throughout campus from January through March. These events are designed to help students learn and share new perspectives with other students, faculty and staff from all fields and the surrounding campus community.

Additionally, there are some key resources you can share with your student for upcoming related events: