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Each year, the U-M MLK Symposium hosts a number of events surrounding the Martin Luther King holiday. The day off classes, as well as the symposium, were both born out of student activism in the early 1990s. Here are some of the events that have caught my eye to be held on Monday the 19th:

“MLK Memorial Lecture: Lani Guinier, Harvard Law Professor
10:00:00 AM
Location: Hill Auditorium
Free Event

The 17th Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Lecture, held on Monday, January 19, at 10:00 AM in Hill Auditorium, will be given by Professor Lani Guinier of Harvard Law School. Professor Guinier, the first African American woman to be appointed to a tenured professorship at Harvard Law School, will discuss the interplay between legal and political solutions to social justice challenges, with special attention to the relationship between then director counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (later Supreme Court Justice) Thurgood Marshall and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor Guinier will also discuss the role that education plays in our democracy and the way in which the recent Supreme Court decisions in the Michigan affirmative action cases continue conversation between lawyers, public policy officials and grassroots activists.

Lunch with Honors
12:10:00 PM
Location: Mason Hall
Room Name/Number: 1330
Free Event

Lunch with Honors will feature Lyn Rivers, former U.S. Representative for Ann Arbor, who was also President of the Ann Arbor School Board during a period when the Board was struggling with segregation issues in the Ann Arbor schools

MLK Memorial Update with James Chaffers
2:00:00 PM
Location: Haven Hall
Room Name/Number: 4701
Free Event

James Chaffers, (CAAS/Architecture and Design), the first Ph.D. in Architecture and a member of the MLK Memorial Selection Committee, will deliver and update on the National Memorial for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to be constructed in the mall on Washington, D.C. “

> Many more events from January 19th

Author: Rob