The University Record, January 18, 1993

Commemorate King Today

Just a reminder—the University commemorates Martin Luther King today through a symposium and number of unit-sponsored events.

Classes have been suspended and supervisors are encouraged to provide release time for staff to attend programs of interest to them.

Opening the symposium at 11 a.m. will be Author Bebe Moore Campbell. Columnist Julianne Malveaux will close the symposium with a 7:30 p.m. address. Dreamkeeper awards will be presented following her talk.

The two sessions will be broadcast live on Barden Cable (Ch. 69) and Columbia Cable (Ch. 10). Staff from the Information Technology Division arranged for the uplink and handled other technical matters related to the broadcasts. Both stations will be taping the presentation for repeat airing in the future.

The annual Unity March will begin at noon at the intersection of East and South University streets, culminating in speeches on the Diag.

During the morning and afternoon there will be a number of panels and workshops sponsored by the Martin Luther King Day Planning Committee and a number of University units.

Program Updates:

—Office of Affirmative Action: MLK Film Fest. In Remembrance of Martin, 9 a.m.; MLK: A Personal Portrait, 10 a.m. Pond Rooms, Michigan Union. No panel discussion.

—Symposium Planning Committee: “Coalition Building in Crown Heights: Reflections on the Past, Building a Vision for the Future,” a discussion focusing on the issues between Blacks and Jews. Additional speaker: David Gad-Harf, executive director, Jewish Community Council of Metropolitan Detroit. 3–5 p.m., Auditorium 4, Modern Languages Building.

—Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program: “Academic Research—Breaking New Ground,” panel discussion. Projects to be highlighted: Minorities and the Environment: Toward a Dialogue of Environmental Equity, African Art in the University of Michigan Museum of Art, The Role of Community-based Organizations and Literacy Practices in African American Adolescents’ Transition to the Workplace, and the Social Well-being of Different Populations of Men in the United States. Panelists are participants in the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program. 4–6 p.m., Tuesday (Jan. 19), Henderson Room, Michigan League.