The University Record, January 7, 1997

Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium:
Campaign for A Unified Community of Justice


Dear Colleagues and Friends,


The selected theme for this year's Symposium, "Campaign for a Unified Community of Justice," challenges us to clearly and publicly articulate the critical value of our multicultural perspectives in the academy. Meeting this challenge is especially important today because, in recent years, a vocal few have captured the attention of the American media by casting aspersions on the importance of diversity in higher education. Historian Lawrence Levine concludes his new book, The Opening of the American Mind, by saying, "An understanding of our past, our complexity, our diversity, and our cultural distinctiveness can free us to face our problems and embrace the possibilities our history, our development, our culture have given us." The MLK Symposium gives us a special opportunity to consider all of these issues and to contemplate how Michigan can become the model multicultural university of the 21st century, where group and individual differences are honored, common humanity celebrated, and justice is assured for all.

I wish to thank the members of MLK Symposium Planning Committee, our invited guest speakers and artists, and the many individuals involved in the program planning within campus units. Their commitment and hard work has made this celebration possible for the entire University community.


Lester P. Monts
Vice Provost for Academic and Multicultural Affairs
Professor of Music



1997 MLK Symposium Events

The following events are coordinated by the 1997 MLK Symposium Planning Committee, and are sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic and Multicultural Initiatives, the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives, and the 1997 MLK Symposium Planning Committee, unless otherwise stated. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated.


Symposium Opening Performance: CeCe Winans

Date: Jan. 19

Time: 8 p.m.

Place: Power Center

CeCe Winans, one of contemporary music's most acclaimed vocalists, keeps popping up in unexpected places. She has performed on The Tonight Show, counted with Big Bird on Sesame Street, guest starred on Fox's sitcom Martin, and appeared in television commercials. As one-half of the award winning duo, BeBe & CeCe, she has garnered acceptance in R&B and Christian music circles alike.


1997 MLK Memorial Lecture

Keynote Speaker: Mary Frances Berry, chair, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Date: Jan. 20

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Place: Hill Auditorium

Civil rights advocate Mary Frances Berry has served as the chairperson of the United States Commission on Civil Rights since 1980 and is the Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought at the University of Pennsylvania. She served as U.S. Assistant Secretary for Education in the Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) from 1977 to 1980.


Community Service Project: Acting on the Dream

Date: Jan. 20

Time: 1- 7 p.m. (time will vary with activity)

Place: Kick-off at Angell Hall Auditorium A and then departure for various community organizations in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti and Detroit areas.

Sponsors: Project SERVE, Black Volunteer Network, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, College of Engineering, School of Public Health, and the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives.

Contact: 936-2437 or 936-1055

This year's program will be even larger than those of previous years, including opportunities with local and Detroit-area community agencies. Students, faculty, and staff are eligible to participate. Transportation and dinner are provided. Participants receive a free T-shirt and are invited to a reflection dinner and slide show to be held the week following "Acting on the Dream."


Symposium Panel

Affirmative Action in the Academy: Safeguarding the Gains Made

Date: Jan. 20

Time: 3:15-5:15 p.m.

Place: Room 100, Hutchins Hall, Law School

Sponsors: Faculty Senate, Michigan Student Assembly, MLK Symposium Planning Committee

Panelists: Dennis Hayashi, director, Office for Civil Rights, U. S. Dept. of Health and Human Services; Theodore M. Shaw, professor of law, others TBA.

Moderators: Fiona Rose, president, Michigan Student Assembly; Tom Dunn, professor of chemistry, chair of SACUA


Symposium Panel: Activism in Backlash Times

Date: Jan. 21

Time: 3-5 p.m.

Place: Angell Hall Auditorium B

Sponsors: Student Activities and Leadership, MLK Symposium Planning Committee

Panelists: Amiri Baraka; Joanne Watson, executive director, Detroit chapter NAACP; Valerie Yoshimura, president, Japanese American Citizens' League; others TBA


Symposium Panel: Peaceful Resolution of Conflict in the Global Village

Date: Jan. 23

Time: 4- 6 p.m.

Place: Angell Hall Auditorium A

Panelists: Jose Alvarez, professor of law; Randall Robinson, others TBA


MLK Unity March

Date: Jan. 20

Time: Noon

Sponsor: Black Student Union

Contact: 747-1067

Participants will assemble at the corner of South University and Forest Ave. at 11:30 a.m., march to the Diag, and assemble there to listen to speakers.


Symposium Lecture

Speaker: Dennis Banks

Date: Jan. 28

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Place: Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre

Banks---Native American leader, teacher, lecturer, activist and author---co-founded the American Indian Movement (AIM) to protect the traditional ways of Indian people and protect treaty rights of Native Americans.


Symposium Lecture

Speaker: Manning Marable

Date: Jan. 22

Time: 3 p.m.

Place: Mendelssohn Theatre

Manning Marable is a professor of history and director of the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University in New York City. Since 1976, Marable has written a political and public affairs commentary series, Along the Color Line, which is published in more than 280 newspapers and journals in the United States and abroad.


Symposium Closing Performance: Sounds of Blackness

with special guests, the University of Michigan Gospel Chorale

Date: Jan. 20

Time: 8 p.m.

Place: Hill Auditorium

Contact: University Musical Society box office, 764-2538

Sponsors: University Musical Society, the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic and Multicultural Affairs, and First of America Bank

Access: $12-$26

Sounds of Blackness, which has performed with Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson and Luther Vandross, offers a journey through the history of Black music, performing Negro spirituals, gospel songs, jazz,
rhythm and blues, urban contemporary and rap music.



All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated.


January 14

Panel: The Legacy of Black Representation and Academic Justice for All Minorities in Psychology

Time: 10 a.m.

Place: 4448 Colloquium Room, East Hall

Sponsor: Black Student Psychological Association

Contact: Melanie Talley (, 764-6332

Features alumni of color: Kathleen Berlew, Ruby Beale and Cleopatra Caldwell.


January 15


Time: 8 p.m.

Place: Eaton House Piano Lounge, Baits Residence Halls

Sponsors: Baits Houses Residence Halls

Contact: Martha Kirpes (, 764-3162

Participants diagram conceptions of community, share ideas of what justice means and formulate ways to act in the community.


January 16


Time: 8-9 p.m.

Place: Rackham Amphitheatre

Sponsors: University Health Service, UHS Multicultural Awareness Committee

Speakers: Tony Denton, associate hospitals administrator, and Carnelle Dowell, Tennessee State University.

Contact: Gwen Chivers, 763-3422 or Tamaria Conner, 763-3565


January 17

Lecture: Social Determinance of Medical Care

Time: Noon-1 p.m.

Place: Ford Auditorium, University Hospital

Sponsors Dept. of Internal Medicine, U-M Medical School

Contact: Diane McFarland (, 763-0992

Speaker: Franklyn G. Prendergast, director, Mayo Cancer Center.


Motivational Speakers

Time: 4-5 p.m.

Place: Oliphant-Marshall Auditorium, Kellogg Eye Center

Sponsors: Dept. of Ophthalmology, Visions of Diversity Team

Contact: Jennifer Ziehm-Scott 647-3199

Features Mark "Doc" Andrews of WOMC Radio.


January 19

Film: Bless Their Little Hearts

Dates: Jan. 19-20

Time: 4 p.m.

Place: Michigan Theater

Sponsor: Program in Film and Video Studies

Contact: N. Frank Ukadike (, 747-3363

Director Billy Woodberry brings the restraint of the blues to the story of Charlie Banks and his family as they weather the ordeal of his joblessness.



Time: 4 p.m.

Place: North Campus, Macintosh Theatre, School of Music (Moore Building)

Sponsor: School of Music, Black Arts Council

Contact: Ellwood Derr (, 764-5573

Live performance by Ellwood Derr and other musicians of selected works of Joseph Boulogne Chevalier de St.
George, Black violinist, composer and athlete in 18th century Paris.


The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. HolidaY


January 20

Performance: Reading from Prism III, Women and Domestic Violence

Time: 8 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

Place: 1100 Angell Hall, Conference Room

Sponsors: English Composition Board

Contact: Renee Moreno (, 647-4523 or Jean Leverich

Speaker: Valerie Sweeny Prince, doctoral candidate, English


Community Service Projects: University of Michigan-Dearborn

Live the Dream: Volunteer and Make the Difference

Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Place: Various Detroit-area locations

Sponsor: University of Michigan-Dearborn

Contact: Randy Frank, 313-593-5555



Time: 11:30 a.m.

Place: 6050 Institute for Social Research

Sponsor: Institute for Social Research

Contact: James S. Jackson or Dale C. Jerome (, 763-2491

Speakers: Edward M. Gramlich, dean and professor of public policy; Michael T. Nettles, professor of education; Hanes Walton, professor of political science and faculty associate, Center for Political Studies; and Sheldon H. Danziger, professor of social work and public policy.

Ethnic buffet followed by a panel discussion.


Exhibit: The Means to an End . . . A Shadow Drama in Five Acts

Time: Noon

Place: Museum of Art

Sponsor: Museum of Art

Contact: Whitley Hill ( 764-0395


Lecture: African-Americans, Jews, and Arabs: Conflicts, Coalitions, and Future Prospects

Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Place: Commons, 144 Lane Hall

Sponsors Near Eastern Studies, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies

Contact: Nancy Boatner (, 764-0314

Speaker: Ahman Abdurrahman, graduate student in African and African- American Studies.


Live Radio Broadcast

Time: 1-2 p.m.

Sponsor: WUOM Michigan Radio, 91.7 FM

Contact: Harriet Teller (, 764-9210

Live broadcast by Bob Whitman, Michigan Radio News Director and host of the call-in program, "A State Divided: De Facto Segregation in Michigan."



Presentation: It's the Dawn of a New Day

Time: 1-3 p.m.

Place: Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union

Sponsor: Women of Color Task Force

Contact: Alfreda Onimo ( 747.0932

Speakers: Edith Lewis, professor of social work and women's studies; and Lorraine Gutierrez, professor of social work and of psychology.



Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Place: Pendleton Room, Michigan Union

Sponsor: Center for Research on Learning and Teaching

Contact: Shari Saunders (, 764-2588

Participants will have an opportunity to hear and discuss anecdotes and incidents that focus on various aspects of diversity in the teaching/learning experience.



Time: 1:30 p.m.

Place: Hale Auditorium, Assembly Hall

Sponsor: University of Michigan Business School

Contact: Doris Sanford and Kathy Heutschel, 936-3515

Speaker: Julian Bond, civil rights activist and host of "America's Black Forum," scholar-in-residence at American University, Washington, D.C., and faculty member, University of Virginia


Lecture: Race and Academia: A Dilemma for the New Millennium

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Place: Anderson Room, Michigan Union

Sponsor: Dept. of Sociology

Contact: Max Heirich (, 763-1187

Speaker: Aldon Morris, chair of the Dept. of Sociology, Northwestern University



Time: 1:30 p.m.

Place: Clements Library

Sponsors: Center for Afroamerican & African Studies, Dept. of History, Clements Library

Contact: Evans Young (, 764-5513

Speaker: Elsa Barkley Brown, Center for Afroamerican & African Studies



Time: 2-3:30 p.m.

Place: Michigan Union Ballroom

Sponsors: School of Information, University Library, Information Technology


Contacts: Julie Herrada (, 764-9377 or Margaret Taylor, (, 747-3593

Speaker: Farai Chideya, a CNN political analyst, journalist, author.



Time: 2-4 p.m.

Place: Schorling Auditorium, School of Education

Sponsor: School of Education

Contact: Karen Wixson (, 764-9470

School of Education students' experiences with diversity in the context of ongoing projects and activities.



Time: 2-3:30 p.m.

Place: 3050 Frieze Bldg.

Sponsor: English Language Institute

Contact: John Swales (, 764-2418

Moderator: John Swales, professor of linguistics and director, English Language Institute

Is the spread of academic English a threat to national academic cultures? An international graduate student panel discussion.


Presentation Open Forum: A Multicultural Update

Time: 2-4 p.m.

Place: Kellogg Auditorium, School of Dentistry

Sponsor: School of Dentistry

Contact: Cara Voss (, 763-3311


Lecture and Discussion

Religious Community/ Secular Community: African-American Religion and the University

Time: 2 p.m.

Place: 1300 Chemistry Bldg.

Sponsor: Program on Studies in Religion

Contact: Leslie Dorfman (, 764-4475

Speaker: Daryl Ward, clergyman, lawyer and head of the Urban Outreach Foundation in Dayton, Ohio.



Time: 2 p.m.

Place: Alumni Center Founders Room

Sponsor: Alumni Association

Contact: Michelle Henry (, 763-2452

Two students read winning essays defending a position for or against the statement, "Affirmative action has outlived its usefulness and should be brought to an end."



Building Communities Through Teamwork: Student-Staff-Faculty Forum & Reception

Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Place: 1320 Beal, FXB Bldg., Boeing Auditorium

Sponsor: College of Engineering

Contact: Lisa Payton (, 647-7151


Performance: Diversity in Music

Time: 3 p.m.

Place: Rackham Auditorium

Sponsors: School of Music, African American Music Council, Black Arts Council

Contact: Willis Patterson (, 764-0586


Poetry Reading

Odu: A Gathering of Poets Honoring the Legacy, Seeking the Dream

Time: 3 p.m.

Place: Hayden Lounge, Room 111, West Hall

Sponsors: Center for Afroamerican & African Studies, CAAS Collective

Contact: Evans Young (, 764-5513


Film and Lecture: The Incident at Oglala

Time: 3- 6 p.m.

Place: East Conference Room, Rackham Bldg.

Sponsor: Native American Student Association

Contact: Shannon Martin (, 763-9044

Speaker: Kevin Camp of the Leonard Peltier Support Group.



The Reverend Clifton Davis --- Dramatic Presentations and Songs

Time: 3:30-5p.m.

Place: Power Center

Sponsor: Business and Finance Diversity Committee

Contact: George Elliott (, 763-4042


Conversation Hour: The Psychology of Racial and Ethnic Identity

Time: 3-4 p.m.

Place: Psychological Clinic Conference Room, East Hall

Sponsor: Psychological Clinic

Contact: Kim Leary (, 764-3471


Dialogue Diversity and the Disciplines: A Research Agenda

Time: 3-5 p.m.

Place: Rackham Bldg., West Conference Room, 4th Floor

Sponsors: Office of the Vice President for Research and Rackham School of q Graduate Studies

Contact: Lee Katterman (, 763-6048


Dialogue: Building Just Communities Through Dialogue

Time: 4-7 p.m.

Place: 2nd Floor, Michigan League

Sponsors: Program on Intergroup Relations Conflict and Community, Office of the

Vice Provost for Academic and Multicultural Affairs

Contact: Teresa Graham Brett (, 764-7420 or Allison Hoff, 936-1875


Lecture: Superstrings: Why Einstein Would Love Spaghetti in Fundamental Physics

Time: 4-5 p.m.

Place: 170 Dennison

Sponsor: Physics Dept.

Contact: Katie Freese, 764-4334 or Elaine Moore (, 936-0657

Speaker: James Gates, professor of physics, University of Maryland.


Panel: Are We Campaigning for a Unified Community of Justice?

Time: 4-5:30 p.m.

Place: Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union

Sponsors: Michigan Union Program Board, Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs

Contact: John Mountz (, 763-3202

Community and student leaders discuss Dr. King's vision of community.



Time: 4-5:30 p.m.

Place: Room 9, International Center

Sponsors: International Center, Office of International Programs

Contact: Bill Nolting (, 647-2299

Features Rosetta Mitchell, International Center Peer Advisor, and others reporting about the challenges and rewards of going abroad.


Exhibit-Reception: My Sister, My Brother

Time: 5:30-7 p.m.

Place: Michigan Union Art Lounge

Sponsors: Michigan Union Program Board, Caribbean Students Association

Contact: John Mountz (, 763-3202

Artist's reception for exhibition of art and photography depicting the successes and struggles of African Americans.


Film & Discussion: Struggle and Success: African American Experience in Japan

Time: 6-8:30 p.m.

Place: 108 Lane Hall

Sponsor: Japan Student Association

Contact: Minako Mochida (

Created by an African American who lived in Japan, the film documents his fellow countrymen who found a niche in Japan.


Tuesday, January 21

Dialogue: Apathy Toward Activism: A Form of Moral and Political Suicide

Time: Noon-1:30 p.m.

Location: 1st Floor, Alumni Center

Sponsors: The schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Social Work, College of Pharmacy, University Hospitals and the Vice Provost for Health Affairs

Contact: Joyce Mitchell (Medical School), 764.8185

Features Martin Luther King III, Former Fulton County, Georgia, Commissioner and Founder of Leadership 2000, Inc.


Presentation: Leadership Expectations of Minority Physicians: A Conundrum

Time: Noon-1 p.m.

Place: Ford Amphitheater, University Hospital

Sponsor: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Contact: James A. Leonard (, 936-7190

Presenter: Barbara Ross-Lee, dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ohio University.



Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Place: 1910 Taubman Center

Sponsor: Dermatology

Contact: Amy Sharon-Erjavac (, 936-4078

Speaker: Michael Bigby, of Beth Israel Hospital, Boston and faculty member at Harvard Medical School.



Diversity: We're on the Right Road, but Are We Going the Wrong Way?

Time: Noon-2 p.m.

Place: Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union

Sponsor: Diversity Consortium

Contact: Deborah Orlowski (, 763-04042

Panelists: Cherlyn Quiney, School of Dentistry; Jim Toy, Affirmative Action Office; Marita Inglehart, School of Dentistry; and Nathaniel Norman, Plant Building Services.


Film-Discussion: Celluloid Images of Asian and Asian American Women

Time: 4-6 p.m.

Place: Commons Room, Lane Hall

Sponsors: Dept. of Asian Languages and Cultures, Center for Chinese Studies

Contact: Shuen-fu Lin (, 764-8286


Lecture and Reception

The Quest for Equality and Justice: Looking Back and Moving Forward

Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Place: Rackham Auditorium

Sponsors: The schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Social Work; College of Pharmacy, University Hospitals and the Vice Provost for Health Affairs

Contacts: Joyce Mitchell (Medical School), 764-8185

Speaker: Martin Luther King III. A Q & A period and reception will follow.


January 22


Time: 9-10 a.m.

Place: East Ann Arbor Health Center

Sponsor: Family Practice, Medical School

Contact: Thomas L. Schwenk (, 668-7128

Speaker: Jerry Wilborn, pulmonologist, will address the problem of morbidity and mortality from asthma in minority patients, particularly African Americans.



Time: 10:30 a.m.-Noon

Place: Maternal Child Health Center Auditorium

Sponsors: Dept. of Psychiatry, Dept. of Psychology

Contact: Margaret Ball (, 764-9527

Speaker: Anderson J. Franklin, professor and psychotherapist in private practice working with African American males in individual, group, marital, and family therapy.


Panel: Careers in Social Change

Time: 4:10-5 p.m.

Place: Career Planning and Placement Program Room, 3rd Floor, Student

Activities Bldg.

Sponsor: Career Planning and Placement

Contact: Debbie Taylor (, 764-7460


Lecture and Reception

Unchartered Paths: Bridging the Gap Between Health Care Providers and Communities of Color

Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Location: Room A201, Ford Amphitheater, Main Hospital

Sponsors: The schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Social Work; College of Pharmacy; University Hospitals; and the Vice Provost for Health Affairs

Contact: Joyce Mitchell (Medical School) 764.8185

Speaker: Alexa I. Canady, Chief of Neurosurgery, Childrens Hospital of Michigan and Vice Chair of Neurosurgery at Wayne StateUniversity.



Time: 7 p.m.

Place: Modern Languages Building, Lecture Room 1

Sponsor: Phi Sigma Pi

Contact: Melissa Borgquist (, 810-788-5290

Speaker: C. Loring Brace, professor of anthropology, who will address the lack of biological justification for the concept of "race."


Dialogue: The Future of Multicultural Councils in the Residence Halls

Time: 7-9 p.m.

Place: Wedge Room, West Quadrangle

Sponsor: Residence Halls Association

Contact: Aisha Jones (, 763-3497


Panel: Panel of Interracial Couples

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Place: Pond Room, Michigan Union

Sponsor: Baha'i Club

Contact: Mark Panahi (, 668-1239


Film: Spike Lee's Get On the Bus

Time: 8 p.m.

Place: The Michigan Theater

Sponsor: Interfraternity Council

Contact: Jeff Kosiorek (, 327-0627


January 23

Lecture: Diversity in Human Atherosclerosis

Time: 8-9a.m.

Place: F2305 Maternal Child Health Center Auditorium

Sponsor: Obstetrics and Gynecology Dept.

Contact: Jane Juckno (, 764-8123

Speaker: David Gordon, assistant dean for Faculty Affairs, University Medical School.



Proactive vs. Reactive: Our Role in Influencing Our Health and Our Care

Time: Noon-1:30 p.m.

Place: 1st Floor, Alumni Center

Sponsors: The schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Social Work, College of Pharmacy, University Hospitals and the Vice Provost for Health Affairs

Contact: Joyce Mitchell (Medical School), 764-8185

Speaker: Antonia Coello Novello, former Surgeon General and UNICEF representa tive


Lecture and Reception

Breaking Down Barriers: The Struggle between the Business and the Science of Health Care

Time: 5-6:30 p.m.

Place: Auditorium, Thomas Francis, Jr. Bldg. (School of Public Health II)

Sponsors: The schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Social Work, College of Pharmacy, University Hospitals and the Vice Provost for Health Affairs

Contacts: Joyce Mitchell (Medical School), 764-8185

Speaker: Antonia Coello Novello, former Surgeon General and UNICEF special representative.


Film: Looking for Langston

Time: 7 p.m.

Place: LGBPO Lounge, 3116 Michigan Union

Sponsor: Lesbian Gay Bisexual Programs Office

Contact: Ken Blochowski (, 936-1384

A tribute to poet Langston Hughes.



From Malcolm to Mumia: Political Repression Then and Now

Time: 7 p.m.

Place: Wolverine Room, Michigan Union

Sponsor: Free Mumia Coalition/Anti-Racist Action

Contact: Paul Lefrak (, 995-8958


January 24


Time: Noon-2 p.m.

Place: 1610 Industrial and Operations Engineering Bldg.

Sponsors: Industrial and Operations Engineering, Alpha Pi Mu, IIE, VIBES

Contact: YiLi Liu ( or Tava Olsen, 936-0158



Learning from the Past: Reflections on Racism and Discrimination in Higher Education and Corporate America

Time: 2 p.m.

Place: Room B1270, Business School

Sponsor: National Association of Black Accountants

Contact: Marcus Harris (, 764-3055

Speakers: Alfred Edwards, professor emeritus of business, and others


Lecture: Afro-Cuban Culture

Time: 7 p.m.

Place: Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union

Sponsor: Cuban American Student Association

Contact: Jessica Y. Hernandez (, 327-0718


January 27

Multi-Media Presentation

African American Language and Culture: Roots and Branches

Time: 3 p.m.

Place: Rackham Bldg. Assembly Hall

Sponsor: Program in Linguistics

Contact: Carol Aldrich ( or Marilyn Shatz (, 763-0442

Features John Rickford, professor of linguistics, Stanford University.


Reception and Awards Announcement

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Place: 300 N. Ingalls, Room 1000

Sponsor: Center for Human Growth and Development

Contact: Kate Restrick ( 764.2443


Panel: Mixed Messages

Time: 9-10 p.m.

Place: Ambatana Lounge, South Quad

Sponsor: The Mixed Initiative

Contact: Alison Fornes (, 994-0794

Discussion of a controversial new U.S. Census category regarding racially mixed persons.


January 28


Time: 7:30 p.m.

Place: Room D, Michigan League

Sponsor: Amnesty International

Contact: Lisa Wilson (, 213-1381

Discussion of the death penalty. Points of view include those of murder victims' family members and Amnesty experts.


February 6

Live Radio Broadcast: "Talk of the Nation"

Time: 2-4 p.m.

Sponsor: WUOM Michigan Radio, 91.7 FM

Contact: Harriet Teller (, 764-9210

Live national broadcast with Ray Suarez, host of National Public Radio's nationwide call-in news program, focusing on issues of race relations in the U.S.



Ongoing MLK Events

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated.


Art Exhibit

Date: Jan. 12-25

Time: 4-7 p.m.

Place: Pierpont Commons Atrium Gallery

Sponsors: Pierpont Commons Arts & Programs, Family Housing

Contact: Helen Welford (, 764-7544

Features work by children at Family Housing.


Exhibit: "My Sister, My Brother"

Date: Jan. 13-31

Time: Michigan Union Building hours

Place: Michigan Union Art Lounge

Sponsors: Michigan Union Program Board, Caribbean Students Association

Contact: John Mountz (, 763-3202

Art and photography depicting the successes and struggles of African Americans.


Poster Display

Date: Jan. 20-31

Time: TBA

Place: F1222A Maternal Child Health Center

Sponsor: Michigan Congenital Heart Center

Contact: Laura Sherman (, 936-9218


Poster Competition: Collaborative Student Society Poster Session

Date: Jan. 20-24

Time: 8-5 p.m.

Place: North Campus, Media Union Connector

Sponsor: College of Engineering, Music, Art, Architecture & Urban Planning Council

Contact: Andrea Whittico, 647-7123

Student societies unite to create a finished puzzle linking four themes which highlight Dr. King's vision: community service, academic enrichment, cultural awareness and professional development.


Multi-Media Exhibit: Inter-Community Multi-Media Extravaganza

Date: Jan. 20-24

Time: 8-5 p.m.

Place: North Campus, Media Union Gallery

Sponsor: North Campus, College of Engineering, Music, Art

Contact: Andrea Whittico, 647-7123

Students, faculty, staff from the North Campus schools and colleges unite to create a multimedia exhibit in the spirit of Dr. King.


Film Series

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Place: 1013 Herbert H. Dow Bldg.

Sponsor: U-M Engineering Council

Contact: Lisa Payton (, 647-7151

Jan. 21 A Dry White Season

Jan. 28 A Family Thing

Feb. 4 Double Happiness

Feb. 11 La Cage aux Folles

Feb. 18 Mi Vida Loca

Feb. 25 Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored

Free films & pizza. Each film is followed by discussion.


Diversity Days: A Celebration of Similarities

Date: Feb. 10-14

Time: 2-4 p.m.

Sponsor: Diversity Days

Contact: Jennifer Darmanin (, 332-4693 or

Through this celebration of similarities known as Diversity Days, students at the University will demolish the barriers which block our ultimate goal of unity. This week marks a campuswide attempt to realize the dream which Dr. King fought so hard to obtain. Each day focuses on particular areas of interest.

Feb. 10: Religious Studies

Features ethnic food festival, 6 p.m., Power Center Lobby, and speaker Ralph Williams, professor of religion, at 7 p.m., Power Center. Student religious organization information tables, theatrical performances by ResRep & Talk to Us at 8:30 p.m., Power Center.


Feb. 11: Gender Issues

Features speaker Susan Peterman, radiologist at Emory University, Q & A period, and gender-related information tables and film.

Feb. 12: Sexual Orientation

Features a panel and discussion, information tables and film addressing sexual orientation.

Feb. 13: Our America: Race, Ethnicity, and Multiculturalism

Features a music and dance performance at 7 p.m., Power Center; keynote speaker and race, ethnicity and international information tables.

Feb. 14: Share your Pride Day

Features a dance, Ethnic/Time Period Dress Day and a World Music Dance at 8 p.m., Michigan Union U-Club.


Events To Be Announced


Concert; Charlie King in Concert: Opening by Elise Bryant

Date: Jan. 17

Time: 8 p.m.

Place: TBA

Sponsor: Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice

Contact: Martha Kransdorf, 663-1870

Music with emphasis on people's dreams and struggles for a better world.



Environmental Justice in the International Community:

Shell Oil and the Ogoni People of Nigeria

Date: Jan. 18

Time: 8 p.m.

Place: TBA

Sponsors: Environmental Justice Group, Native American Student Association,

La Salud, Black Volunteer Network, U-M Chapter Amnesty International, Michigan Biodiversity Project

Contact: Jeffrey Firestone (, 764-4762

Speaker: Owens Wiwa


Film and Discussion: Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored

Date: Jan. 19

Time: 6 p.m.

Place: TBA

Sponsor: NAACP, U-M chapter

Contact: Christina McPhail (, 764-2631



Linking Philosophy to Practice: The Educational Projects of the Black Panther Party as an Illustration of Dr. King's Educational Philosophy

Date: Jan. 20

Time: TBA

Place: TBA

Sponsor: National Alliance of Black School Educators, School of Education, Black Student Union

Contact: Jilo Williams (, 747-2441

Speaker: Angela Brown, doctoral candidate, Stanford University.


Dialogue-Film: A Class Divided

Date: Jan. 20

Time: 3-5 p.m.

Place: TBA

Sponsors: Philosophy Dept.

Contact: Sally Haslanger (, 764-6285

Film by Jane Elliott raises questions about the impact of racism and racial stigmas on individuals. Followed by a facilitated discussion.



Communities United for Environmental Justice: Race and the Environment

Date: Jan. 21

Time: 4- 6 p.m.

Place: TBA

Sponsor: Environmental Justice Group, Native American Student Association, La Salud, Black Volunteer Network, U-M Chapter Amnesty International, Michigan Biodiversity Project

Contact: Jeffrey Firestone (, 764-4762

Panelists: Grace Boggs, Asian-American community activist; Bunyan Bryant, professor of natural resources; Torri Estrada, School of Natural Resources and Environment.


Presentation-Lecture: Community-Based Research Across the Disciplines

Date: Jan. 22

Time: 6:30-8 p.m.

Place: TBA

Sponsor: Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program

Contact: Darren Hubbard (, 763-4830