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2017 MLK Day Academic Programs

2017 Martin Luther King Day Celebration

Academic Program

Call for Proposals


Eastern Michigan University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Planning Committee invites proposals for academic sessions to be offered as part of the 2017 MLK Day Celebration.


Theme:“Courageous Conversations: Writings on the Wall”


The committee seeks academic sessions that explore, analyze, or inform our understanding of Dr. King’s legacy, and especially how individuals/groups have interpreted and responded to Dr. King’s mission to inspire us to help improve our world through equality, peace, and justice.  Session content may explore the past, present, or future and address various issues, challenges and successes related to the theme and to Dr. King’s life, work, and legacy. 


Session format can be interactive, panel or a presentation of research. Each academic session will run 50 minutes and will take place on Monday, January 16, 2017.  Participants can choose the 9:00-9:50am time slot, the 10:00-10:50am time slot, or both (as a repeating session but NOT as a 2 hour continuous session).  Proposals are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2016 in electronic format.


Please find the application and directions for submission by clicking the following link: Academic Program Submission


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