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2018 MLK Day Academic Programs


2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

Academic Programs: Call for Proposals

The MLK Planning Committee invites proposals from faculty, staff, students, and community members for academic sessions to be offered on Monday, January 15, 2018 from 9 - 11 a.m. that support the MLK Celebration theme of:


Live the Legacy: Look Back, Be Present, Move Forward


The Academic Programs Sub-Committee will consider academic sessions that explore, analyze, or inform our understanding of Dr. King's legacy; in particular, how individuals and groups have, or are interpreting and responding to Dr. King's mission to improve the world through equality, peace, and justice. Session content may explore the past, present, or future and address issues, challenges, and successes related to the 2018 theme.

Sessions of research-focused or relevant topics could be presented as a: facilitated conversation, traditional panel, individual presentation, lightening-round style presentation, or other presentation formats. Each selected proposal will be given a 50-minute time slot in the schedule of events on January 15, 2018 at either 9 - 9:50 a.m. or 10 - 10:50 a.m.

Click on link below to open the Call for Proposals application:




All those submitting a proposal will be notified of their proposal submission status by December 8, 2017. Questions can be directed to the Academic Programs Co-Chairs Alexis Braun Marks, abraunma@emich.edu, and Karen Rogers-Collins, krogersc@emich.edu.


Important Dates:

November 10, 2017       Deadline for submission of proposals by 5 p.m.

December 8, 2017          Deadline for notification to presenter of program submission status

January 15, 2018            Presentation of Academic Program sessions   





























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