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2020 Martin Luther King Jr. 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 20, 2020, from 8:30 - 11 a.m. that support the MLK Celebration theme of:

Rise Up Against Injustice

The Academic Programs Sub-committee will consider academic sessions that: explore, analyze, or inform our understanding of Dr. King’s lasting mission of improving the world, rising up against injustice. Session content may explore the past, present, or future and address issues, challenges, and successes related to the 2020 theme.

Sessions of research-focused, practice-based or relevant topics could be presented as a poster session, general session, interactive symposium session, lightning-round session, artistic performance session or other presentation formats.

Please submit your proposal through the following submission form by November 22, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. The following information is required for submission: 60 word abstract, name(s) and contact information for all participants, and the connection to the 2020 theme. All those submitting a proposal will be notified of their proposal submission status by December 13, 2019.

Proposal Submission Form

Important dates reminder:

  • November 22, 2019 at 11:59 p.m (EST) -  Deadline for submission of program proposals.
  • December 13, 2019 -  Deadline for notification by sub-committee to presenters of program submission status.
  • January 20, 2020, 8:30 a.m to 11 a.m - Presentation of academic program sessions.

The MLK Academic Programs Sub-Committee looks forward to receiving and reviewing your program proposals.

Questions can be directed to the Academic Program Chair Julia Heck, jheck3@emich.edu or 734.487.8036.

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