Schedule of Events - MLK Celebration 2022

Friday, January 14, 2022

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Kickoff
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    Members of the University community will perform pieces reflecting on this year’s theme, “Rising Together for Justice.” Members of the EMU Forensics team Cedrick Charles, Louise Engohang, Ann Dominique Cruz, along with Dr. Doris Fields will be speaking. 

Sunday, January 16, 2022

  • MLK Academic Programs Conference Day 1 (View Full Day 1 Schedule)
    Virtual- Registration Required
    2-5:00 p.m.
    Selected academic programs will be offered that support the MLK Celebration theme,“Rising Together for Justice.” These academic sessions explore, analyze, or inform our understanding of Dr. King’s legacy. Sessions will be live on the Zoom platform and require advanced registration. 
  • CloseUp Theatre Troupe Performance & Discussion
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    CloseUp will speak up and speak out about injustices in our society and how we rise together for justice. CloseUp will create a space for the audience members to think, feel, question, and hopefully take action. Limited number of in-person seats will be available. 

Monday, January 17, 2022

  • MLK Academic Programs Conference Day 2 (View Full Day 2 Schedule)
    Virtual- Registration Required
    9-11:00 a.m.
    Selected academic programs will be offered that support the MLK Celebration theme,“Rising Together for Justice.” These academic sessions explore, analyze, or inform our understanding of Dr. King’s legacy. Sessions will be live on the Zoom platform and require advanced registration. 
  • MLK President’s Luncheon
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    To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, a Crowdfunding Campaign will be held in place of the 36th Annual MLK President’s Luncheon. The goal of the campaign is to raise funds one would typically use to purchase a luncheon ticket. All donations will be utilized to purchase gift certificates from local Ypsilanti Black owned businesses. Gift certificates will be made available for patrons of the SWOOPS Food Pantry. Click on the donation link to make your contribution. 
  • MLK Keynote Speaker
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    12:30-2:00 p.m.
    Justin Hansford, Howard University School of Law Professor of Law and Executive Director of the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center, will serve as our 2022 MLK Keynote Speaker.