Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration at the Detroit Center

by | Jan 3, 2013

In commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the University of Michigan Detroit Center will host a series of inspiring and educational events beginning at 10 a.m., Monday, January 21 with free admission and parking to all attendees.

The event kicks off with a simulcast of the 25th Annual Martin Luther King Day Symposium keynote address, live from Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor will take place from 10 – 11:30 a.m. This keynote features Morris Dees, a co-founder and chief trial counsel for the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Founded 1971, the SPLC has dedicated more than 40 years to prosecuting organizations in discrimination cases.

Occurring simultaneously as the keynote simulcast, Matrix Theatre will conduct a MLK puppetry workshop for children. Lunch will be available following the address and children’s activity until 2pm.

Live from the Michigan Union Rogel Ballroom, the U-M Detroit Center will simulcast a lecture featuring Dr. Angela Davis – noted author, lecturer and political activist. Her topic, Impediments to the Dream: The Prison Industrial Complex and the Dream, will be broadcast from 2 – 4 p.m.

In addition to this event, the Detroit Center welcome’s all attendees to explore the Work:Detroit gallery exhibition of Black Detroit 21. To learn more about this Detroit-based exhibition, visit:

Additional questions about these events can be directed to the U-M Detroit Center at / 313-593-3584.