Martin Luther King Jr. Day Festivities Return to the Detroit Center

by | Dec 13, 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 20 with free admission and parking to all attendees.

A simulcast of the 28th Annual Martin Luther King Day Symposium keynote address, presented by social activist, singer and songwriter, Harry Belafonte, will take place in the Ann Arbor room of the Detroit Center from 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Following the keynote, a complimentary lunch will precede the afternoon panel discussion, “No Justice No Peace: What Stand Your Ground Means For You.”

The panel discussion “No Justice, No Peace” focuses on the social discourse of “Stand Your Ground” laws that have surfaced in the news over the past year. Many people have varying opinions regarding these laws, and yet, many people have very little understanding of how these laws affect them personally.

To help shed light on this topic, the University of Michigan Detroit Center has constructed a panel of individuals that represents law enforcement, civic engagement and the legal world in an effort to show people how these laws impact the average person.

Moderated by former 36th District Judge Wendy Baxter, panelists for this event include:

– Boyd White, former Oakland County Prosecutor
– Todd Perkins, Defense Attorney
– Michael Turner, Wayne County Sheriff, Chief of Staff
– Jose Cuello, Professor, Center for Latin and Latin American Studies, Wayne State University / MCHR Board Member
– Ron Scott, Social Activist

“No Justice, No Peace” will take place in the Ann Arbor Room of the University of Michigan Detroit Center from 1:30 – 3 p.m.

This year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day events at the U-M Detroit Center are co-sponsored by the Michigan Collation for Human Rights.

Although registration is not required, we encourage you to register for this event to help us better serve all of our guests. Registration Link

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