January 15th 2018
In his speech, The Other America, Martin Luther King Jr. laments that “every city in our country has this kind of dualism, this schizophrenia, split
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Taubman College
Michigan Community Scholars Program Presents: MLK Circle of Unity
On January 15th, 2018 from 3-4 PM at the University of Michigan Diag. Join hundreds of University and community participants for this annual event celebrating the life of Dr. King and his legacy of racial justice, nonviolence, and unity. There will be performances from students, organizations, and community members. All are welcome: students, staff, faculty, families, and children, as the audience is encouraged to participate as we honor Martin Luther King Jr. through song, dance, and spoken word. The Michigan Community Scholars Program and event co-sponsors from across the university hope to celebrate MLK and his legacy with the community at our 12th Annual Circle of Unity. More details can be found in the flyer and press release attached below.
The co-sponsors for the event include: the Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs Office (MESA), Spectrum Center, Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP), Ginsberg Center, University Housing – Diversity and Inclusion, Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR), the LSA Honors Program, Health Science Scholars Program (HSSP), Women in Science and Engineering Residence Program, Michigan Research Community, The Residential College, Comprehensive Studies Program, Global Studies Program, Lloyd Hall Scholars Program, and University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)
Innovative programs for youth and young adults
Free and open to the public. Lunch will be served starting 11:30 a.m.
This event will be live webstreamed. Please check the event page just before the event for viewing details.
About the event:
In celebration of Martin Luther King Day, the Ford School will host a panel discussion of the importance of investments in youth and young adults, with participation from national and university experts. Broderick Johnson, former Obama Administration Cabinet Secretary, will speak of his work mentoring young men of color to help them reach their full potential through the White House’s My Brothers Keeper Task Force. Luke Shaefer, Director of Poverty Solutions, will discuss a summer employment program for marginalized youth launched in summer 2017. Brian Jacob, Co-Director of the Youth Policy Lab, will speak about the Grow Detroit’s Young Talent program which launched in early 2017.
About the speakers:
Broderick Johnson, former Obama Administration Cabinet Secretary, and Chair of the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force
Brian Jacob, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Education Policy; Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Economics; Professor of Education
Luke Shaefer, Associate Professor and Director, Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan
For more information, please visit http://fordschool.umich.edu/events/2018/innovative-programs-youth-and-young-adults
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy