Hear Hill Harper Speak, Help Needy Families, and Other Ways You Can Make the Most of Martin Luther King Jr. Day


You can learn, make new connections, and give back to your community during this year’s many Martin Luther King Jr. Day activities at Michigan Ross and the greater University of Michigan campus.

U-M Annual MLK Symposium

Award-winning actor, author, and philanthropist Hill Harper will be the keynote speaker for the 32nd Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium Memorial Keynote Lecture. The event will take place on Monday, January 15, 10:00 am at Hill Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

Watch Live at 10:00 am on Monday, January 15:



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Harper currently stars on TV’s No. 1 new drama The Good Doctor on ABC. Harper is a four-time New York Times best-selling author, and he most recently published Letters to an Incarcerated Brother. His foundation, called Manifest Your Destiny, is dedicated to empowering underserved youth through mentorship, scholarship, and grant programs.

Harper will be accompanied by Aisha Fukushima. A singer, public speaker, and educator, Fukushima is the founder of RAPtivism, a hip-hop centric project that focuses on global efforts for freedom and justice. Her work has been featured in The Oprah Magazine, TEDx, and other publications.

Symposium Watch Party and Volunteer Day at Michigan Ross

If you can’t make it to the symposium in Hill Auditorium, you can watch the livestream in Michigan Ross’ Robertson Auditorium starting at 10:00am, or via the embedded stream above.

You can also assemble lunch bags and toiletry kits for Food Gatherers in the Robertson Lobby any time between noon and 2:00 pm. This event is organized by Service Corps Alumni, the MBA Council, the MBA Program Office, and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

More symposium events, lectures, and activities from Jan. 10 to March 19

Find concerts, workshops, and more by browsing the full list on the U-M MLK Symposium site.