Reflecting on this MLK Day, We Must Ask Ourselves – Where Do We Go from Here?
Each year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I take a few moments to reflect on the life-altering work of a man whose legacy continues to inspire, while reminding us that this work is incomplete, and requires all of us to overcome the challenges still facing us today.
Season's Greetings from the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
With the conclusion of the fall semester, we enter a period of holidays and celebrations across many faiths, cultures and traditions. Common threads across these celebrations are messages of hope, peace, love, reflection, caring and service. This fall we entered Year Five of our DEI Strategic Plan, held our first virtual DEI Summit and published our annual DEI progress report in a web-based format.
Virtual MLK Symposium asks ‘Where Do We Go From Here?’
In 1967, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote the first draft of his final book, “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?” In it, King shared his thoughts, plans and dreams for America’s future, including the need for better jobs, higher wages, decent housing and quality education.
Our National Election May Be Over, But There is Still Much Work To Be Done
DEI Summit speakers focus on role of art in social justice
The presenters at U-M’s 2020 DEI Summit highlighted the intersection of art and social justice as they encouraged people to use their voices and talents as mechanisms for change.

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CEO’s Summer Programs Summit is happening this week on Wed. January 27. RSVP: https://t.co/23CGyrYCTE | #UMichDEI #UMichCEO https://t.co/aUijRDrzzi UMichDiversity photo

Do you have a 6th or 8th-grade scholar in the Ypsilanti, Detroit or Southfield areas? Wolverine Pathways is accepting applications for its next cohort. Learn more on how to apply. https://t.co/gJGhkp3GRv #UMichDEI #UMichPathways https://t.co/hRHZhVmGOT UMichDiversity photo

Today at 6pm: Join the @UMichSMTD watch party for “The Sound of Us,” a new documentary featuring U-M director of choral activities Eugene Rogers. This special opportunity allows audiences to view the film ahead of its release on major streaming platforms. https://t.co/IVUz6YyvKa https://t.co/VOZfkCnGdP UMichDiversity photo

In the latest episode of Conversations for Change, two @UMichStudents reflect on their experiences planning the @UMichDiversity summit, which emphasized arts as a force for social change. Listen to the full conversation: https://t.co/yT6yizeJYN https://t.co/IHKBxVPADq UMichDiversity photo

During @UMich's 2021 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium keynote lecture, Gloria House and Malik Yakini praised King’s fearlessness and perseverance, and said his message continues to resonate today. #UMichMLK #URecord: https://t.co/MfNjFSoIby https://t.co/QdL7OdfLkU UMichDiversity photo

Do you have a 6th or 8th-grade scholar in the Ypsilanti, Detroit or Southfield areas? Wolverine Pathways is accepting applications for its next cohort. Learn more on how to apply. https://t.co/gJGhkp3GRv #UMichDEI #UMichPathways https://t.co/ffk6bj0ArV UMichDiversity photo