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8 -- The Michi an Daily Wednesday, January i6, 2002

15th Annual
University of Michigan
Reverend Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 9
Lest We Forget: Memories of Our Heroes
5:30 pm, Pierpont Commons
For more information contact Lisa Payton,
Sponsored by College of Architecture
and Urban Planning, College
of Engineering, School of Art
and Design, and the School of Music
Studenis from the A. Alfred Taubman
College of Architecture and Urban Planning
have designed and built an installation in
the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. It will be
exhibited throughout the month of January
with the opening reception on January 9.

Challenging January 10

and Living



February 28

For further

about the
MLK Symposium,
please contact
Damon Williams,
MLK Symposium
Office of Academic
Multicultural Initiatives
Telephone 734.936.1055
Email mlkteam@umich.edu
For a complete
list of up to date
Symposium events
please visit;

4th Annual MLK Luncheon
& Discussion Series
It isn't a Matter of Black or White:
The Realities of Inter-Minority Interaction.
12 pm, Lurie Engineering Center,
Johnson Room (3rd Floor)
For more information contact Lisa Payton,
734.647.7151, lpayton@umich.edu
Sponsored by Tau Beta Pi, College
of Engineering Minority Peer Advisors
Society tends to focus primarily on the
overarching "minority vs. majority" issues,
neglecting the interactions, both positive
and negative, between different minority
groups. Panelists and participants will
explore these interactions, dispel myths
and encourage reflection on personal
views and perceptions. Lunch at noon
with panel discussion beginning at 12:30.
American Civil Liberties Union
Symposium on Racial Profiling
7 pm, Michigan League, Room C
For more information contact Pete Woiwode,
734.764.3780, pwoiwode@umich.edu
Sponsored by the American
Civil Liberties Union
One of freedom's, most heated battles
comes to Ann Arbor, providing perspective
on the legality, morality and longevity of
this controversial practice. Presenters will
include representatives of the American
Civil Liberties Union, the Ann Arbor Police
Department, the National Association for
the Advancement of Colored People and
the United States Government.
10th Annual MLK Film Series
Romeo Must Die
9 pm, Chrysler Center,
Cheseborough Auditorium
For more information contact Lisa Payton,
734.647.7151, Ipayton@umich.edu
Sponsored by Tau Beta Phi,
College of Engineering Minority
Peer Advisors.
Offers a new twist on the Romeo
and Juliet plot when two people
from opposite sides of a mob war
fall in love. Han Sing (Jet Li), aligned
with an Asian gang, seeks vengeance
on an opposing African-American gang
for the murder of his brother and at
the same time falls in love with Aaliah
(Trish O'Day), the daughter of his rival.
The conflict escalates when the two
crime families discover the romance.
This movie is Rated R. Discussion about
the issues raised in the film will follow.
January 14
Discussion /
Screening and Discussion with
Mr. Morris Dees: Living and Working
For Justice - A Personal Story
5:30 pm, Michigan Union Kuenzel Room
For more information contact Monita Thomp-
son, 734.936.1875, monitactoumic.edu
Sponsored by The Program on Intergroup
Relations, Conflict and Community and
the MLK Symposium Planning Committee
The battle against intolerance and discrim-
ination has been an on-going theme of
American history. A Place at the Table is a
comprehensive video that explores these
struggles. It shows how people have become
full participants in our democracy by toppling
barriers in education, transportation, voting,
employment, housing and other areas.
Following the showing of the video, Mr.
Morris Dees, Director of the Southern
Poverty Law Center (SPCL) will share his
work with this program and his life-long
commitment to social justice. He will
specifically engage the audience on his
work teaching tolerance, hate groups,
and fighting injustice on college campuses.
This event is targeted towards student
leaders interested in facilitating positive
community change. Refreshments provided.
Hate, Intolerance and the Struggle
for Social Justice featuring Morris Dees
of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)
7 pm, Michigan Union,
Michigan Union Ballroom
For more information contact
Damon Williams 734.936.1245,
Sponsored by the MLK Symposium
Planning Committee
Mr. Dees is one of the nations leading
authorities on hate crimes and issues
of intolerance. Few people are qualified

to address the key issues facing our
country caused by the September 11
tragedy as Mr. Dees. He has successfully
tracked and fought domestic terrorists for
twenty years and is aware of the issues
that America must face as we continue
the war against terrorism. His lecture will
address these issues and others as he
provides the opening address for the
2002 MLK Symposium.
January 15
Featuring Dr. Renee Jenkins
8 am, Maternal and Child Health Center
For more informatinn nntact . Invce MitchAll.

January 15
Book Discussion
Our Kind of People, written
by Lawrence Otis Graham
12 pm, 400 North Ingalls, Room 1334
For more information contact Debra Brown,
734-936-1615, mrsbrown@umich.edu
Sponsored by Office of Multicultural
Affairs and the School of Nursing
Debutante cotillions. Million-dollar homes.
Summers in Martha's Vineyard. Membership
in the Links, Jack and Jill, Deltas, Boule and
AKAs. An obsession with the right schools,
families, social clubs and skin complexion.
This is the world of the Black upper class
and the focus of the first book written about
the Black elite by a member of this hard-to-
penetrate group.
Where Does LGBT Fit into MLK
2 pm, Trotter House Lounge
For more information contact
Frederic MacDonald-Dennis,
734/763.4186, fdennis@umich.edu
Sponsored by the Office of Multi-Ethnic
Student Affairs, the Office of Lesbian
Gay Bisexual and Transgender Affairs,
The Michigan Community Scholars
Program, ALL US (LGBT People of
Color Collective) and MOTHRA
(Asian LGBT Student Group)
Where does LGBT fit into MLK's dream,
or does it fit there at all? What are the
parallels and differences between the
struggle for civil rights for people of color
and the struggle for civil rights for lesbian,
gay, and bisexual and transgender people
in this country. Join us in a discussion of
these and other important issues surround-
ing the interconnections between sexual
orientation, gender identity, and race and
Detroit Design Charrette
5 pm, Gem Theatre
333 Madison Avenue, Detroit Michigan
For more information contact Janice Harvey,
734.764.1340, iharvey@umich.edu
Sponsored by Taubman College
of Architecture and Urban Planning
Martin Luther King Jr. realized the necessity
of establishing alliances among diverse part-
ners to effect fundamental social change.
The Taubman College of Architecture and
Urban Planning hopes to expand on this
wisdom by combining institutions of higher
learning, local businesses, government and
community-based organizations in a collabora-
tive workshop focused on Detroit. Taubman
College will host its annual urban design
charrette January 11-15. It will culminate
in a grand presentation of the results on
Tuesday, January 15, at 5 pm at the historic
Gem Theatre, 333 Madison Avenue. The
public is invited to this presentation, which
will provide the opportunity to view drawings
and hear proposals from each of the four
design teams. In past years, up to 400
citizens and stakeholders have attended.
For additional information please call
January 16
Falashas: A Discussion of Ethiopian Jewry
7 pm, Hillel Foundation
For more information contact
Edwin McDonald, 734.763.2792,
Sponsored by Hillel, HEADS
The Falashas are-a group of Black, Ethiopian
Jews. In the 1980s, they sought refuge in
Israel. Their tumultuous history provides an
immediate connection between oppression
towards those of African descent and those
of Jewish descent. Their struggle illustrates
the role of racial differences and religious
intolerance in the development of prejudice.
January 17
Examining the Appropriate Use of Race
as a Variable in Research
12 pm, School of Nursing, Room 1334
For more information contact
Anu Whitelocke, 7-0316,
Sponsored by School of Nursing,
the Office of Multicultural Affairs
Grants and Research Office
This seminar will examine race as

a variable in research.
UM Hospital Staff Gospel Extravaganza
12:10 pm, U of M Hospital,
Main Lobby, Floor 1
For more information contact Elaine Sims,
734.936.7634, esims@umich.edu
Sponsored by UMHS Gifts of Art
Annual gospel performance under the
direction of Debra Blannon-Cobb for
the U of M Hospital Staff.
Black Rice
featuring Prof. Judith Carney
4:00 pm, West Hall, Room 209
For more information contact Elizabeth James
734-764-5517, ecnirp@umich.edu
Sponsored by Center for Afro-American
and African Studies, Comparative Study
of Social Transformations and the Atlantic
Studies Initiative of the International Institute
This lecture will feature Dr. Judith Carney,
Prof. of Geography, at UCLA. She will give
a lecture that highlights major findings of
her recent book "Black Rice." The book
focuses on the cultivation of rice in the
African Diaspora.
Activism in Black and Brown
featuring Felipe Luciano
7 pm, East-Hall Colloquial Room,
Room 4448
For more information contact
Donney Moroney, 734.936.2441,
mornnvd@umich .edu

January 18
Black Rice featuring Judith Carney
10 am, West Hall, Room 209
For more information contact Elizabeth James,
734.764.5517, ecnirp@umich.edu
Sponsored by the Center for Afro-American
and African Studies, CSST, and the Atlantic
Studies initiative of the International Institute.
This seminar will feature Prof. Judith Carney
of UCLA. She will discuss major findings
of her recent book Black Rice. The book
focuses on the cultivation of rice in the
African Diaspora.
Teaching/Learning after 9/11/2001
2 pm, Angell Hall, Room 3154
For more information contact Robin Sarris,
734.764.7301, rsarris@umich.edu
Sponsored by Department of English
Language and Literature
A discussion of the challenges posed by
the events of 9/11/2001 and their impact
on teaching and learning. Open to students,
teachers and staff in the Department of Eng-
lish Language and Literature. Other inter-
ested persons are also welcome.
Spanish and English in Black and
White: Latino and African American
Language Issues and Attitude
featuring Prof. Ana Celia Zentella
4 pm, East Hall, Room 4448
For more information contact Suzanne Suslee,
734.764.0353, ssuslee@umich.edu
Sponsored by Department of Linguistics,
Romance Languages, Anthropology,
Latino Studies and the Program
in American Culture
Professor. Ana Celia Zentella of Hunter
College is a well-known sociolinguist trained
by William Labov at the University of Penn-
sylvania, who has worked for many years
with Puerto Rican communities in New York
City. She is best known for her book Grow-
ing Up Bilingual: Puerto Rican Children in
New York. Her lecture will focus on Latino
and African American language issues and
Hip-Hop Explosion: Reflection Eternal
featuring Talib Kweli
10 pm, Michigan Union Ballroom
For more information contact the Michigan
Union Ticket Office, 734.763.8587
Sponsored by the MLK Symposium
Planning Committee
Critically acclaimed hip-hop recording artist
Talib Kweli of Black Star and Rawkus Records
will headline a concert that features other hip-
hop artists from Ann Arbor and the Detroit
Area. Atmospheric hip-hop vibes provided
by B. Cook. Price of admissions is $5 in advance
with tickets available at the Michigan Union
Ticket Office and all Ticket Master locations.
Ticket price at the door is $10. U of M
identification required to purchase tickets.
January 20
Panel Discussion
Civil Rights and Women's
Reproductive Health Panel
featuring State Senator Alm 'Wheeler-,
Smith, Rhonda Bantsimba.and others
7 pm, Michigan League, Koessler Room
For more information contact Vera Slywynsky,
734.302.0195, vslywyns@umichiedu
Sponsored by Students of Choice,
The Women's Studies Department,
the Center for the Education of Women,
and the University Democrats
The panel discussion will feature State
Senator Alma Wheeler-Smith, Rhonda
Bantsimba Williams of Planned Parenthood,
Angie Reyes, graduate of U of M School
of Public Health and Executive Director
of the Detroit Hispanic Development Corpora-
tion, and Prof. Nesha Haniff of Women's
Studies and the Center for Afro-American
and African Studiest Panelist will engage
around the intersections of civil rights and
issues of women's reproductive health. They
will focus on these issues from local, interna-
tional, contemporary and historical contexts.
The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Memorial Keynote Speaker Reception
featuring Dr. Benjamin Carson
6 pm, Michigan Union Art Lounge
For more information contact
Damon Williams, 734.936.1055,

Sponsored by the MLK
Symposium Planning Committee
Join the University and Ann Arbor commu-
nities as we welcome U of M Medical School
Alumnus and Detroit Native, Dr. Benjamin
Carson to the University of Michigan. Light
refreshments provided. This reception is open
to the public and located on the first floor
of the Michigan Union in the Art Lounge.
January 21.
Walking to Dr. Ben Carson Lecture
9:30 am, Couzens Hall, Lobby
For more information contact Amy Borer,
734.764.7833, aborer@umich.edu
Sponsored by Michigan Community
Scholars Program
Students of the Michigan Community
Scholars Program will meet in the Couzens
Hall Lobby and walk to the Reverend Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Keynote
Lecture to be delivered by Dr. Benjamin
Carson at Hill Auditorium
A Tribute to Gospel Legend Mattie Moss Clark
featuring Rudolph V. Hawkins, the Clark Sisters
and the Rudy Hawkins Singers
8 pm, Hill Auditorium
For more information contact the
University Musical Society, 734.764.2538.
Sponsored by the University Musical
Society and the MLK Symposium
Planning Committee

January 21
Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Memorial Lecture
Honoring, Challenging and Living
featuring Dr. Benjamin Carson
10 am, Hill Auditorium
For more information contact
Damon Williams, 734.936.1055,
Sponsored by MLK Symposium
Planning Committee
Dr. Carson is a graduate of the University
of Michigan Medical School and is director
of pediatric neurosurgery at John Hopkins
Medical Center. A native of Detroit, Dr. Carson
has overcome difficult life circumstances of
poverty, self-doubt and feelings of intellec-
tual inferiority, to become one of the world's
leading neurosurgeons. He has dedicated his
life to helping others overcome their life
challenges and travels globally to share his
knowledge and philosophy with the hope of
inspiring people of all ages and educational
backgrounds to be and do their best. He will
deliver the 2002 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. Memorial Keynote Address-
Honoring, Challenging and Living.
Access to Health Care For All:
Our Past, Present and Future
featuring The Three Doctors Foundation
11:45 am, Dow Auditorium - Towsley Center
For more information contact Khary Hornsby,
734.763-3342, khornsby@umich.edu
Sponsored by Schools of Dentistry,
Medicine, Nursing, Public Health,
Social Work, College of Pharmacy and
the University of Michigan Hospitals
and Health Service.
Rameck Hunt, MD, George Jenkins,
DMD, and Sampson Davis, MD started
the Three Doctors Foundation to provide role
models for inner-city youth and families across
the nation. The efforts of these
three young professionals have been
lauded nationally. They are recipients
of last year's Essence Award. Committed
to promoting respect, diversity and life
balance within communities, they act
as role models and advocates for the
Service Activity
Acting on the Dream-MLK Day of Service
12 pm, Chemistry Building, Room 1800
For more information contact Megan Memmer,
734-936-2437, mmemmer@umich.edu
Sponsored by Project SERVE and the
Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives
A one-day service project celebrating the
life and work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. Students, faculty and staff work
together on projects related to multicultural
understanding, social change and justice,
and community building. Please email
SPARK@umich.edu for more information.
The Roots of Soul Food
12:10 pm, Dennison Hall, Auditorium F
For more information contact George Estabrook,
734.764.6219, gfred@umich.edu
Sponsored by Department of Ecology
and Evolutionary Biology
Drawing upon the subject matter of Biology
102: How People Use Plants, this lecture
discusses dietary implications of the door
yard crops grown by pre-Civil War plantation
slaves in the Southeastern U.S.
Business and Finance
Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation
12:30 pm, Michigan Union, Ballroom
For more information contact Paige Prieskorn,
734.763.9379, ppriesko@umich.edu
Sponsored by Business and Finance Division
This afternoon event features both refresh-
ment and entertainment. The first perfor-
mance features Larry Plamondon, a Native
American storyteller from the Grand River
* Odawa Tribe. The Business and Finance
Diversity Choir and the John E. Lawrence
Band will also perform. A reception will
follow in the Pendleton Room.
A Focus on Outcomes
1 pm, Michigan Union, Anderson Room
For more information contact Feodies Shipp,
647-1453, dini@umich.edu
Sponsored by Undergraduate
Admissions Office and the Office
of Academic Multicultural Initiatives
A campus visitation program intended to

engage prospective and current students
in a conversation about life after one has
obtained his/her Michigan diploma. Three
alumni of color are invited back to speak
about their experiences at Michigan and
after Michigan. The goal of this program
is to show the full circle of the U of M
Honoring, Challenging, and Living Lecture
featuring Randall Robinson
1:30 pm, Business School
Assembly Hall, Hale Auditorium
For more information contact Doris Sanford,
936-3515, dorissan@umich.edu
Sponsored by Business School
Office of the Dean
Randall Robinson is the former director
of the Trans Africa Forum and is the recent
author of Debt-What America Owes to Blacks.
He will provide a lecture that expands on the
MLK Symposium Theme-Honoring Challeng-
ing and Living.
The Voice of the Griot
featuring author Christopher Paul Curtis
1:30 pm, Modern Languages
Building, Auditorium 3
For more information contact
Lynne Dumas, 734.647.2644,
Sponsored by Rackham Graduate
School, School of Social Work,
School of Education, and other Units
Christopher Paul Curtis is well known for his


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