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Ways to Celebrate Martin Luther King All Week Long

January 18, 2021

MLK Day is January 18, but you can honor the Civil Rights icon’s legacy all week long with these events

By Perry Haselden

Featured image via reuther.wayne.edu

Monday, January 18th

A Tribute To The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King

16250 Northland Drive, Suite 102, Southfield

Until 6:00 pm

art eventPhoto via umojafinearts.com

Join Umoja Fine Arts Gallery in Southfield as they pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. with the unveiling of the Life, Legacy and Social Justice collection, featuring pieces by local artists including Pricilla Phifer and Marcel Stewart. The event is free to attend but registration is required.


Tuesday, January 19th

National Day of Healing from Racism

Wayne State University

10:00 am – 7:40 pm

In the spirit of MLK Jr., Wayne State University is hosting a series of virtual gatherings for their National Day of Healing from Racism event. The day’s agenda includes discussions like Healing the Effects of Racism and Trauma in the Genes; Brain and Body and a poetry showcase. Register here!


Wednesday, January 20th

Community Engaged Research Reflections On MLK’s Legacy (Virtual Event)

University of Michigan – Dearborn

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The University of Michigan–Dearborn has planned a week of events to celebrate the life and legacy of MLK Jr. On Wednesday, U-M Diversity Scholar Breanca Merritt will be leading a community engaged research event. More information about this event and the Zoom link to attend can be found on the UM-Dearborn website.

Thursday, January 21st

Chief Isaiah McKinnon: Policing From The Inside

Grand Valley State University

7:00 pm

Isaiah McKinnonPhoto via www.gvsu.edu

As a part of Grand Valley State University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Week, the college is hosting a free virtual discussion with Isaiah McKinnon, the former chief of police and deputy mayor of Detroit. You can RSVP for this event here! 

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