more than a day

MLK Day 2022

The University of Michigan-Flint recognizes the call for social justice and the need to continue the work that was implemented so many years ago by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As with organizations all over the country, UM-Flint celebrates Dr. King’s life work on the national MLK Day holiday through civic engagement activities on and off campus.

Putting knowledge to work, research, and community partnerships are year-round priorities for UM-Flint students, staff, and faculty. We have much to be proud of, and much more to do. UM-Flint carries on the living legacy and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through what we call More Than a Day, a Year of Expression.

For 2022, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased to offer a virtual keynote speaker session with Dr. Sy Stokes, who gained notoriety in 2013 with his spoken-word piece, the Black Bruins, and is now a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.  The session’s focus will be on The Power of Your Voice, and he’ll be engaging in conversation with student leaders from UM-Flint and UM-Dearborn (co-sponsoring this event). Everyone is invited to attend our virtual keynote speaker session beginning at 8:30 a.m. We simply ask that you RSVP.

Additionally, as we welcome our colleagues at UM-Dearborn on MLK Day, they welcome us virtually on Tuesday, January 18 at 3:30 p.m. to join them for a talk by Dr. Loretta Ross on Calling In the Call out Culture. You can register for that virtual event by clicking here.

Finally, there will be public health-informed service opportunities throughout the semester as we embrace the idea that our community engagement should be sustained and truly be more than a day; many of our service opportunities are coordinated through the Office of Engaged Learning and are listed here.