more than a day

MLK Day 2021

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.

MLK Day 2021 Events

Participate in the UM-Flint tradition of honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On January 18, 2021, you will have two ways to participate in this important day of reflection and service.

Virtual Day of Service
10 a.m. to Noon
There are safe ways for you to serve your community. Take part in a Virtual Service Activity.
Register to volunteer here.

Community Roots Conversation
12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Community Roots on behalf of the COVID 19 Task Force Faith Subcommittee presents courageous conversations on race, racism and radical change. The aim of these courageous conversations is to develop a strategic plan to organize a community-led, county-wide effort to operationalize anti-racism in Genesee County. All are invited and welcome to this first of four planned conversations.
Join the event here.

MLK Day Keynote Address: “Learning From the Past and Moving Forward Together”
3 to 4:30 p.m.
Join us for a keynote from Sheldon Neeley, who has served on the Flint Civil Service Commission, Flint City Council, in the Michigan State House of Representatives, and currently serves as the Flint Mayor. Following his remarks, we’ll discuss the life and legacy of Dr. King with a panel moderated by Mia McNeil, Director of Government and Community Relations and including Dr. Kent Key from Michigan State University and Alona Tucker, president of UM-Flint’s Black Student Union.  
RSVP for the event here.