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    Sweetland Write-in for the Dream

    01/01/2013 to 01/31/2013
    Location: https://www.lsa.umich.edu/sweetland

    In keeping with this year’s MLK Symposium theme of “(R)Evolution of the Dream,” during the month of January the Sweetland Center for Writing will host a virtual “write-in” on its website where we invite you to narrate your sense of how Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream has been (r)evolutionary for you.

    Tell us about a moment where you experienced citizenship or civic engagement. What do these ideas mean to you today?

    Or, post an original image that exemplifies King’s dream for you, and use your caption to explain the connection.

    Visit https://www.lsa.umich.edu/sweetland during the month of January to “write in” for the dream!

    NOTE: This event runs from January 1 to January 31.

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    IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas A traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution

    01/09/2013 to 01/31/2013
    Location: Duderstadt Center Gallery, 2281 Bonisteel Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 .

    January 9-31, 2013, Monday-Friday 12pm-6pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm

    Within the fabric of American identity is woven a story that has long been invisible—the lives and experiences of people who share African American and Native American ancestry.

    African and Native peoples came together in the Americas. Over centuries, African Americans and Native Americans created shared histories, communities, families, and ways of life. Prejudice, laws, and twists of history have often divided them from others, yet African-Native American people were united in the struggle against slavery and dispossession, and then for self-determination and freedom.

    For African-Native Americans, their double heritage is truly indivisible.

    A website to support teaching with the exhibit is available at:


    IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas is presented as part of LSA’s Winter 2013 Understanding Race Theme Semester and is co-sponsored by the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, U-M Museum of Natural History, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, Native American Studies Program Center for Engineering Diversity and Outreach, and Department of English.

    The exhibition IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas is a collaboration between the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the Smithsonian Institution Travelling Exhibition Service (SITES).

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    Art Outta Town trip to Motown Museum & Heidelberg Project

    01/26/2013 12:00 pm
    Location: Bus into Detroit from Ann Arbor campus

    Each year, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we arrange an Art Outta Town trip to an arts venue that addresses themes of racial and ethnic diversity and social justice. This year’s trip will have two stops in Detroit: the Motown Museum and The Heidelberg Project. These are two places with very different histories, but both celebrate art as a tool for community building, and honor the creativity and talents of the various artists who have been part of those respective communities.

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    Affordable Care Act: Evolution of Senior Health

    01/26/2013 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    Location: Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
    Speaker: Jacquetta Hinton, MPH

    The idea of senior health has evolved since the creation of Medicare in 1965. The passing of the Affordable Care Act has further changed health care for seniors. This presentation will highlight the portions of the Affordable Care Act that specifically impact seniors. Lunch is provided.

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    2013 Central Campus MLK Spirit Awards

    01/26/2013 4:00 pm
    Location: Ross School of Business, 6th Floor, Colloquium Room, R6430

    The Eighth Annual Central Campus Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Spirit Award program honors undergraduate students from the schools and colleges on Central Campus who best exemplify the leadership and extraordinary vision of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The awards ceremony honors this year’s nominees: Sarah Alsaden, Zachary Baker, Kevin Binder, Christopher Cannon, Evalyn Carter, Andrew Clark, Jenna Dehne, Noel Gordon, Mark Greer II, Alex Kulick, Ka Ying Becky Lau, Donavan McKinney, Sam Morykwas, Amy Navvab, Laura Parkinson, Monica Shattuck, Javier Solorzano Parada, Ashlee Walton, and Michael Williams.

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