In honor of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., today we celebrate not only his leadership in advancing civil rights, but also the members of the North Campus community who work to achieve social and racial justice.
For many of our community members this is lifelong work. For others, it was the Movement for Black Lives and the disparities in our global pandemic that made 2020 the year that they stepped up to continue the fight that Dr. King was a part of more than 50 years ago.
Every year, we honor members of our community who exemplify the leadership and vision of Dr. King through their commitment to social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. We do this through the North Campus Deans’ MLK Spirit Awards. In past years we held a ceremony to celebrate the faculty, staff, students and student organizations who are nominated and receive awards. This year, we are highlighting the winners on the North Campus Deans MLK Spirit Awards webpage.
Please take a moment to review the website and learn how they are making our schools and community more equitable. If you have a moment, please send them a note to celebrate their work.
The North Campus Deans’ MLK Spirit Awards is one of the many events taking place as part of the University of Michigan MLK Symposium (the longest in the country, lasting for 45 days.) Visit the 2021 U-M Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium for details.
Together, we will continue to bend the arc towards justice.