Across campus yesterday, classes were suspended, but teaching and learning certainly were not. As many speakers remarked during MLK Day events, Michigan has for 27 years celebrated and reflected upon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy through a campus-wide, weeks-long symposium focused on the institution's central mission: education.
The Symposium events are scheduled nearly every day through the end of January, but the challenge to live up to King's ideals lasts throughout the year. In the words of yesterday's keynote speaker Morris Dees, "the march for justice continues." CRLT supports U-M instructors in living out the MLK Daycommitments in their classroom teaching every day. Through a range of services, including individual consultations, our seminar series, and resources on our website about multicultural teaching and learning, we support instructors in their efforts to teach in ways that celebrate diversity, pursue justice, inspire service, and foster productive dialogue across difference.