January 21, 2019
The 2019 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium included performances, commemorative works, and the reveal of the symposiums new word-mark, created by Stamps lecturer Andrea Cardinal. Collaboration on the unveiling media for the word-mark began in 2018 when OAMI associate director Lumas Helaire and Cardinal networked with Stamps students Yazmon Ector (BFA ‘19) and Stefan Savoy (BA ‘19) and School of Music, Theatre & Dance student Ben Roberts, (BFA ‘20). The mark was revealed at the opening keynote address of the symposium on January 21, 2019.
“I feel the whole process embodied the collaboration and context that is resembled in the MLK symposium events, making work that educates and stands for something” said Ector. “I hope the symposium continues to thrive and give students opportunities like this to exercise their voice and to contribute to the historical and collaborative vision.”
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium is the University of Michigan’s largest annual celebrations and includes lectures, exhibitions, workshops, and community service projects throughout campus from January through March. The new word-mark will be used to communicate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium events.