MLK Spirit Awards


The 2018 North Campus Deans’ MLK Spirit Awards
Ceremony & Reception

Monday, January 15, 2018
4:30 – 5:00 pm: Seating 
5:00 – 6:00 pm: Spirit Awards Program
6:00 – 7:00 pm: Reception and Exhibit Opening 
Duderstadt Center Art Gallery Exhibit: “Everyday Activism”

The College of EngineeringStamps School of Art & Design, Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning, and the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) will be hosting the annual North Campus Deans’ Martin Luther King Spirit Awards Program as part of the University of Michigan’s MLK Symposium to honor and commemorate the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Martin Luther King Spirit Awards are given to students, student organizations, and faculty members at the University of Michigan North Campus who exemplify the leadership and vision of Dr. King through their commitment to social justice, diversity, and inclusion. 

Speaker: Comics Artist/Creator Shawn Martinbrough
Continuing the Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther Ki
ng, Jr. Through the Art of Storytelling 

Comic artist and creator Shawn Martinbrough will present the talk “Continuing the Legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through the Art of Storytelling” on Monday, January 15, 2018 from 2:30 – 3:30 pm in Stamps Auditorium (1226 Murfin Ave, Ann Arbor). This 2018 University of Michigan Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Symposium event is co-presented by the Stamps School of Art & Design, the College of Engineering, the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, and the Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning.

Shawn Martinbrough is the author of “How to Draw Noir Comics: The Art and Technique of Visual Storytelling”, published by Random House and reprinted in several languages. He is a critically acclaimed creator/artist whose DC, Marvel, and Dark Horse Comics projects include “Batman: Detective Comics”, “Luke Cage Noir”, “Captain America”, “The Black Panther” and “Hellboy: Secret Nature”. Currently, Martinbrough is the artist of “Thief of Thieves”, the acclaimed crime series written by Robert Kirkman, creator of the AMC television series, “The Walking Dead” and award-winning author Andy Diggle.

Learn more about Shawn here.

2017-2018 MLK Spirit Awards Committee Members 

Brian Banks
School of Art & Design
Freyja Harris
School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Eric Heilmeier
University Unions
Meghan Lee
School of Architecture & Urban Planning

Ruth Marsh
Living Arts

Debra Mexicotte
Debby Mitchell
College of Engineering
Rikki Morrow-Spitzer
School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Kathi Reister
Duderstadt Center
William Schultz
Mechanical Engineering
Debbie Taylor