WMU News

Proposals sought for MLK celebration

Nov. 20, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- The Western Michigan University community is invited to participate in next year's celebration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Committee is organizing events that will take place the week of Jan 21-25. In addition to the traditional Convocation and Discovery Day Children's Fair, the week will include programs and workshops relevant to the 2002 theme, "Building Bridges in a Complex World."

Committee members are seeking proposals for MLK activities, and limited funding is available for some uses. To ensure coordination and maximize publicity for the week, any person or organization planning an MLK-related event--even those not seeking funding--should submit a proposal.

Interested faculty and staff members, as well as registered student organizations should submit proposals before 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, to Dr. Vincent Lyon-Callo, assistant professor of anthropology, by campus mail or by fax to (616) 387-3999. To obtain proposal forms or for more information, call Lyon-Callo at (616) 387-3964 or contact the Lewis Walker Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations at (616) 387-2141.

Media contact: Jessica English, 616 387-8400, jessica.english@wmich.edu

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