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Activity proposals for Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration are due

by Mark Schwerin

Nov. 4, 2011 | WMU News

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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration begins Jan. 13.
KALAMAZOO--It could be a lecture, film presentation or panel discussion.

Or it could be a book reading, brown bag lunch series or even a poetry slam.

Those are just a few of the ideas for past activities celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King at Western Michigan University, and all departments, offices, individuals and organizations are invited to submit proposals again this year to honor King.

The deadline to apply for funding grants as well as publicity assistance to support projects is 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18. Programs can be funded up to $500, but proposals must contain a detailed budget, and faculty, staff, students and other program organizers are expected to volunteer their services.

This year's Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration is being held during the spring semester beginning Friday, Jan. 13. The annual celebration is held in cooperation with the Northside Ministerial Alliance, Kalamazoo College and the city of Kalamazoo.

Members of the WMU community seeking funding will be notified if their proposal has been approved for assistance. Whether seeking funding or not, those planning to hold MLK-related events during the spring semester are asked to submit proposals for each of their events so that they can be included in the University's publicity for the 2012 celebration.

An application form, along with submission guidelines, is available online at the MLK website.

For more information, call the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at (269) 387-6313.