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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

Join us for the 22nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017
4 to 6 p.m.
UW Oshkosh Alumni Welcome and Conference Center, 625 Pearl Ave.

The event is free and open to the public. Register online by Friday, Jan. 6, 2017.

Join us for a celebration that supports Martin Luther King Jr.’s creed of equality, community service and leadership. This event is free and open to the public, and hors d’oeuvres will be available prior to the start of the program. 

The Relevance of Martin Luther King Jr. in the 21st Century

The keynote speaker is Dr. Vicki Crawford, director of the Office of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection. Crawford will speak on The Relevance of Martin Luther King Jr. in the 21st Century.

Crawford has oversight for campus-based initiatives and public programs that highlight the collection and advance the teachings and philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She also collaborates with the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Ga., by serving on the Curatorial Team that oversees the thematic, rotating exhibits of King’s papers.

She is an author of numerous publications, including the groundbreaking volume, Women in the Civil Rights Movement: Trailblazers and Torchbearers.

The MLK Community Celebration at UW Oshkosh will feature special performances by Pe’Tehn Raighn-Kem Jackson, a 5-year-old poet from Chicago, Ill., and Liamani Segura, a 7-year-old singer from Racine, Wis.

This celebration event also features an awards ceremony, as UW Oshkosh celebrates the legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by honoring community members who demonstrate the same kind of service, leadership, citizenship and volunteerism that characterized the life of King.

The MLK event also will feature a 2016 Black Heritage Stamp tribute and the naming of the Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest winners.

Online registration is required for this event. Click here to register online before Jan. 6, 2017.

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