On Jan. 20, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus community and broader community will again come together for a celebration and commemoration honoring the life, service and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
UW Oshkosh will host the 19th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration on Monday, Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. in Reeve Memorial Union Ballroom.
The Celebration will feature a tribute by Associate Pastor Jason Turner from Christian Faith Fellowship Church in Milwaukee followed by a special vocal performance.
“The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and the broader community are gifted annually with the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration, a historic recognition of a great man and American symbol who came to define racial justice in America,” said Byron Adams, Multicultural Retention Counselor for UW Oshkosh’s Center for Academic Support and Diversity.
“By honoring the legacy of Dr. King, we are honoring all those that fought racial discrimination and segregation in the 1950s and 1960s,” Adams said. “We are as well recognizing the incredible impact that continues to this day of Dr. King’s efforts and millions of others in combating the injustice and heartache of racism in its most blatant and subtlest forms.”
For more information regarding tickets, the event’s featured student essay contest, sponsorship opportunities and meal options, please contact the UW Oshkosh Equity & Affirmative Action Office at (920) 424-2296 or learn more at: http://www.uwosh.edu/go/mlk. Online registration is also available for individuals and organizations at that link.
Event Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 20. The program and dinner begin at 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person or $200 per table
Participants are asked to please register online by Monday, Jan. 6. They can also call (920) 424-2296 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Guests are asked to make their registrations payable by check to UW Oshkosh.
To reduce administrative costs, no credit cards will be accepted, and the organizers apologize for any inconvenience. Checks can be mailed to Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration 2014, Office of Equity & Affirmative Action, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 800 Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh, WI 54901.