Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration | Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013
Join us at Carolina for a week of cooperatively planned events to commemorate the ideals of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact UNC-Chapel Hill Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at (919) 962-6962 or by email.
Behind the Scenes: A Glance at Key Players of the Civil Rights Movement| 5:00 pm | Stone Center Hitchcock Multipurpose Room
Acknowledge.. Come acknowledge and recognize several civil rights activists who played integral roles in helping Dr. King promote his vision and solidify his legacy of peace, love, and equality. In addition to highlighting these activists, there will be a forum featuring UNC alumni, faculty, and individuals who contributed to the Civil Rights Movement on various college campuses during this era. Sponsor: Theta Omicron Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Contact: Joseph Bryant at email@example.com.
Kappa Omicron Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.’s Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Contest | 7:00 pm | Stone Center Auditorium
Ignite. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy goes beyond one man and resonates across generations of protesters, mobilizers, and activists for change. Without the courageous individuals who stood behind him in pursuit of equality and justice, Dr. King’s name would not have the same meaning that it does today. Contestants will prepare an original piece in response to the following prompt: As Dr. King’s generation prepares to pass the torch of change to our generation, do you think that his dream has fully transpired into a reality as we try to keep this light ablaze, or has this light already started to diminish? Orations will be judged on originality, presentation, and impact of the message. Sponsor: Kappa Omicron Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Contact: Moni Oyedepo at firstname.lastname@example.org.