Office of Diversity and Inclusion - a Division of Student Affairs at the University of Central Oklahoma

Monday, January 20, 2014

MLK Day of Service

 MLK Day of Service is a nationally recognized holiday and the only Federal holiday observed as a national day of service. At UCO, students will volunteer at various non-profit sites in the Metro area, including the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, The City Rescue Mission, Infant Crisis Services, and others. Volunteers will perform a variety of tasks depending on the needs of the organization. 

Visit uco.edu/volunteer to registor 

Oklahoma City Martin Luther King Parade - 2:00 p.m. Corner of Broadway Avenue and NW 7th 

UCO is proud to participate in the 2014 Oklahoma City Martin Luther King Parade — the city’s 31st. The Oklahoma City Martin Luther King parade has been and remains one that is inclusive of all races, creeds, nationalities and religions, and a great pride to our city. The 2014 theme  is “Expanding The Dream”. 

Those interested in participating with UCO can contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at (405) 974-3588

Tuesday, January 21

Words that Changed the World - 1:00 p.m., Nigh University Center, Room 300

Five members of the UCO community will choose a Dr. King quote and in 10 minutes provide the historical context for the quote and the impact Dr. King’s words have on today’s society.                

Refreshments will be provided  

Wednesday, January 22

4th Annual Martin Luther King Enterprise Oratory Competition - 2:00 p.m., Nigh University Center, Will Rogers Room 

“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” This quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. serves as the inspiration for the 4th annual Martin Luther King Enterprise Oratory Competition where three UCO students, Vince Burr, Taylor Felton and Bruce Wang will compete for the $500.00 first place prize.

Refreshments will be provided 

Thursday, January 23

The Dream Recpetion - 2:00 p.m., Nigh University Center, African American Mural (Across from Barnes and Noble Bookstore) 

Fifty years since the “I have a Dream” speech, King’s words contiune to inspire a generation to stand up against injustice within our communities. The Dream Reception will be a time for the UCO community to reflect on the progression of our society and to share our plans of how to make our dreams for an even stronger and just world a reality. 

Light Refresments Provided 



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