Office of Diversity and Inclusion - a Division of Student Affairs at the University of Central Oklahoma
MLK Day of Service
Monday, January 21, 2013
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?" Each year, Bronchos answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve our neighbors and communities. This year the Central community is encouraged to volunteer with the Regional Food Bank or Infant Crisis Services. Contact the Volunteer and Service Learning office in the Nigh University Center, Room 212 or call 405-974-2621 for more information.
Martin Luther King Unity March
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Nigh University Center - African American Mural
(2nd Floor Across from the Barnes and Nobel Bookstore)
University of Central Oklahoma faculty, staff and students are invited to honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy and dream by taking part in the March for Unity. The March for Unity will take place Tuesday, January 22, 2013 starting at 2:00 p.m. in the Nigh University Center, African American Mural area (across from the Barnes and Nobel Bookstore) and will continue around the perimeter of campus.
Student organizations, offices and individuals are invited to design posters and signs to showcase during the march that celebrates the unity of UCO as we recognize the harmony and togetherness of Central in the peaceful spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
To register your organization, office, class or just you as an individual, contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at 405-974-3588 or visit https://orgsync.com/47382/forms/62854
Martin Luther King Enterprise Oratory Competition
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Nigh University Center, Ballroom A
Three UCO students, Vincent Burr, Ashley Neely, and Isaiah Jones, have developed speeches centered on the Dr. King quote, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." Witness these three dynamic speakers as they compete for cash prizes provided by Enterprise Rent-a-Car.
Book Club Discussion- "King's Dream: The Legacy of Martin Luther King's I have a Dream Speech"
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Nigh University Center, Room 300
I have a dream” - no words are more widely recognized, or more often repeated, than those called out from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial by Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1963. King’s speech has become shorthand not only for his own life but for the entire civil rights movement.
In this new exploration of the “I have a dream” speech, Eric J. Sundquist places it in the history of American debates about racial justice—debates as old as the nation itself - and demonstrates how the speech perfectly expressed the story of African American freedom.
If you read the fascinating book, or even if you didn't have an opportunity to read the book, all are invited to join the discussion led by Dr. Shirletta Kinchen, U.S. History and African American History professor.
LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED!
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