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

 

The University of Central Oklahoma Martin Luther King, Jr. Enterprise Oratory Competition is a campus-wide initiative to celebrate the ideals and principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while continuing to work toward keeping alive his work and legacy.   The competition brings together students from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds to demonstrate through scholarly, creative, and artistic measures how Dr. King’s vision and philosophy continues to impact us today.

Qualifying Round - November 12, 2015

Final Round - January 20, 2016

Click here to view the rules and regulations of the Martin Luther King Enterprise Oratory Competition 

Click here to view register for the Martin Luther King Enterprise Oratory Competition 

Monday, January 18, 2016
MLK Day of Service . Various Locations . 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The MLK Day of Service is a nationally recognized holiday and the only Federal holiday observed as a national day of service. The MLK Day of Service is designed to commemorate the giving spirt of Dr. King by empowering and inspiring students to volunteer year-round in service and civic engagement. Students will volunteer at various non-profit sites in Edmond and Oklahoma City. Lunch will be provided on-site. Students may sign up at uco.edu/volunteer

OKC Martin Luther King Jr. Parade. Downtown Oklahoma City. 2:00 p.m.
To honor the memory and legacy of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by holding events that celebrate his life and work, as well as continue his values and aspirations for equality and justice for all people.

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
“Living the Dream” Luncheon - NUC 201. 12:00p.m. – 1:30p.m.
“Living the Dream” is a Lunch time discussion heightening the awareness on the history of African Americans in the United States, and the progress made in the areas of race relations, education, and criminal justice. While engaging in critical dialogue students will be inspired to be proactive for our future.

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
Martin Luther King Enterprise Oratory Competition  - Ballroom A – 2:00p.m.
“Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred” - MLK
The University of Central Oklahoma Martin Luther King, Jr. Enterprise Oratory Competition is a campus-wide initiative to celebrate the ideals and principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while continuing to work toward keeping alive his work and legacy.   The competition brings together students from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds to demonstrate through scholarly, creative, and artistic measures how Dr. King’s vision and philosophy continues to impact us today.

Thursday, January 21st, 2016
Singing from the Mountain Top: A Gospel Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. – Constitution Hall – 7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.
A musical tribute celebrating the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. engaging students, faculty, and staff with the community therefore unifying Central with the community it serves.

Friday, January 22nd, 2016
Who am I? – The Supporting Cast of the Civil Rights Movement – NUC 201 – 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m.
Many are familiar with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his role in the Civil Rights movement, but King did not do all the work on his own. King surrounded himself with an educated and passionate support group who worked diligently to help us to progress to where we are today. Let us pay homage to that incredible supporting cast as Central’s own Black Male Initiative students educate you by way of performance.

For more information, contact Harold Wallace III at hwallace3@uco.edu or visit the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at NUC 211.


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