|Martin Luther King Jr. celebration week continues|
The University of North Dakota will hold a Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Week Jan. 19-24. To find out about the programming for the week listed below, visit the Era Bell Thompson Multicultural Center Web site, http://sos.und.edu/erabell/, or call 777-4259. Most of the events listed below are free and open to the campus community and Greater Grand Forks communities. There is a cost for the Friday afternoon awards luncheon of $5 for UND students, $10 for faculty, staff and the general public. Kids 12 and younger are free.
The week will have two featured guests. They are Pamela Johnson, author of the book "Everyone Is Multicultural: Bridging Cultural Influences for Business Success," and Ronald Myers, a physician, accomplished jazz musician and ordained Baptist minister.
Dr. Johnson draws on more than 20 years of experience in multicultural leadership development to explain the past elements of the diversity movement, redefine the meaning of true diversity, and present a new theory of multicultural leadership. She holds a bachelor's degree in counseling guidance, master's degree in counseling and guidance, and a doctorate in counseling and guidance education.
Dr. Myers is rare in his profession, as he purposely sought out places to practice medicine where no one else would. A native of Milwaukee, Myers graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School.
The MLK week of events follows: (this schedule is subject to change)
Tuesday, Jan. 20
* 3 p.m., Dr. Pamela Johnson (UND Diversity Advisory Sub-Committee), 305 Twamley Hall.
Wednesday, Jan. 21
* Noon, Dr. Pamela Johnson speaks with faculty and staff, Memorial Union
* 2 p.m., Reception for Dr. Johnson and Dr. Ronald Myers at the Era Bell Thompson Multicultural Center
* 5:30 p.m., Dr. Pamela Johnson: open discussion, Memorial Union Lecture Bowl
* 7 p.m., gospel concert, Memorial Union Ballroom
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009
* Noon, Dr. Ronald Myers speaks to students, UND Medical School auditorium
* 2 p.m., July in January Food and Games, Era Bell Thompson Multicultural Center
* 2:30 p.m., Dr. Ronald Myers speaks with faculty and staff, Memorial Union Badlands Room * 6:30 p.m., Dr. Ronald Myers: open discussion, Memorial Union Lecture Bowl
Friday, Jan. 23
* 11:30 a.m., 12th annual Martin Luther King Awards Luncheon in the Memorial Union Ballroom, guest speaker is Dr. Ronald Myers
* 9 p.m., Dance (Old School, Pop, and Hip Hop), Memorial Union Loading Dock
Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009
* 6 p.m., Jam Session, Memorial Union Loading Dock
Most of the above events are free and open to the campus community and Greater Grand Forks communities. There is a cost for the Friday afternoon awards luncheon of $5 for UND students, $10 for faculty, staff and the general public; kids 12 and younger are free. The MLK celebration is sponsored by UND's Office of the President, Multicultural Awareness Committee, a standing committee of UND Student Government, Cultural Awareness Committee; and the African American Cultural Association at the Grand Forks Air Force Base.
For more information and updates to the schedule of events, please contact the Era Bell Multicultural Center at 777-4259.