Student Engagement honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a virtual rendition of their MLK Celebration
Sydney Carpenter | News Editor
Student Engagement has formatted their week-long Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration to be hosted virtually. This year, the week of commemoration and activities are themed after Dr. King’s “We have come a long, long way, but we still have a long, long way to go” speech.
Service Fundraiser for Emergency Student Aid: Students are facing unexpected financial hardships.The MLK planning committee is asking for donations towards the Western’s Emergency Student Aid fund between now and Jan. 31 at wou.edu/foundation/give-to-wou/ to raise $2,021.
Faculty & Staff Panel: On Jan. 19 from 12 to 1 p.m. via Zoom, students can hear faculty and staff voice their thoughts on social climate for Black and African Americans and then answer the prompt “why the time is always right to do right.”
Student Q&A with Keynote: Students are invited to join keynote speaker Harden-Moore for a Q&A session hosted by the Black Student Union from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 20 via Zoom.
WOU Student-Athlete Panel: In this event, student-athletes voice their opinions on the current social climate for Black and African Americans and answer the prompt “why the time is always right to do right” on Jan. 21 from 12 to 1 p.m. on Zoom.
MLK Video Contest Winners: The winners of the video contest asking students to answer “why the time is always right to do right” will be announced on Jan. 22 by special guests. Winners will receive WolfStore certificates: $200 for first place, $125 for second place and $75 for third place. Videos can be viewed on wou.edu/mlk.
Contact the author at firstname.lastname@example.org