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Dr. MLK Week - January 21-25, 2019

Western Texas College celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King the week of January 21-25, 2018. The community and Western Texas College students, faculty and staff are all welcome at the events.

12:05 p.m. Student Center
“Define Your Dream” Board

Beginning at 12: 05 p.m. on Monday, January 21, define your dream on the “Define Your Dream” Board in the Student Center. Dr. King had a dream—what’s your dream for the future? Share your dream with the community on the board!

5:30 p.m. Fine Arts Theater Lobby
Distinguished Gentlemen Meet-and-Greet

6:00 p.m. Fine Arts Theater
Distinguished Gentlemen Panel Discussion

On Tuesday, January 22, at 6:00 p.m., Western Texas College will host the “Distinguished Gentlemen” Panel Discussion in the Fine Arts Theater. Panel members will discuss their views with audience members on the current and past states of race relations in our culture. Panel members scheduled to participate are Abilene Mayor Anthony Williams, WTC Basketball Coach Andre Owens, Businessman Trey Tippens, Snyder City Councilman Vernon Clay, and Snyder Mayor Tony Wofford.

Engage with the panel and community members—come a little early for the Meet-and-Greet at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

6:30 p.m. Planetarium
Selma screening and discussion

Based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel, Hosea Williams, Martin Luther King, Jr., and John Lewis, Selma looks at the events leading up to the battle against voter suppression in the south. A discussion follows the screening.

6:30 p.m. Planetarium
I Am MLK Jr. screening and discussion

I am MLK Jr. explores the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through the eyes of civil-rights-era activists, contemporary writers, activists and celebrities. The film focuses on issues Dr. King brought to light as he struggled against the plight dealt to African Americans. A discussion follows the screening.

For more information about any of the events, contact LaVeeda Newsome, English Instructor, at 325-574-7921 or email lnewsome@wtc.edu.

Western Texas College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs, activities, or employment practices.