Texas Community Colleges

WTC Announces Events for Dr. King Week


SNYDER— Western Texas College announced today the events the college is hosting to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., January 16-19, 2017.

“We felt it was time to expand our observance this year,” said LaVeeda Newsome, WTC English instructor and one of the organizers of the event.

“The events this year will be more interactive with the students, faculty, staff and the community.”

WTC will host events January 16-19, 2017.

On Monday, January 16, the college will host an “Open Mic Poetry Lunch.” The event will take place in the newly renovated cafeteria, located in the basement of the Student Center.  Organizers encourage students, faculty, staff, and the public to share their poetry during lunch. The event is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

On Tuesday, January 17, “The Silent March” of contemplation will take place on campus. The march begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Student Commons, located on the first floor of Glover Hall. Vernon Clay is the guest speaker for the event.

On Wednesday, January 18, “The Dream Forum” will take place in WTC’s Fine Arts Theatre. The panel will lead a lively and respectful discussion concerning pertinent topics in the country’s current cultural climate.

On Thursday, January 19, the college again hosts “Open Mic Poetry Lunch II.” Those who missed Monday’s event and those wanting more are encouraged to attend and participate.

All Dr. King Week events at WTC are open to WTC students, faculty, staff and the community.

Western Texas College is located at 6200 College Avenue in Snyder.