About 200 people turned out Saturday (Jan. 17) for the 20th annual Brown County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration held at NWTC. As we told you here last week, UW-Green Bay plays a major organizational and sponsorship role in the annual event, with several faculty and staff members serving on the event planning committee and carrying out key roles during the celebration. Sue Mattison, dean of the College of Professional Studies, spoke during the event, sharing thoughts on Dr. King’s legacy before handing out poster and essay contest awards to students in grades kindergarten through three. Faculty and staff members Juliet Cole, Jolanda Sallmann, Justin Mallett, Gaurav Bansal, Mussie Teclezion, Tohoro Francis Akakpo and Kelly Moore serve on the MLK planning committee.
We told you here yesterday that UW-Green Bay is a major sponsor and organizer for the annual Brown County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration, taking place from 10:30 a.m.-Noon Saturday (Jan. 17) in the Student Center at NWTC. Event planning committee members have been busy promoting the celebration on local media, with TV appearances yesterday and today designed to offer audiences a preview of Saturday’s festivities. University Communication staffer and planning committee co-chair Kelly Moore appeared today (Thursday, Jan. 15) on WBAY’s Noon Show, while fellow co-chair Mohammed Bey, director of Diversity and Inclusion on NWTC, appeared Wednesday (Jan. 14) in two segments on Local 5 Live. You can check out the spots below:
WBAY’s Noon Show: Kelly Moore
Local 5 Live: Mohammed Bey
Local 5 Live: Mohammed Bey
UW-Green Bay is a major sponsor and organizer of the 20th annual Brown County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration, taking place from 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday (Jan. 17) in the Student Center at NWTC. Our MLK Committee members tell us this year’s event will feature all-new entertainment, including Mexican folk dance, Native American dance, Irish dance and a performance by the Divine Temple Gospel Choir. Kiddos in grades K-12 will receive awards in this year’s poster and essay contest, centered on the event’s theme of “Working for Justice Everywhere.” Our own Sue Mattison, Dean of the College of Professional Studies, will offer brief remarks and present the awards for grades K-3, and several other faculty and staff members will play central roles in presenting the celebration. The event concludes with a free community lunch, so come on out. Read more details.
We told you here recently about the 19th annual Community Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday, and UW-Green Bay’s co-sponsorship of, and participation in, the event (news.uwgb.edu/multimedia/photos/01/21/photos-mlk-community-celebration/) During the weekend, the Green Bay Press-Gazette featured some of this year’s winning K-12 poster and essay contest winners, and has posted all the winning MLK entries online for viewing. They’ll also be displayed, at a to-be-determined date, at the Brown County Central Library, 515 Pine St. Check out the paper’s gallery, featuring the inspiring words of students’ take on “A Vision for Peace,” the theme of the Jan. 18 celebration: click here.
Hundreds of community members turned out Saturday (Jan. 18) for the 19th annual Brown County Community Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday. Held at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and co-sponsored and coordinated in conjunction with UW-Green Bay, St. Norbert College and others, this annual event features multicultural music, meaningful reflections, K-12 poster and essay awards and more. This year’s theme was “A Vision for Peace,” and students from throughout Brown County shared their interpretation of the vision, and of King’s dream. For a great photo gallery and a who’s-who of UW-Green Bay involvement, check out our new feature story.
Hundreds of Brown County residents shared a vision for peace Saturday, Jan. 18 during the annual Community Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday.
Held at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and presented in conjunction with UW-Green Bay, St. Norbert College and other community partners, the 19th annual celebration featured music, reflections and tributes to the great Civil Rights leader. Students in grades K-12 offered their interpretation of King’s dream through a poster and essay contest reflecting on “A Vision for Peace,” this year’s celebration theme.
UW-Green Bay once again was well represented during the event, with several members of the University faculty and staff serving on the planning committee that coordinates the celebration. Chancellor Tom Harden offered personal reflections and presented poster and essay contest awards to students in grades K-3, while Juliet Cole, associate director of the Institute for Learning Partnership, coordinated the poster/essay contest and danced with the Nia African and African-American Dancers and Drummers.
Other involved faculty and staff members included faculty members Jolanda Sallmann and Francis Akakpo (Social Work); Gaurav Bansal and Mussie Teclezion (Business Administration); Prof. Emeritus Judy Martin and staff members Cole and committee co-chair Kelly McBride Moore (University Communication).
UW-Green Bay is one of the major sponsors for the annual MLK event. More information is available online.
— Photos by Shannon Fallon, NWTC student
Several folks with UW-Green Bay ties made it an early morning Thursday, appearing on WLUK, Fox 11’s Good Day Wisconsin to promote Saturday’s (Jan. 18) community celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. As we told you here previously, UW-Green Bay is a major sponsor of the event, which will be held from 10:30 a.m.-noon in the Student Center at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. It is free and open to the public. Our own Juliet Cole, of the Institute for Learning Partnership, appeared live in the 5 a.m. hour to talk about the celebration and the Nia African and African-American drumming and dancing group that will perform (Cole is the founder of and a dancer with the group). Assistant Prof. Gaurav Bansal’s two children appeared in the 6 and 7 a.m. hours, performing classical Indian dance and talking about an award-winning poem from last year’s celebration, respectively. And University Communications staffer Yvonne Splan’s daughter, Alyssa, also appeared during the 7 a.m. hour, talking about her winning essay from last year’s event. You can catch all the segments, and find out more about the event, by clicking the links below.
WLUK, Fox 11
UW-Green Bay News
UW-Green Bay’s Juliet Cole will be among the guests on tomorrow morning’s (Thursday, Jan. 16) “Good Day Wisconsin” program, appearing to speak about Saturday’s (Jan. 18) Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration. Cole, as we’ve told you before, is one of several UW-Green Bay members of the event’s planning committee, for which the University is a major sponsor. She’ll be on bright (actually, still dark) and early at 5:45 a.m., on the first of four segments about Saturday’s 19th annual celebration. The other segments will air at 6:45, 7:15 and 8:15 a.m., respectively. Catch them live or after the fact at www.wluk.com. And don’t forget to join in the celebration, from 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday in the Student Center at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Check out our news release for more info.
UW-Green Bay once again is a major sponsor for the 19th annual Community Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday, taking place from 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Jan. 18 in the Student Center at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. This annual event honoring King’s life and legacy features inspiring remarks from community and educational leaders, multicultural music and dance performances, poster/essay contest awards for grades K-12, a rendition of King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech and more. A free lunch follows the event, which is free and open to the public.
Our own Chancellor Tom Harden again will be part of this year’s event, offering brief remarks before handing out contest awards. Numerous faculty and staff members are part of the MLK event planning committee, as well. They are Tohoro (Francis) Akakpo, Social Work; Gaurav Bansal, Business Administration; James Coates, Education; Juliet Cole, Institute for Learning Partnership; Kelly McBride Moore, University Communication; Jolanda Sallmann, Social Work; and Mussie Teclezion, Business Administration.