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.
We shared this link yesterday in our photo-illustrated LOG Extra. In case you missed it, perhaps because you’re off-campus and don’t subscribe, check out our photo gallery from Saturday’s Community Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration, co-sponsored by UW-Green Bay and held at NWTC. In addition to the University’s extensive participation, we also were well represented in those covering the MLK event, with University Communication student interns Holly Williams and Veronica Wierer volunteering their time to photograph the celebration. The pair, who also helped with December Commencement coverage, captured some terrific images during Saturday’s event. See photo gallery.
We told you the other day about the community celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birth, taking place from 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday (Jan. 19) at NWTC. UW-Green Bay is a major sponsor for the event, and numerous faculty and staff members have been working to prepare for the 18th annual program. Starting early Wednesday (Jan. 16), Fox 11’s “Good Day Wisconsin” show aired three live segments previewing the celebration, with dancers, poster and essay contest entries and reflections on Dr. King’s legacy. Our own Juliet Cole, associate director of UW-Green Bay’s Institute for Learning Partnership, was interviewed during the first segment, before the Nia drummers — part of the UW-Green Bay and community group Nia dancers — took the stage for a preview performance. Check out all three live segments below, and look for a fourth taped segment Saturday morning on “Good Day Wisconsin.” We’ve also linked to our press release, in case you missed it the other day. Hope to see you there!
Fox 11 – Good Day Wisconsin
UW-Green Bay News
Community members from throughout Northeastern Wisconsin are invited to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the 18th annual community celebration of his birth Saturday, Jan. 19 at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, 2740 W. Mason St.
The event, which runs from 10:30 a.m. until noon, will feature music, dancing, food, and reflections on King’s message. Organizers also will distribute awards for the annual K-12 poster, essay and poetry contest, which asks area students to reflect on the 2013 program’s theme, “Advancing the Dream Together: What is my role?”
NWTC, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, US Bank and Schreiber Foods are major sponsors for the event, which is organized by a community committee that also includes members from St. Norbert College and elsewhere. The celebration is free and open to the public.
UW-Green Bay Chancellor Tom Harden will offer brief remarks during the event, and will hand out poster and essay contest awards for the kindergarten through grade 3 category. Associate Education Prof. James Coates will present Dr. King’s famous “I Have a Dream Speech,” offering a stirring, heartfelt reading that is always an event highlight. Several UW-Green Bay faculty and staff members serve on the MLK event planning committee, including faculty members Jolanda Sallmann and Francis Akakpo (Social Work); Gaurav Bansal and Mussie Teclezion (Business Administration); Prof. Emeritus Judy Martin (Social Work); and staff members Juliet Cole (Institute for Learning Partnership) and committee co-chair Kelly McBride (University Communication). UW-Green Bay faculty, staff and students helped judge the poster and essay contest entries with colleagues from NWTC and St. Norbert.
The event will also feature remarks by community and educational leaders, dance performances by the Hmong, Nia and Lasya Dancers, a rendition of “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing,” and the Oneida Hymn Singers also will perform. You can get a sneak peek at the event Wednesday (Jan. 16) morning on WLUK, Fox 11’s “Good Day Wisconsin.” The program will air live segments on the MLK event at 5:45, 6:45, 7:15 and 8:15 a.m.
For more information on the event, visit www.browncomlk.org, check out “Brown County MLK” on Facebook or follow @BrownCountyMLK on Twitter.