Remembering the Dream,
Living the Vision
Commitment to Community Nominations, below]
Members of the Penn Community,
MLK Planning Committee has begun preparations for the 2002 Martin
Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration and Symposium. This multi-faceted
program will take place January 21- February 1, 2002.
year's theme is Remembering the Dream, Living the Vision.
The goal of the two-week long Celebration and Symposium is to offer
a variety of academically-based programs to foster campus-wide dialogue
that reflects Dr. King's philosophies and ideals.
the years there has been a growing movement to transform the Martin
Luther King federal holiday into a day of active citizenship and
that end, the planning committee is developing several service projects
which will take place on campus and in the surrounding community
on the holiday. Additionally, a full slate of commemorative events
are being planned for the weeks following the holiday to give as
many members of the Penn community as possible an opportunity to
"remember the dream and live the vision."
details about the 2002 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration
and Symposium will be announced in a few weeks. For more information,
contact the African-American Resource Center at (215) 898-0104 or
Afi Roberson, Chair, 2002 MLK Planning Committee
to Community Nominations:
Members of the University Community and West Philadelphia Community
most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
recognition of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s commitment
to community service as essential to the struggle for equality,
the 2002 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Program Planning
Committee of the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce
the Fifth Annual Community Involvement Recognition Awards. The Awards
were created to honor members of the University of Pennsylvania
community and members of the broader West Philadelphia community
whose service have best exemplified the ideals espoused by Dr. King.
awards will be presented. Two will be presented to members of the
Penn community, and two will honor members of the community at large.
The awards will be presented on Thursday January 24, 2002, at the
Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Program.
seek your help in nominating individuals whose work most merits
recognition. Please share this information with others in your schools,
departments, and organizations so that we may identify those most
deserving of this award.
forms are available at www.upenn.edu/aarc/Nomform.html
and may be submitted through Friday December 7, 2001.
more information please contact the African-American Resource Center
at (215) 898-0104 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
you in advance for helping to pay special homage to those individuals
who have demonstrated extraordinary service and commitment to enhance
the University of Pennsylvania and the West Philadelphia community.
Chair, 2002 MLK Planning Committee
Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 12, November 13, 2001