Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. commemorative event
For more than 30 years, UW-Whitewater has honored the legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and our campus’ commitment to promoting his dream for an America for all people. We honor his work creating an inclusive, open and affirming environment and by promoting inclusion through unique and special events. We will again recognize the indelible mark Dr. King left through his work to create a more just nation for all citizens. This year’s keynote speaker will present at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 in the University Center Hamilton Room.
Our stellar presenter will be Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. Dr. Moore currently serves as director of The Privilege Institute and The National White Privilege Conference, both founded under his direction to provide opportunities and possibilities for research, publications, speaking and collaborations by those committed to true social and institutional change. The White Privilege Conference has become one of the top national and international conferences for participants who want to move beyond dialogue and into action around issues of diversity, power, privilege, and leadership.
We are excited to have Dr. Moore join us and for him to provide his insight on these critical topics as we honor and celebrate Dr. King. I am looking forward to hearing Dr. Moore’s remarks and I hope you will join me and other campus colleagues in this celebration of Dr. King’s dream and vision for our country. As a campus community, we are embodying our value of social responsibility by honoring his work and memory for a better state and better nation.
Dr. Dwight C. Watson