|January 10, 2013
Salish Kootenai College honors Martin Luther King, Jr.
PABLO — On January 15, 16, and 17, Salish Kootenai College will once again host several events to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
On Tuesday, January 15, the college will hold its annual “Diversity Fair” in the Camas Room in the upper level of the Joe McDonald Health Center. This event will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will involve local school children in numerous activities and events that bring attention to Martin Luther King and his work and vision. SKC students, staff and the general public are invited to attend and participate in this unique event.
On Wednesday, January 16 at 12 p.m., Dr. George Price will be an honored guest speaker at the Johnny Arlee/Victor Charlo Theater located next to the McDonald gym. Dr. Price is a Professor of Native American and African American Studies at the University of Montana. He will be speaking on the connections that exist between Native American and African-American culture and heritage, and the struggles for freedom and civil rights that multiple cultures share. This guest lecture is free and open to the public.
On Thursday evening, January 17 at 6:30 p.m., another special event will be taking place in the Arlee/Charlo Theater on the SKC campus. The College will be hosting an “Interfaith Peace Panel”... a collective discussion involving spiritual leaders from diverse perspectives in Montana to address the question, “What Unites Us?” Organizers of this event hope that through constructive dialogue and mutually respectful communication, we can gain understandings about how we can all work to promote healthy, vibrant communities that embrace our diversity and foster a more peaceful coexistence locally and globally. The panel will consist of representatives from several religious and spiritual perspectives present in western Montana communities and beyond. Questions for the panelists can be submitted by email to email@example.com or through a Facebook site: www.facebook.com/MLKpanel Selected topics will be presented to panel members in a moderated discussion. The event should wrap up at around 8:30 p.m.
On Monday January 21, the College will be closed in accordance with the MLK holiday.
For more information on SKC’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Week, contact Doug Ruhman at (406) 275-4763 or firstname.lastname@example.org.