Keeping the Dream Alive in the New Millennium

Dear Members of the Penn Community,

The MLK Planning Committee has begun planning for the 2001 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration and Symposium that commences on January 15, 2001 through January 26, 2001.

This year's theme is "Keeping the Dream Alive in the New Millennium." The goal of the Celebration and Symposium is to offer a variety of academically based programs that fosters campus-wide participation in dialogue that reflects Dr. King's philosophy and ideals.

Over the past five years there has been a growing movement to transform the Martin Luther King federal holiday into a day of active citizenship and volunteer service.

As January 15, 2001, marks the first year the University will be officially closed, you will now have the opportunity to celebrate Dr. King's life and example of action, through service. The planning committee is developing several service projects for January 15, which will take place on the campus and the surrounding community. Details about these specific projects will be announced in a few weeks. For additional information, contact the African-American Resource Center at (215) 898-0104 or via e-mail aarc@pobox.upenn.edu.

--Jack B. Lewis, Assistant Director, African-American Resource Center; Chair, MLK Planning Committee

MLK: Commitment to Community Nominations

To Members of the University Community and West Philadelphia Community Leaders:

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"

--Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In recognition of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s commitment to community service as essential to the struggle for equality, the 2001 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Program Planning Committee of the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the Fourth Annual Community Involvement Recognition Awards. The Awards have been conceived to honor members of the University of Pennsylvania community and members of the broader West Philadelphia community whose service involvements have best exemplified the ideals espoused by Dr. King. Four awards in total will be presented; two will go to members of the Penn community, and two will honor members of the broader community. The awards will be presented during the week of January 15, 2001, as a part of the University's commemoration of the King Holiday.

We 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. Nomination forms may be submitted through Friday, December 1, 2000.

Should you have any questions, please contact the African-American Resource Center at (215) 898-0104 or via email at aarc@pobox.upenn.edu. or visit the African-American Resouce Center's website at www.upenn.edu/aarc/MLK2001awards.html.

Thank 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.

--Jack B. Lewis, Assistant Director, African-American Resource Center; Chair, MLK Planning Committee


Almanac, Vol. 47, No. 11, November 7, 2000

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