Community Involvement Awards
In honor of
the late Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s recognition
that community service is essential to the struggle for equality,
the 2004 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Program Planning
Committee of the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce
the Ninth Annual Community Involvement Recognition Awards.
The Awards honor members of the Philadelphia community whose
active service to others best exemplifies the ideals Dr. King
espoused. Awards will be presented both to members of the Penn
community and to residents of the broader neighborhood. The
awards will be presented on Wednesday, January 21, 2004
as part of the University's commemoration of the MLK holiday.
We seek your
help in nominating individuals whose work most merits recognition.
Please share this information with others in your schools,
and organizations, so that we may identify those most deserving
of this award. Nomination forms may be submitted through Monday,
December 1, 2003. Forms may be obtained and submitted online
Should you have
any questions, please contact the African-American Resource
Center (215) 898-0104.
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
F. Gelburd, Co-Chair,
Involvement Awards Committee
Penn's Commitment to the Legacy:
Justice in Our Time
What are you doing for others?
Each one of us can positively impact the lives of others by
taking steps to combat the social injustices that exist today.
The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. exemplifies the potential
we have as change agents.
To commemorate the life
and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the University of
Pennsylvania is proud to sponsor the Dr. Martin Luther King,
Jr. Commemorative Symposium on Social Change. The symposium
will run January 19-30, 2004. This year's theme is Penn's
Commitment to the Legacy: Social Justice in Our Time.
The 2004 Commemorative
Symposium is a wonderful opportunity for Penn and the
Philadelphia community to learn about today's inequalities
and take action to promote social justice. The symposium offers
dynamic programming that empowers individuals to help end the
practice of racism, strengthen and appreciate diversity, serve
the campus and surrounding area, embrace cultural arts, nurture
a quest for knowledge, support free expression, and embrace
an interfaith community.
Now is the time
to work towards achieving social justice. Please join us on
Monday, January 19, 2004 as "a day on and not a day
off." We hope you will encourage your family, friends, co-workers
and fellow students to sacrifice a portion of the day to participate
in one of the several volunteer projects offered by the University.
J. Quinichett, Executive Chair,
Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Symposium Executive