CSULB’s 11th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will be held Thursday, February 11th from noon to 1pm at the Speakers Platform across from the Bookstore.
This year’s Celebration under the theme “King on Education” will feature inspirational performances by CSULB faculty, staff and students utilizing excerpts from Dr. King’s historic speeches on topics that correlate with student access, affordability and other educational challenges of today.
Speakers include Dr. Erylene Piper- Mandy, professor in the department of Africana Studies, Dr. James Sauceda, Director, Multicultural Center, ASI President Chris Chavez, and CSULB students Avis Atkins, and Alejandro Hinojosa. CSULB’s Gospel Choir and Dominic McDonald from the Long Beach Slam Team will also perform. The Celebration will conclude with a CSULB Community Drum led by professor Craig Stone from American Indian Studies.
A special addition to this year’s program will be a CSULB educational resource fair. Invited CSULB departments include the Library, Career Center, Women’s Resource Center, Student Life& Development, the Scholarship Office, Student Councils, the Learning Assistance Center, the Multi-Cultural Center, Financial Aid, University Police ,Student Health Services and the University Center for Undergraduate Advising. Representatives from the 2010 US Census have also been invited to participate in the fair.
In keeping with the CSULB King Celebration tradition, students from area schools have been invited as part of CSULB outreach efforts. This year, 35 students from neighboring Hill Middle School will take a tour of the campus before attending the Celebration.
The annual King Celebration is coordinated by a CSULB staff and student volunteer planning committee and is sponsored by donations. In the case of rain, the event will be cancelled.
For information, contact Valerie Bordeaux at (562) 985-5358.