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PULLMAN, Wash. — “Building True Community” is the theme of Washington State University’s 2003 Dr. Martin Luther King Community Celebration.

A breakfast, food drive, awards ceremony and banquet, unity march, strategic planning session and school student art and essay contest are among January activities being planned for the 16th annual celebration of Dr. King’s life and legacy.

“The celebration will focus on building true community and recognizing some of the people who work tirelessly at it,” said Herb Delaney, celebration chair.

Delaney said the following events are planned by WSU and area organizations. Final details will be announced soon. In addition, information about the process to nominate individuals for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Awards will be announced.

— Jan. 18, 9-11 a.m., Moscow Community Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Breakfast at Moscow Jr. High School. Speaker to be announced.

— Jan. 20, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., annual “A Day On, Not A Day Off” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Food Drive inside Pullman’s Safeway. All canned and non-perishable food items will be donated to the Pullman Food Bank. Volunteers are needed. Contact Herb Delaney, 509/335-7852.

— Jan. 21, 7-9 p.m., 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration and Distinguished Service Awards Ceremony and Banquet at WSU Compton Union Building’s Carey Ballroom. Contact Herb Delaney, 509/335-7852.

— Jan. 22, 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity March, “Remembering the March from Selma to Montgomery: Bloody Sunday.” The march begins at Pullman Baptist Church. Starting time and concluding location for the march to be announced. Contact Jeanne Bulgin, 509-335-2546, or Marshall Mitchell, 509/335-8888.

— Jan. 31, Noon-4 p.m., Community Strategic Planning, “Building True Community,” in WSU Compton Union Building’s Cascade Room. A light lunch will be served. Contact Herb Delaney, 509/335-7852.

— Jan. 31, 6 p.m., YWCA of WSU MLK Art and Essay Contest Awards Banquet in CUB Cascade Room. Contact Debi Robinson-Smith, 509/335-6849

For additional information, contact Delaney, 509/335-7852, delaney@wsu.edu. He is assistant director for community relations, WSU Office of Multicultural Student Services, and community relations specialist, WSU Marketing Communications.