PULLMAN, Wash. — There will be a historical theme to the Jan. 22 Unity March in Pullman honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
During the event, entitled “Remembering the March from Selma to Montgomery: Bloody Sunday,” 40 marchers will represent some who lost their lives during the civil rights movement. The marchers will carry individual posters displaying a slain person’s photo and information about their death, said Herb Delaney, chair of the 2003 Dr. Martin Luther King Community Celebration.
Those marching will include Washington State University and University of Idaho students, faculty and staff and Pullman-Moscow area residents.
Marchers and others will gather in Pullman Baptist Church, 125 SE Spring St., for a program set for 4:30 p.m. Included in the program will be a 38-minute Southern Poverty Law Center teaching tolerance video and a 15-minute rendition of a King speech by Carl Mack, NAACP Seattle chapter president.
At 5:30 p.m., outside the church, marchers will gather. Starting at 5:45 p.m., they will walk east on Main Street and north on Stadium Way, ending at WSU’s Compton Union Building. In the CUB Cascade room, marchers will attend a short program. The posters they carried in the march will be on display in the Cascade Room starting Jan. 23.
Pullman Transit will provide transportation for the marchers from the CUB to the church at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.
For additional information on the march and program at Pullman Baptist Church, contact Marshall Mitchell, (509) 335-8888, or Jeanne Bulgin, (509) 335-2546.
In the CUB’s Carey Ballroom, award winners will be honored during the 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration and Distinguished Service Awards Ceremony and Banquet, 7-9 p.m. Jan. 22. Deadline for reserving tickets — $10 for adults and $5 for students and children — is Jan. 15. More ticket information go to the following Web site: www.wsu.edu/MLK .
For awards banquet information, contact Michele Beckmann, (509) 335-7852.
Honored during the banquet will be WSU and UI faculty, staff, students and Pullman-Moscow area community members winning Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Awards.
Award nomination deadline is Jan. 10. A nomination form must be completed for each nominee. To fill out a form online, go to www.wsu.edu/MLK/nomination.html. Forms may also be obtained from the WSU Office of Multicultural Student Services, Lighty Student Services Building, Room 190, and the UI Office of Multicultural Affairs, Administration Building, Room 342. To be mailed or faxed a form call, (509) 335-7852 or (208) 885-7716, or e-mail MLKjr@wsu.edu.
For additional information go to www.wsu.edu/MLK or contact Delaney, (509) 335-7852, firstname.lastname@example.org. He is assistant director for community relations, WSU Office of Multicultural Student Services, and community relations specialist, WSU Marketing Communications.