Western Michigan University: MLK Events


January 16, 2019

Art competition featuring original student artwork that honors Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy and exemplifies the celebration's annual theme. Art often has a way of unifying people and bringing sensitive issues to light. This competition encourages young people to find creative and artistic ways of bringing the Kalamazoo community together around a common purpose. Fifteen selected art competition pieces will be on display. Judges will select three winning pieces.

Book Bowl: Reading competition designed to encourage the love of reading and to promote literacy in Kalamazoo Public Schools. The program exposes young people to different genres of young adult literature focused on social justice in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Each student is responsible for reading two books, including one fiction and one non-fiction selection Students read the assigned books and prepare with their coaches and teammates for the competition.

For accommodations and further information, contact Tiffany B. White (tiffany.white@wmich.edu, 387-6327).

Both competitions begin in October and culminate in January.
5 p.m. (Refreshments served at 5:30 p.m.)
Linden Grove Middle School

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