Diversity Action Team in Agriculture celebrating MLK week
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue University Diversity Action Team in Agriculture is planning four events next week on campus for the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration week.
"These events celebrate not only the great contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. but demonstrate our college's commitment to building an inclusive environment where all students, faculty, staff and alumni feel welcomed, respected and valued as unique individuals," said Pamala Morris, an assistant dean and director of the College of Agriculture's Office of Multicultural Programs.
Here are the events:
* Tuesday (Jan. 17): The diversity message board will be up in the Lilly Hall entrance. Designed as an interactive discussion, students, faculty and staff are invited to give their input on what they believe is important in making Purdue Agriculture a diverse community. Refreshments will be available to those participating.
* Wednesday (Jan. 18): Gary Weaver, a professor in the School of International Service at American University, will give a keynote address titled "Building an Inclusive, Respectful Environment" from 2-3:30 p.m. in Fowler Hall. Weaver, a member of the country's largest school of international affairs, specializes in topics that include working in a multicultural workforce, law enforcement in a cultural diverse community, culture shock, cross-cultural negotiation, conflict resolution, and American identity movements and multicultural childcare.
* Jan. 19: The College of Agriculture is teaming with the Purdue Catholic Students Organization for a Spring Semester Food Drive from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Church. Donations of non-perishable food and paper items will support the St. John's Food Pantry in Lafayette.
* Jan. 20: The documentary "Standing on My Sisters' Shoulders" will be shown at 11 a.m. in the Deans Auditorium of Pfendler Hall. The film tells the story of Mississippi women who emerged as grass-roots civil rights leaders in the 1950s. A discussion of the film will follow.
Writer: Brian Wallheimer, 765-496-2050, email@example.com
Source: Pamala Morris, 765-494-8293, firstname.lastname@example.org
Purdue University Martin Luther King Celebration