UW News

January 4, 2007

UW Medicine celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Two events in coming days will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

UW Medical Center/Health Sciences: The Noble Road to Peace, Jan. 11

UW Medical Center/Health Sciences celebration will honor Dr. King. from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 11, in the Warren G. Magnuson Health Sciences Center Lobby. This year’s theme is The Noble Road to Peace. The keynote speaker for the event will be Nikhil Pal Singh, UW associate professor of history. Catherine Claiborne, a graduate student in the UW Jackson School of International Studies, Evans School of Public Affairs, and the International Health certificate program in the School of Public Health & Community Medicine, will also speak.

Entertainment will be provided by Eckstein Middle School Jazz Band, the John Stanford International School Choir, and Seattle Poet Populist Jourdan Keith. The Distinguished Community Award and UW Community Service awards will be announced at the celebration.

Harborview Medical Center: Live the Dream, Jan. 12

Harborview Medical Center will celebrate Dr. King with speech and song from 2 to 4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 12. The Live the Dream event, sponsored by Harborview’s Cultural Diversity Advisory Council and administration, will be held in the Harborview cafeteria, located in the West Hospital basement, 325 Ninth Ave.

The event’s featured speaker will be Ed Taylor, UW vice provost and dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs and associate professor of educational leadership and policy studies. Taylor’s expertise includes the history of higher education, policies and programs servicing disenfranchised groups in secondary and post-secondary settings, and the construction of race-based policy.

Micki Flowers, former health reporter for KIRO-TV, will be the mistress of ceremonies