Whittier College News Release

Whittier College
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Reference: 03/04: 38
Date: Jan. 15, 2004
Contact: Judy Browning at (562) 907-4216

Whittier College Contest Asks “Are We Really Living the Dream?”

WHAT: Fourth Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Contest at Whittier College

WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 29: Opening reception, 6 p.m.; contest begins at 7 p.m.
WHERE: The Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier College
COST: Free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Tickets are available by calling the Shannon Center Box Office at 562-907-4203, or at the door on Jan. 29.

ADD: “Are We Really Living the Dream?” This is the question contest entrants will be asked to answer in their seven-minute talks. The speeches should explain how the students can contribute to Dr. King’s vision for justice and civil rights for all people, according to Delaphine Hudson, assistant dean of students and director of residential life at the college, who also said there will be entertainment incorporated throughout the event. The speakers may incorporate King’s achievements and his philosophy of non-violent opposition to social injustice, Hudson said, as well as other related issues like religion, class, gender, age, sexual orientation and other abilities.

INFORMATION: Call the Shannon Center Box Office at 562-907-4203 for ticket information. Any questions on the competition should be directed to the Office of Residential Life at 562-907-4223.

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