Whittier College News Release
WHITTIER COLLEGE CONTEST “DARES TO DREAM”
WHITTIER, CA (January 10, 2005)—“Dare
to Dream,” the Fifth Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Contest at
Whittier College, will take place on Thursday, January 27, at the Ruth B.
Shannon Center for the Performing Arts on the Whittier campus. An opening
reception begins at 6:00 p.m., with the contest following promptly at 7:00 p.m.
Admission is free and open to the public, however reservations are required and
may be obtained by calling the Shannon Center Box Office, (562) 907-4203.
According to Delaphine Hudson, coordinator for the event and assistant dean of students and director of residential life for the college: “In previous contests, finalists have focused on Dr. King’s achievements and his philosophy of non-violent opposition to social injustice, as well as other related issues like religion, class, gender, age, and sexual orientation.”
The Ruth B. Shannon Center is located at the northeast corner of Painter Ave. and Philadelphia St. on the Whittier College campus.
Founded by Quakers in 1887, Whittier College is an independent, four-year college offering a traditional liberal arts program integrated with both professional and pre-professional courses of study. With an emphasis on diversity, community, and curricular innovation, the College’s primary mission is to endow students with the education, skills, and values appropriate for global leadership and service.
Whittier Law School, which is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools, is located on a separate campus in Orange County.
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