Waukesha County Technical College to host Martin Luther King Jr. program Monday, Jan. 21
PEWAUKEE, Wis. (Monday, Jan. 14 , 2019) – Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) is honoring the work of influential civil rights leader and activist Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the College’s gymnasium.
The College’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day event -- which is organized by the WCTC Multicultural Resource Center, and Diversity and Inclusion Committee -- is free and open to the public. It will feature a keynote speaker, musical performances and slideshow presentation by Waukesha high school and WCTC students, and a light lunch. Registration is required and seating is limited: tinyurl.com/wctcmlk2019.
The event’s keynote speaker, Reggie Jackson, is an award-winning journalist, head historian at America’s Black Holocaust Museum, and educator and consultant at Nurturing Diversity Partners. He has also served as a race relations expert for several media outlets, among them CNN, Reuters and National Public Radio.
In his presentation, “Moving from Bias to Justice: Can we Answer King’s call?” Jackson will explain the social roots of unconscious bias, its costs to society, and the ways in which individuals can fulfill America’s promise of liberty and justice.
WCTC has hosted MLK events for students and the community for many years, said Rolando DeLeon, WCTC’s diversity coordinator, and the annual event is a chance to commit to starting more meaningful conversations about racial justice and take action against racial injustice.
“The MLK event gives us the opportunity to remember Dr. King’s legacy, and to recognize and appreciate the strides he made, while also recognizing the change that is still needed,” DeLeon said.
Waukesha County Technical College, the leader in workforce development, prepares learners for success within the region and global economy. The College offers more than 150 areas of study including associate degree, technical diploma, apprenticeship and short-term certificate programs. Customized training for employers is also available. To learn more, visit www.wctc.edu.