MLK Celebration 2014 NR
News Releases

For Immediate Release

January 7, 2014

For additional information: 

Chato Hazelbaker
Chief Communications Officer

Telephone:  360-992-2921

Email:  chazelbaker@clark.edu

 

Clark College Hosts Internationally Known
Diversity Trainer to Celebrate Dr. King

Filmmaker and educator Lee Mun Wah will lead a day of lectures, film, and service

to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on January 22

 

Lee Mun Wah  

VANCOUVER, Wash. - Clark College will honor the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Wednesday, January 22, with “The Unfinished Conversation,” a full day of programming designed to celebrate the civil rights leader’s legacy of justice, understanding, and service. Many of these events will be open to the public and feature internationally renowned diversity educator Lee Mun Wah.

During the morning, Lee will conduct a training on “Creating Community in a Diverse School Environment” for Clark College staff and faculty. He will then deliver the celebration’s keynote address, “Only a World Away,” in Gaiser Student Center from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. From 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., he will host a student dialog in PUB 161. That evening at 5:30, Lee will screen If These Halls Could Talk, his documentary about college students tackling issues of race and racism, followed by a post-movie discussion. Light refreshments will be served at the screening, which will be held in Gaiser Student Center.

The keynote address, student dialog, and film screening are all free and open to the public.

In addition to these activities, Clark College students will participate in a service project at Washington Elementary School in conjunction with the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Washington. This event is organized by Clark’s Volunteer & Service-Learning Program, which connects Clark students with opportunities to learn and serve by helping their community. In fall quarter of 2013 alone, 307 Clark College students volunteered 4,965 hours in the community through service-learning projects.

Clark College is located at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver. Driving directions and parking maps are available at www.clark.edu/maps. Individuals who need accommodation due to a disability in order to fully participate in this event may contact Clark’s Disability Support Services Office at 360-992-2314 or
360-991-0901 (video phone) or send an email message to tjacobs@clark.edu within one week of the event.

For more information about these events, visit www.clark.edu/special/mlk.

About Lee Mun Wah

Lee Mun Wah is an internationally renowned Chinese-American documentary filmmaker, author, poet, Asian folkteller, educator, community therapist and master diversity trainer. For more than 25 years he was a resource specialist and counselor in the San Francisco Unified School District. He later became a consultant to private schools, working with students that had severe learning and behavioral issues.

A skilled documentary filmmaker, his award-winning work includes Stolen Ground, The Color of Fear, Walking Each Other Home, Last Chance for Eden, and If These Halls Could Talk. His newest book, Let’s Get Real – What People of Color Can’t Say & Whites Won’t Ask, was released in 2011.

Lee is now the Executive Director of StirFry Seminars & Consulting, a diversity training company that provides educational tools and workshops on issues pertaining to cross-cultural communication and awareness, mindful facilitation, and conflict mediation techniques.

Thousands of people from government and social service agencies, corporations and educational institutions have taken Lee’s workshops and partnered with StirFry Seminars & Consulting on their diversity initiatives.

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