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Clark College News and Events


January 8, 2007
For Immediate Release
For additional information:
Barbara Kerr, Executive Director of Communications and Marketing
Telephone: 360-992-2921
bkerr@clark.edu

HONORING A DREAM

Clark College hosts events to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

VANCOUVER, Wash. – On January 16 and 17, Clark College will host events honoring the life and dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   The focus of the celebration, sponsored by Clark College Multicultural Student Affairs, will be “Everyday Kings:  Taking the Struggle to End Racism into Your Own Hands.”

author and artist damali ayoOn Tuesday, January 16, the college will welcome artist and author damali ayo.  She will speak from 6:00-8:30 p.m. in the Gaiser Hall Student Center.  Gaiser Hall is located on the northwest corner of Clark College’s main campus on Fort Vancouver Way between E. McLoughlin Blvd. and Fourth Plain Blvd.  The author of How to Rent a Negro, damali ayo has been featured in Harper’s Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, “The O’Reilly Factor” on Fox News Channel, as well as programs on ABC News and on MSNBC. 

Following ayo’s presentation, refreshments will be provided in the Penguin Student Union Fireside Lounge.   ayo will sign copies of her book, which is available in the Clark College Bookstore.

On Wednesday, January 17, civil rights advocate Hari Kondabolu of Hate Free Zone Washington will moderate an interactive discussion on “protecting civil liberties and human rights for all.”  The session will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Rooms 258 B&C of the Penguin Student Union.  The Penguin Student Union is located on the northwest corner of Clark College’s main campus on Fort Vancouver Way between E. McLoughlin Blvd. and Fourth Plain Blvd. 

Both events are free and open to the public. Anyone needing accommodation due to a disability in order to fully participate in these events should contact Clark College’s Disability Support Services Office at (360) 992-2314 or (360) 992-2835 (TTY) or visit PSU room 014, by January 11, 2007.

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