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United Tribes to host King Day program
14 January 2008

BISMARCK (UTN) United Tribes Technical College will host a public program observing the Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday, beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, January 21 in the college's Wellness Center on the campus in Bismarck.

      The program will offer interpretations about the holiday's meaning from the point of view of First Americans and launch the sixth annual North Dakota "Season for Nonviolence."

      Special guests Aruna and Vinod Seth, Bismarck, Gandhi Peace Network of North Dakota, first brought the nonviolence program to North Dakota in January 2002 during Martin Luther King Day celebrations at UTTC.

      The Season for Nonviolence is a 64 day program, from January 30 to April 4, designed to renew the legacies of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Individual practices are encouraged to demonstrate that nonviolence can heal, transform, and empower lives and communities. The year 2008 marks the 50th and 30th memorial anniversaries respectively for Gandhi and King. For more information visit www.gandhipeace.org.

      The public program at United Tribes is open to all citizens who wish to observe the national holiday.

Martin Luther King Day Agenda
Healing Room Lewis Goodhouse Wellness Center
Monday, January 21

Opening Ceremony

"Continuing the Dream," a short video about the peaceful vision of First Americans

Talks by:
Dr. David M. Gipp, UTTC President
Dr. Harriett Skye, UTTC Vice President of Intertribal Programs
Dr. Cheryl Long Feather, UTTC Research Director
Aruna and Vinod Seth, Gandhi Peace Network

Student Forum: "Dealing with Discrimination with Dignity"
Facilitated by Dr. Cheryl Long Feather

Closing Ceremony
9:00 a.m.

9:15 a.m.

9:30 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

12 noon


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