As an organization devoted to social justice, UC's NAACP Chapter is honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by hosting an event entitled “Celebrate the Dream: The Official UC Icebreaker”. Pursuing equal education opportunities for all people despite color or creed was an issue of significant importance to Dr. King, and still remains one today in 2011.
This event is in Great Hall on Saturday, January 15, 2011 from 10:00pm until 1:30am.
The purpose of this event is not only to celebrate the dream that King had, but also to make sure it is sustained and progressed over the years. This party will inform its guests of current information and facts revolving around current education issues.
We will have petitions for students to sign in order to recognize that there is indeed an education problem within in our country. We will be collecting data from the guest in order to help further UC’s goal to bridge the gap of disparities within our current education system.
- At UC, 66% of white males graduate within six years, while only 33% of black males graduate within six years.
We will be collecting used books at the doors that will be donated to local Cincinnati high schools. We will also be raffling off book scholarships and other items to our guests as an acknowledgement for their support and encouragement to stay in school.
We are asking that you show support by attending this event and bring books that can be donated.