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King Week 2019 "Word From the Mountain Top" Oratory Contest

Presented by UAB Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at UAB Administration Building, Homewood

October 16 - January 26

On behalf of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and our partners at UAB Student Diversity and Multicultural Programs, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Urban Impact Inc., United Way of Central Alabama, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Birmingham Southern College, Jefferson State Community College, Samford University, and the City of Birmingham, we would like to invite your students to participate...

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On behalf of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and our partners at UAB Student Diversity and Multicultural Programs, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Urban Impact Inc., United Way of Central Alabama, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Birmingham Southern College, Jefferson State Community College, Samford University, and the City of Birmingham, we would like to invite your students to participate in our annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Word From the Mountain Top” oratory contest.

The purpose of the contest is to recognize and give students the opportunity to reflect on the words of Dr. King while connecting his message to issues facing our nation in the 21st century. In addition, participants are provided an opportunity to display and enhance their own writing and communication skills through oration.  Drawing inspiration from his ‘Beyond Vietnam’ speech, participants are asked to answer the question “What would you say to encourage listeners to act to preserve the best in our U.S. democratic society?”

The top three written speeches from each division (high school and college) will be selected as finalists and invited to participate in the oratorical portion of the competition. Prizes will be awarded to all finalists, and a grand prize will be given to the overall winner from each division.

Click here for a link to contest rules, regulations, and more information

The deadline to submit speeches is January 4, 2019, by 5:00 p.m.

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Dates & times

Wed, Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Dec 13 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm + 43 more dates and times

Sat, Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Dec 16 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Dec 17 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Dec 18 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Dec 19 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Dec 20 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Dec 22 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Dec 23 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Dec 24 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Dec 25 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Dec 26 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Dec 27 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Dec 28 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Dec 29 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Dec 30 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Dec 31 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Jan 01 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jan 02 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jan 03 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jan 04 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Jan 05 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Jan 06 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Jan 07 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Jan 08 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jan 09 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jan 10 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jan 11 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Jan 12 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Jan 13 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Jan 14 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Jan 15 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jan 16 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jan 17 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jan 18 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Jan 19 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Jan 21 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Jan 22 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jan 23 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jan 24 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm - Less dates

Admission

Free admission

Location

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1903 29th Avenue South, Homewood, AL

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