Martin Luther King, Jr. State Holiday Commission

 
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED ON OR BEFORE  NOVEMBER 1, 2019 
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Dear Educators & Friends of Education,
 
 
The Martin Luther King, Jr. State Holiday Commission joins the YWCA Wheeling in extending an invitation to all school aged children in WV to participate in the YWCA “Project on Racism Essay Contest", formerly known as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest.  We are continuing the essay portion of the contest and welcoming our new elements: The Music/Song contest, & The Five Minute Film contest along with the essays. The Project on Racism Contest still honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., while encouraging students’ creativity through essay writing, musical expression, and film.   The YWCA Wheeling is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Attached is a packet explaining more in detail.
 
The 2020 Project on Racism Contest will be based on the following quote from Dr. King:

 

"We will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” 

      -Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

 

We hope that you will consider incorporating our contest into your fall projects and curriculum.  Please feel free to contact me with any issues, concerns and or/questions.  Thank you in advance for your participation, patience and consideration.
 
Ron Scott, Jr., Program Director
Cultural Diversity and Community Outreach
Telephone:  (304) 232-0511   Fax:  (304) 232-0513
Email:  cdcodirector@ywcawheeling.org

 

Contest Rules

 

Essay Category

 

5-Minute Film Category

 

Song/Music Category

 

Contest Winners

 

Stand Against Racism – is a movement of the YWCA that aims to eliminate racism by raising awareness through its annual event which takes place the last Friday of each April. We address the root cause of racism and encourage conversations across diverse communities in the USA.