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Title: 2008 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

2008 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
  • Theme One Dream, One World, One Community
  • Location CHASE River Front Center
  • Date Monday, January 21, 2008
  • Time 1230 500 PM

About Roland S. Martin
  • A nationally syndicated columnist and
    Chicago-based radio host, holding a bachelor's of
    science degree in journalism from Texas AM
  • Executive editor of the Chicago Defender, the
    nation's largest black daily newspaper
  • Analyst for CNN, appearing numerous times on
    MSNBC, Fox News, Court TV, BET Nightly News, BBC
    News, National Public Radio, The Word Network and
    America's Black Forum
  • Commentator for TV One Cable Network and hosts
    The Roland S. Martin Show on VON/1690AM in
    Chicago each weekday
  • A multimedia journalist who can do it all -
    report it, shoot it, write it, produce it, edit
    it and voice it!

Program Structure
  • The program structure is based on seven (7)
    Program Zones with designated co-leads from Du
    Pont and the City Of Wilmington.
  • The Zone Co-Leads will report into Linda Morris
    and Tanya Washington, who are the overall Event
    Planning Leaders.
  • Volunteers can sign-up to help by Zones which
    helps to ensure that you work in areas of
    interest to you.
  • The Zone Co-leads will work through the Volunteer
    Team in requesting additional volunteers.

Guest Relations/Volunteers Purpose
  • Coordinate and assist our guests with an army of
  • empowered, knowledgeable and dependable
  • who will ensure the smooth flow of the entire
  • which will create an environment where all
  • feel comfortable and welcome.

Reasons to Volunteer
  • Make a positive impact on the community
  • To celebrate the legacy and living, breathing
    messages of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in our
  • Gain experience outside of your day job
  • Build skills in new areas . . .
  • Marketing
  • Communications
  • Time management
  • Gain leadership experience managing execution of
    a specific task
  • Network make new contacts
  • Have fun!

Expectations of Volunteers
  • Create a hospitable environment for all in
  • Know the layout of the event and all of the
  • Serve as greeters, escorts, ushers and monitors
  • Provide direction and guidance to participants
  • Assist with event set-up and clean-up
  • Manage reserved seating
  • Be available for all meetings training

Main Program Zone Wilmington Hall Linda Morris
(992-3932) / Tanya Washington (576-2111)
  • This is the zone for the main event.
  • Activities in this zone will start at 1245
    however there will be a break between
  • This is the zone for both the Teen Forum and the
    Main Speaker.
  • Other activities to be included in this Zone are
    the Childrens Choir, the Du Pont Diversity
    Choir, Essay Art contest awards, and 1 or 2
    other performances.
  • Reserved seating in this zone will be very

Science, Arts, Essay Contest Peggy Vavalla
(695-6786)/Robbin Gates-Lee (733-8095)
  • Co-Leads are Peggy Vavalla and Robin Gates-Lee.
  • They need 25 volunteers as follows
  • 10 - Preliminary Judges 9 - Hosts/Hostesses 4
    - Prizes 2 - Miscellaneous
  • Team will provide educational contests that
    support the event theme with participation from
    local schools, churches, and community.
  • Art Essay Contests focused on theme while
    integrating science/technology
  • Art Contest for Grades K - 12
  • Essay Contest for Grades 3 - 12
  • Contest differentiated by age group to present
    sufficient educational challenge stimulation
  • Build on past contest success (1300 art entries,
    750 essays)
  • Partner with State of Delaware - Historical
    Cultural Affairs Division to leverage existing
    MLK art/essay program via local elementary school
  • Partnership to broaden reach and provide
    additional resources for processing entries
  • Prizes with educational focus - scholarships,
    Space Camp week, laptops, etc…
  • Upcoming tasks
  • Finalize contest rules prizes
  • Develop advertising materials for News Journal,
    community distribution, internal distribution
  • Begin receiving process entries Make plans for
    judging of entries

DuPont Diversity Choir Call for New Members
Ernie Halton (892-8619) /

William Brizendine (774-8534)
If you live in the Wilmington, DE area, like to
sing and to have fun with fellow DuPonters, you
are invited to join the DuPont Diversity Choir.
There are no auditions. The only requirements
are the ability to carry a tune and a commitment
to learn the music and attend as many rehearsals
as you can. The key rehearsals are the first
rehearsal (to pick up the music and practice
tapes), the last five rehearsals (when it all
comes together), and the walk-thru at the
Riverfront Convention Center. To join please
send an e-mail to Elaine Rhoads with your name,
SBU/Function, location, phone number and voice
part (soprano, alto, bass, or tenor). If you
have questions, e-mail or call Ernie Halton
(892-8619) or W.F. Brizendine (774-8534)
Rehearsal dates for the 2008 MLK Days of Celebra
tion Nov. 6, 13, 28 Dec. 5, 11, 17 Jan. 3, 7
, 8, 16, 17 Jan 21 (Performance at Riverfront Co
nvention Center) All rehearsals are held at the
First Unitarian Church, 730 Halstead Road, right
off of Concord Pike (Route 202), 630-845 p.m.
Childrens Zone Christina Ballroom Eric
Brantley (695-6859) / Bev Zimmermann (576-2137)
  • This is the zone for all the childrens
    activities as sponsored by the childrens museum,
    Du Pont Robotics, and other like-kind interactive
  • The activities planned for this zone ought to be
    informative, interactive, and be geared toward
    children up to age 12.
  • We will use (as much as possible) standard
    exhibit booths Hall holds 34
  • This zone will run from 1230pm until 500 this
    zone will continue running during the main

Wellness Center Zone Pusey/Jones Rooms Helene
Gladney (576-3827)
  • The Wellness Center is the zone for all the
    activities relating to health education
    screening (if applicable).
  • This zone will also have information/handouts
    relating to a variety of health concerns, i.e.
    healthy dieting, cancer profile, screening,
    smoking cessation, etc.
  • If possible, maybe we can include
    resources/people from various agencies that
    provide free healthcare.
  • Helene is the lead and we will take guidance
    based on expertise knowledge in this zone.
  • This zone will run from 1230p.m. until 330pm.

Education Zone Hollingsworth/Harlan
Rooms Miranda Connor (774-6572)
  • The Education Zone is designed to provide
    valuable information to participants on a variety
    of educational opportunities that exist.
  • The Education Zone will mimic a college fair
    whereby we will have representatives from various
    colleges and universities willing to
  • This zone will also include other education
    advancement opportunities such as Job Corp,
    Delaware Skill Center, Barbering/Cosmetology,
  • We will also include representatives from the US
    Armed forces, i.e. Navy, Army, etc.
  • Additionally, we will also include various
    state-wide political party affiliates given that
    2008 is an election year.
  • Most all firms participating in this zone should
    provide handouts/giveaways to the participants.
  • Zone will have standard size booth/exhibit no
  • This zone will run from 1230pm until 330pm.

Community in Action Zone Governors
Hall Guat-Lian Kreamer (999-3227)
  • This zone is designed for the many organizations
    that service the community at-large.
  • The firms that participate should be in the
    business of delivering services that specifically
    meet human needs e.g. counseling, feeding the
    hungry, helping children, ministering to the
    sick, caring for the elderly, etc.
  • Each exhibit/booth in this zone will be standard
    size for all participating firms no exceptions.
  • Specific set-up times will be designated for
    these firms as to prevent congestion in the hall
    and to allow us to maximize the use of our
    volunteers for this zone.
  • This zone will operation from 1230pm until

Dream Team Zone Garrett Room Elaine Camper
  • The Dream Team zone is set up for the
    participants to experience the past, yet dream
    about the future.
  • This zone is for participants of all ages and
    will be interactive and include activities that
    educate as well as stimulate thoughts/questions.
  • The goal is to experience life through the eyes
    of the folks that struggled during the civil
    rights movement.
  • The zone will operate from 1230pm 330pm.

Talent Showcase Zone Dravo Auditorium Tanya
Washington(576-2111)/Frank Hawkins(652-6776)
  • This is the zone where children of all ages will
    get 2-3 minutes to showcase their various
  • All the participants will be scheduled for a
    particular time and we will hold to the schedule
    (no exceptions).
  • A/V is limited in this room, so a boom box or
    other means will need to be employed.
  • All acts scheduled for this room must be screened
    and approved by the Zone leaders.
  • This zone will run from 200pm 330pm.

What does the communications team do? Patricia
Grant (892-7132) / Kristen Falcone (992-2195)
  • Manage, execute communications strategy
  • Support goals of the event by considering 4 major
  • DuPont employees and their families
  • City of Wilmington community members
  • MLK Committee
  • Schools
  • Promote the event share news through
    appropriate communications channels
  • exciting speaker
  • family-friendly format
  • …. many opportunities to engage all audiences
    with positive messages!

Areas for Volunteers to Help (Communications
  • Serve as MLK ambassadors to the community
  • Help with poster placement in key traffic areas
    at your sites
  • Promote event in the site cafeterias and work
    place environment
  • Organize / manage advertisement initiatives for
    MLK Celebration
  • Serve as liaisons with media contacts to
    follow-up on press releases or public service
  • Manage printing of communications (activity
    flyer, posters)
  • Get cost estimates
  • Manage printing deadlines
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