Student Group to Commemorate the Life and Work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

April 4, 2008

Students Encouraging Ethnic Diversity (SEED) will make a presentation at the NAACP Freedom Fund Scholarship Banquet on Friday, April 4, 2008 at 7 p.m. commemorating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. SEED president Shawn Conner and members Kelli Forde, Dionne Wilson, Sophia Ramirez, and Laneesha Droher. 

"It is always an honor to showcase Dr. King’s legacy and raise awareness about diversity both on campus and the Galveston community, such service is apart of the mission of  SEED’s and the NAACP," said Shawn Conner.  The students hope to raise funds and awareness about the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial in Washington D.C.

Those interested in learning more about the project may visit the website www.mlkmemorial.org.  Donations are accepted on-line, or via a SEED representative.

SEED is a student run organization focused on increasing the awareness of ethnic diversity through education and active community engagement.

The banquet is a scholarship fund raiser for the NAACP Freedom Fund and will recognize the Unsung Hero Award recipients.  The keynote address will be delivered by Reverend Charles Wheat of St. Luke’s Baptist Church.  The banquet will be held at the Old Central Cultural Center, 2627 Ave. M in Galveston.

For more information about the banquet, contact the NAACP, Sue Johnson at 409-765-8955.  For more information about SEED, contact TAMUG, Cassandra Boyd 409-740-4582.