January 15, 2016
by Betsy Chapman
Monday is a day off for students, faculty, and staff in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. The Office of Multicultural Affairs has shared information about two great annual events that I hope your Deacs will consider attending:
11th Annual GospelFest
Sunday, January 17 – 3pm, Brendle Recital Hall
Featuring: Guest artist Johnathan McReynolds, the Wake Forest University Gospel Choir and special guest Paul Scott & One Way. Tickets are free for Wake Forest students with a valid ID and $10 for general admission (tickets sold at Eventbrite)
16th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Monday, January 18 – 7pm, Wait Chapel; free and open to the public
Join us for a conversation with Ambassador Attallah Shabazz and Ilyasah Shabazz, daughters of Malcolm x and Dr. Betty Shabazz. Moderated by WFU’s Dean of the College, Dean Michele Giliespie. Come celebrate our annual collaboration with Winston-Salem State University to honor the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and to commemorate the sit-in demonstration at Woolworth Department Store in downtown Winston-Salem by ten WFU and eleven WSSU students and one community resident on February 23, 1960.
Our Gospel Choir is amazing, and this will be a performance your students won’t want to miss. And if these events aren’t ones that your students might typically attend, all the more reason to encourage them to break out of their comfort zone and go.
The Office of Family Engagement provides information and support to Wake Forest parents, guardians, grandparents, and family members. The office maintains the Family Engagement Page of the Wake Forest website, which is the primary vehicle of communication with families, as well as our Facebook and Twitter presence.