MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY AND BLACK HISTORY MONTH THE INSTITUTIONAL PROCESS
Approved: March 28, 1997

Be it resolved by the Faculty Organization of Indiana University Northwest:

  1. That the Administration make public the amount of funding available for the key note speaker(s)/events for Martin Luther King Day and Black History Month and the source of funds by the first Monday in March.
  2. That the Office of the Chancellor require the formation of a Martin Luther King Day and Black History Month Committee annually consistent with these guidelines, the Committee to be appointed and to begin its work no later than March 1, to plan for Martin Luther King Day and Black History Month in the following year.
  3. The Committee on Committees of the IUN Faculty Organization initiates, only, the formation of the Martin Luther King Day and Black History Month Committee.
  4. The Martin Luther King Day and Black History Month Committee be composed of persons conversant in the African American experience. The Committee be composed of representatives from the Department of Minority Studies, the Black Student Union, and other student organizations representing Black students, a faculty representative, a representative of the Administration, and a representative of the Diversity Working Group. Students will constitute equal representation of the Committee. The Committee will elect its own Chairperson.


    A basic principle of Martin Luther King Day and Black History Month is that Black students must have a major voice in selecting the speaker(s)/events, co-sponsoring, planning, and organizing major events. This is vital to the success and purpose of Martin Luther King Day and Black History Month.
    5. The Martin Luther King Day and Black History Month Committee be given the charge of selecting the key note speaker(s)/events for Martin Luther King Day and Black History Month.

  5. That the Martin Luther King Day and Black History Month Committee submit its recommendation for the key note speaker(s)/events to the Chancellor no later than the third Friday in March for the following year.
  6. That the Chancellor notify the Martin Luther King Day and Black History Month Committee by the third Friday in April of selection of the key note speaker(s)/events for the following year.
  7. That the activities of Martin Luther King Day and Black History Month become an event of the entire IUN campus, including the Student Government Association (SGA), and the regional community.



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