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Gateway readies for Dr. King celebration

News Release: 

Gateway Technical College is all set to host and livestream its 30th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Monday, a time to honor its two Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarians and the late civil rights leader.

The event – themed “The Time is Now” – will be held noon to 1 p.m. on Monday on Gateway’s Kenosha Campus, and will honor Nakeyda Haymer and Ronald Tatum as this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarians.

It should be noted that after thoughtful consideration by the selection committee, the decision was made to rescind one Humanitarian awardee, the Burlington Coalition for Dismantling of Racism. While Gateway values the work done by the Burlington Coalition for the Dismantling of Racism, it was brought to the college’s attention that the selection of BCDR as a Gateway Technical College Dr. King Humanitarian raises some concerns and does not align with Gateway’s values nor reflect the spirit of this award.

Gateway’s main goal, always, is to honor peace, fairness and equity through its Humanitarian awards program. The college wants to thank the community for its support and understanding.