UW Student-Athletes to Moderate an MLK Days of Dialogue Discussion

Jan. 29, 2016

LARAMIE, Wyo. - One of the events planned for next week’s Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Dialogue (MLK DOD) at the University of Wyoming will feature UW student-athletes Kereston Thomas and Mikalah Skates leading a discussion titled “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: The Man, The Myth, The Message.” The session will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 2 from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. in the Wyoming Union Skylight Lounge. Both Thomas and Skates are track and field athletes at UW, and both are Wyoming natives. Thomas is a senior from Rawlins, Wyo., and Skates is a junior from Casper, Wyo.

This year’s MLK Days of Dialogue week-long series of events have been given the theme, “Untold Stories, Unheard Voices.” The events begin on Monday, Feb. 1 and run through Saturday, Feb. 6. A complete listing of the week’s events may be found at: www.uwyo.edu/mlkdod.

UW Athletics Excellence at 7220 program is partnering with MLK DOD for Tuesday’s session. The Excellence at 7220 program is focused on helping develop leadership skills in both student-athletes and Athletic Department employees.

MLK DOD events each year are offered to raise awareness of diversity issues, build a sense of community and celebrate diversity. This year’s MLK DOD theme, “Untold Stories, Unheard Voices,” recognizes “the importance of dialogue that gives voices to marginalized communities,” say the committee’s co-chairs, Ryan Dinneen O’Neil and Macki Snyder.