"UMSL: 50 Years of Fulfilling the Dream"

A documentary honoring the 50th anniversary of the University of Missouri–St. Louis and Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech is bound to spark some lively discussions.

That’s what the creators have in mind when they show “UMSL: 50 Years of Fulfilling the Dream” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 4 at UMSL at Grand Center, 3651 Olive in St. Louis. Discussion on diversity and light refreshments will follow the documentary.

The video explores the role and importance of diversity in the university’s past, evaluates its current accomplishments and challenges and looks toward future progress. UMSL students, faculty, staff and alumni from different generations and backgrounds share their personal experiences and insights.

The documentary is a joint effort of UMSL’s Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity and the Missouri Institute of Mental Health. The event is also being sponsored by St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU and the Diversity Awareness Partnership.

Contact Deborah Burris at 314-516-5695 or dburris@umsl.edu for more information.

Maureen Zegel

Maureen Zegel

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