Coretta Scott King to speak at mentoring conference

Monday, December 6, 2004

Note to reporters: On Feb. 25 (Friday), Coretta Scott King will be offering a presentation at the University of North Texas. She is slated to be available for interview with reporters from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Scionti Green Room of center. To schedule an interview with Mrs. King, contact either Cathy Cashio at (940) 565-4644 or Rufus Coleman at (940) 565- 3510.

Previous to King's presentation, reporters will have the opportunity to speak with Cassandra Berry, UNT's vice president for equity and diversity. Berry can provide a preview of King's presentation.

DENTON (UNT), Texas --Human rights activist Coretta Scott King, widow of Martin Luther King Jr., will address the University of North Texas' Eighth Annual Equity and Diversity Conference on Feb. 25 (Friday).

"An Evening with Coretta Scott King," will begin at 7 p.m. at the Murchison Performing Arts Center. The center is located along Interstate 35 East at North Texas Boulevard.

A public figure and a leader in the civil and human rights movement in 1968, Mrs. King has carried a message of nonviolence and tolerance. After her husband's assassination, Mrs. King continued to be a civil rights activist and founded the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change. UNT will honor her long service to society with the presentation of an honorary doctorate of Humane Letters.

UNT's Division of Equity and Diversity has scheduled two pre-conference workshops between 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Feb. 24 (Thursday). It will also offer a free program from 5:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. that day.

The evening program is titled, "World Religions, Communities and Campus Environments: Learning from Each Other." Registration is required for the two pre-conference workshops. For more information about the pre-conference workshops, visit

The conference, which focuses on mentoring others to achieve professional and leadership positions, will take place from 7:15 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 25 (Friday) in the University Union, located one block west of Welch and West Prairie streets. Registration fees are $150 for the general public, $90 for UNT faculty and staff as well as members of both the North Texas Community College Consortium and the National Coalition Building Institute members, and $50 for students. The final registration deadline for the event is Feb. 18 (Friday).

To purchase tickets for Mrs. King's presentation, contact the Murchison Box Office at (940) 369-7802 or purchase on-line at

For conference registration information, go to or contact Dan Emenheiser, Director of Diversity Education, Division of Equity and Diversity, at (940) 565-2456.


UNT News Service Phone Number: (940) 565-2108