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MEDIA ADVISORY: UT Tyler to Hold Patriot Day Commemoration

September 6, 2007

The University of Texas at Tyler will hold Patriot Day Commemoration 2007, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 at the UT Tyler University Center, Dr. Rodney H. Mabry, UT Tyler President, announced.

The commemoration titled Building a Safer, More Compassionate World, is free and open to the public. It will include a forum of four keynote speakers, question and answer session and a goodwill expo.

          Patriot Day Commemoration tentative schedule:

  • 3 - 3:30 p.m. Registration.
  • 3:30 – 3:55 p.m. Welcome and Pledge of Allegiance by Vecky Elliott, interim president of UT Tyler Pi Sigma Alpha Chapter and Tyler Collegiate Model United Nations Club; with proclamation by Mayor Joey Seeber and video presentation: In Their Own Voices.
  • 3:55 p.m. Remarks by event moderator Dr. Robert Sterken, UT Tyler associate professor of political science.
  • 4 – 4:45 p.m. Forum by speakers: Marianne Scott, executive director of Our Voices Together, Washington, DC; Hannah Walker, director of Family Services and Tyler Habitat for Humanity; Anwar Khalifa, community activist and president of East Texas Islamic Society; and Becky Raymond, peace activist.
  • 4:45 – 5:20 p.m. Audience questions and comments.
  • 5:20 – 5:35 p.m. Essay contest results, thanks by Vecky Elliott.
  • 5:35 p.m. – Closing remarks by Dee Brock, president of League of Women Voters of Tyler/Smith County.
  • 5:40 – 6 p.m. Goodwill expo.

The event is made possible by a grant from the League of Women Voters Education Fund and Our Voices Together.

For more information, contact Hannah Buchanan, 903.565.5769 or Beverley Golden, 903.566.7303.

Beverley Golden
The University of Texas at Tyler
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Tyler, Tx 75799

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