Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrated at VA Western New York Healthcare System - VA Western New York Healthcare System
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrated at VA Western New York Healthcare System

January 3, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                 
Contact: Evangeline Conley, Public Affairs Officer
Phone: (716) 862-8753 Cell:  (716) 512-9338
E-mail: Evangeline.Conley@va.gov
              
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrated at VA Western New York Healthcare System                     

BUFFALO, NEW YORK – VA Western New York Healthcare System (VAWNYHS) will celebrate and honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life with a special event hosted by VA WNYHS’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Office and the African American Employment Program Committee. The event will be
Friday, January 13, 2017, from noon -1pm in Room 301, Freedom Hall, Buffalo VA Medical Center, 3495 Bailey Avenue. A video featuring Dr. King’s civil rights leadership, along with several static displays will be shown. Light refreshments will also be served.  

Dr. King is widely regarded as America’s pre-eminent advocate of nonviolence and one of the greatest civil rights leaders in world history. In 1964, partly due to the March on Washington, Congress passed the landmark Civil Rights Act, essentially eliminating legalized racial segregation in the United States. The legislation made it illegal to discriminate against blacks or other minorities in hiring, public accommodations, education or transportation, areas which at the time were still very segregated in many places. “Dr. King was instrumental in making positive chances in the fight for civil rights and equality, through non-violent efforts,” commented Donna Brown, VA WNYHS African American Employment Program Manager.