Kent State University is looking for ideas and input from the members of the Kent community for a new May 4th Visitor’s Center. Here’s your official invitation with all the details.
YOU ARE INVITED
Please help Kent State University engage in dialogue about goals and organizing themes for a May 4 Visitors Center on the Kent Campus.
Thursday, April 2, 2009 7:00-8:00 pm
McKay Bricker Framing
141 E. Main Street
Parking is available behind the building.
For more information, contact Laura Davis (Ldavis1@kent.edu, 330-672-8561).
Kent State University is beginning the design of a May 4 visitors center on the Kent Campus. Please engage in an interactive session and discussion about goals and organizing themes for the visitors center by attending a public meeting on Thursday, April 2, 2009, 7:00 to 8:00 pm, in McKay Bricker Framing in Downtown Kent.
Please recruit others to attend the meeting, so that we can reach as many members of the University community as possible.
The visitors center will provide a central place where people can explore and better understand the events that took place at Kent State University on May 4, 1970, the impact of those events, and their meaning for today. While preserving the memory of that day within historical and personal contexts, the visitors center’s permanent exhibit and other resources will respect differing perspectives and promote inquiry into the events that occurred before, during, and after the Kent State shootings.
The center will strive to provide information for the needs of a broad audience, including:
- general visitors
- students of many ages and their teachers
- parents, families, and alumni
- community members
- historians and other researchers and scholars
- on-line visitors
Please call me if I can answer any questions prior to the public forum. Thanks in advance for your help.
Coordinator, May 4 Initiatives
Professor of English
Kent State University