Jan. 17MOSCOW — The 22nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Community Breakfast is 9 a.m. Saturday in the Moscow Middle School multipurpose room. This year’s theme is the 50th anniversary of the national Civil Rights Bill and the U.S. Voting Rights Act.
Bob Butler, president of the National Association of Black Journalists, will speak on the topic of “Civil Rights: Where Are We Now? Where Are We Going?”
The event also will feature awards presentations and musical entertainment by Simba and Friends. The event costs $8 for adults and $4 for students and children. Advance tickets may be purchased at Paradise Ridge CDs in Moscow and at the University of Idaho Office of Multicultural Affairs.
Butler is a reporter for KCBS Radio in San Francisco and has covered international stories in Brazil, Europe, and countries in Africa such as Namibia, Tanzania, and Senegal. He won a national Edward R. Murrow Award for his work in post-Katrina New Orleans. He has recently covered protests and rallies in Oakland and other Bay Area communities related to reactions to the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.
While on the Palouse, Butler also will give a speech titled “Race, Ethics and the Media — Beyond Ferguson” at 4 this afternoon in the Whitewater Room of the Idaho Commons on the University of Idaho campus.
SPALDING — Silas Whitman of Lapwai, chairman of the Nez Perce Tribe, will talk about the partnership between the Nez Perce Tribe and the Nez Perce National Historical Park at 1 p.m. Saturday at the park here.
The talk is one in a series, titled “50 Years as a National Park,” which marks the 50th anniversary of the Nez Perce National Historical Park. The free series will continue on the third Saturday of each month throughout the year.
The park is at 39063 U.S. Highway 95, about 12 miles southeast of Lewiston.
PULLMAN — Trevor Bond, Washington State University head of the Libraries’ Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections department, will kick off the spring Common Reading Tuesdays lecture series Tuesday with a presentation on “Ephemera: Yesterday’s Trash, Today’s Archive.”
The lecture is set for 7 p.m. in Room 203 of the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education on the WSU campus here. The topic of trash relates to this year’s Common Reading book for first-year students, “Garbology,” by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward Humes.
An artistic MASC exhibit of the same name as his lecture opened in Terrell Library in December and will have an opening reception from 3 to 4:30 p.m. next Thursday in the MASC main lobby. It features thousands of items from MASC collections including 1932 tickets to a Greek museum used by author Virginia Woolf, a grocery receipt, kitschy 1950s Valentine’s Day cards, a 1903 totem pole-shaped lunch menu from Alaska-bound cruise liner S.S. Spokane, chewing gum wrappers, WSU event fliers and more.
Ephemera tell stories about the items’ original owners, their everyday life, and the era in which they lived, Bond said in a news release. The word refers to items that were supposed to be thrown away but weren’t.
PULLMAN — Washington State University Performing Arts is seeking members of the community to audition for a part Wednesday and next Thursday in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” by Dale Wasserman.
Auditions open to everyone will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in Wadleigh Theatre inside Daggy Hall on the campus of WSU here.
No preparation is required and those auditioning only need to attend one of the sessions. Callback auditions will be at 6 p.m. Jan. 23 in Wadleigh Theatre.
The play is adapted from the novel by Ken Kesey and will be directed by Benjamin Gonzales. “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” is the story of Randle P. McMurphy who avoids the rigors of prison by opting to serve time at an Oregon state psychiatric hospital, on the fierce Nurse Ratched’s ward.
Performances are scheduled for April 3, 4, 10 and 11 at WSU’s Jones Theatre in Daggy Hall.
More information is available by contacting the director at email@example.com. An audition flier and directions to Daggy Hall are available at www.performingarts.wsu.edu.