Dow to host annual Martin Luther King celebration

Dow’s 13th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration takes place on Thursday, January 17th and it promises to be a time of reflection and inspiration for invited community members, public officials and employees.

Working for nearly 30 years as one of the most recognizable newscasters on CBS 5 Eyewitness News in San Francisco, retired news anchor Barbara Rodgers will deliver the keynote speech.

The Mike Rose Quartet will also be entertaining the audience with several musical selections.

For the fifth year, Dow hosted an essay contest for local high school students. This year students were asked to think about an event that shaped their life and how being silent had (or could have had) an impact. The winning essay will be read by its author, Bernardo Zepeda, a senior at Black Diamond High School. In addition, a community award and an employee award will be given to two indeviduals who most exemplify the ideas of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The recipient of the Community Award is Frances Wilson, Executive Director of the East Bay Junior National Society of Black Engineers. 

The recipient of the Dow Employee Award is Ivan Elizondo, a Mechanical Engineer who has demonstrated a true commitment to diversity in the workplace.


Date: Thursday, January 17, 2013

Time: 8:00am – 9:30am

Place: The Dow Chemical Company, 901 Loveridge Rd., Pittsburg, CA

Please plan to arrive no later than 7:45am to clear security and take a shuttle to the Dow Cafeteria.

About Dow’s Pittsburg Operations

The Dow Chemical Company purchased the Pittsburg facility in 1939 from the Great Western Electrochemical Company. It is one of more than 150 manufacturing sites located in 37 countries around the world and supports two of Dow’s eight global businesses – Dow AgroSciences and Performance Chemicals. The Pittsburg facility produces a variety of products used in personal care products as well as a variety of crop protection products and intermediates.

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