By Ira Harritt, program coordinator in Kansas City
“This is America’s opportunity to help bridge the gulf between the haves and the have-nots. The question is whether America will do it.” ~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in his last Sunday sermon, Remaining Awake through a Great Revolution
Dr. King’s question is still before us. We still have the ability to bridge this gulf, even though it has been growing larger and larger, especially in the past 30 years.
The 31st annual Martin Luther King Day Community Celebration will once again take place at St. George Greek Orthodox Community Center, 650 Hanover Street in Manchester NH. Richard Haynes will be the guest speaker. This year's MLK Award will go to the NH Sisters of Mercy, and the Vanesaa Washington Johnson Bloemen Award will be presented to Selina Taylor. The 3 pm program is preceded by a potluck meal and social hour from 2 to 3 pm. Everyone is welcome. Donations accepted.
“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.”
More than 200 people filled the community center at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Manchester for the 30th annual Martin Luther King Day Community Celebration on January 16, 2012. Led by “Emcees Extraordinaire” Jackie and Russell Weatherspoon, the Celebration included singing, reflections on the 30 year history of the event, and presentation of awards.
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