The 2015 Martin Luther King Day Community Celebration will include presentation of the annual Martin Luther King Award to JerriAnne Boggis, President of the Seacoast Black Heritage Trail. D.G. Krasner will also receive an award in honor of her many years of community service. The Celebration begins with a potluck meal and social hour at 2 pm, followed by the program from 3 pm to about 5 pm.
The Celebration is sponsored by the member groups of the Martin Luther King Coalition.
Migwe Kimemia, Program Director of AFSC's Economic Justice Program in Dayton, will participate on the Welcome Dayton Panel to be held on Tuesday, January 14 at 11:30AM to 1:30PM at the Student Leadership Center in Building 8 Lower Level, Sinclair Community College, Datyon.
On the evening of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday celebration, we will be watching The Promised Land 1967-68, an episode from "America at the Racial Crossroads" which was originally part of the Eyes on The Prize film documentary. This 60 minute documentary begins where our film series last January visited with King, starting with his public and controversial declaration against the Vietnam War, then taking us through the last year of his life. Touchingly, there is footage from King's last birthday party in this episode.
American Friends Service Committee, Indiana Youth Group and the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) will host a screening of Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin (83 min.): This powerful documentary chronicles the life of the Quaker, openly-gay civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, who is best known for organizing the 1963 March on Washington, D.C. A discussion following the film will be moderated by members of the Quaker community.
Honore Murenzi, founder and director of New American Africans, will receive the 2014 Martin Luther King Award on January 20 at the 32nd annual Martin Luther King Day Community Celebration in Manchester.
The Martin Luther King Day Community Celebration will take place at the Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral Community Center, 650 Hanover Street in Manchester, on Monday, January 20, 2014. The event begins with a potluck meal and social hour starting at 2 pm, with the program running from 3 to 5 pm.
On January 21, 2013, AFSC's Friend of a Friend program led a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day community tribunal at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Govans, Baltimore. Residents shared their experiences and concerns with the Maryland prison system and brainstormed strategies for making their voices heard.
Annual Martin Luther King Day Breakfast, featuring the Rev. Lauren Smith of Unitarian-Universalist Church giving the keynote and dedicated to the Portsmouth's African Burying Ground. Tickets $18 for adults.
Southern New Hampshire Outreach for Black Unity's 29th annual Martin Luther King Day Breakfast will feature the Rev. Renee Rouse as guest speaker. Arnie Alpert will give his usual "Report from Concord."
The event will also include music, contributions from youth, and a hearty breakfast.
Tickets for adults are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Youth/student tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Under four years old are free.
Send checks to: OBU, Box 3323, Nashua, NH 03061-3323.
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