KING CENTER ANNOUNCES ‘CHOOSE NONVIOLENCE’ CAMPAIGN AND 2014 KHO PLANS

1/7/2014

ATLANTA…Bernice A. King, CEO of The King Center today announced plans for the 2014 observance of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with a special emphasis on inspiring and educating youth to ‘Choose Nonviolence.’

“We will commemorate the 85th birthday anniversary of my father with an array of exciting and uplifting programs and events to encourage people everywhere to choose nonviolence, particularly young people,” said Ms. King, announcing plans for the 2014 MLK observance. Ms. King said that the “Choose Nonviolence” challenge will permeate The King Center’s multifaceted 10-day program.

More than 1,500 students from greater Atlanta elementary, middle and high schools will converge on the King Center’s campus for an interactive and engaging dialogue between the students and members of the King family from Monday January 13thru Thursday January 16. Students will explore practical ways to prevent violence, resolve conflicts and make a difference for the better. The dialogues will be moderated by a stellar group of local media anchors and personalities, including: Russ Spencer (Fox5-TV); Jovita Moore and Sophia Choi (WSB-TV); Lorraine Jacques-White (WAOK Radio); Mara Davis (WABE 90.1 Radio); Derrick Boazman (1380 WAOK Radio); Donna Lowry (WXIA-TV); Darian “Big Tigger” (V-103 Radio); Craig Bell (CBS Atlanta) and Ebony Steele (Dish Nation/Rickey SmileyMorning Show), and others.

On Wednesday, January 15, (6-9 pm), The King Center, will convene a discussion entitled From Chaos to Community (A Dialogue on Human Trafficking) at historic Ebenezer Baptist Church Horizon Sanctuary. Moderated by Mo Ivory, panelists include:  Assistant U.S. Attorney Susan Coppedge; Sheryl DeLuca Johnson, executive director of Street GRACE, an alliance of churches dedicated to the eradication of the commercial sexual exploitation of children in Atlanta; and.sex trafficking abolitionist/author Rachel Lloyd; Neal Irvin, Executive Director, Men Can Stop Rape, and others.

There will also be a ‘Choose Nonviolence: Nonviolence or Nonexistence Discussion,’ on Thursday, January 16, at the Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy. The featured panelists include SCLC veteran activist Rev. Willie Bolden; financial literacy champion John Hope Bryant; Alayna Eagle Shield of the Standing Rock Reservation; Chicago’s ‘Violence Interrupter’ Ameena Matthews and others.  

The King Center, in partnership with Kaplan University, will engage another 300+ college students and the general public from throughout metro Atlanta on the implications of nonviolence on their campuses and in their communities at the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center, on the campus of Morehouse College, on Friday, January 17. Panelists include Malika Redmond, executive director of SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW; Dr. Kendra King Momon, Associate Professor of Politics and Director of the Rich Foundation Urban Leadership Program, Oglethorpe University; Doris Crenshaw, founder of the Southern Youth Leadership Development Institute, and others. Following the discussion, students will be encouraged to commit to developing campus work groups to address one form of violence on their campus and to address it through nonviolence. Kaplan University is recording the session that will be posted on their website and The King Center’s site so that student teams from throughout the country and the world may accept the challenge of addressing a form of violence on their campus and share their experiences through social media.

The 10-day birthday commemoration features more than 20 programs, beginning Friday, January 10, 2014 and continuing through January 20th, the MLK holiday. Other King Center 2014 MLK observance programs will include:

·         2014 King Holiday Observance Choose Nonviolence: Kick-off and Reception – Friday January 10th (5:30-7:30 pm) – This opening event of the 2014 MLK Observance programs will bring together diverse people and leaders from the local, national and international communities – and launch the “Choose Nonviolence” campaign.  

·         Celebrating the Legacy of Yolanda D. King through the Arts  – Saturday, January 11th (11:00 am to 6 pm) at the King Center’s Freedom Hall Auditorium. Includes free screenings of three films followed by conversations with the audiences: The Loving Story; The Trials of Muhammad Ali; and Girl Rising.

·         Dr. King: An Intimate Conversation and Book Signing – Sunday, January 12th (2 to 5 pm) at The King Center’s Freedom Hall Auditorium. Dr. Christine King Farris, King Center CEO Bernice A. King and Dr. Angela Farris Watkins will autograph books written by King family members.

 ·         Launch of Choose Nonviolence: 100 Days of Nonviolence Campaign – Wednesday, January 15th. An inter-active on-line and social media dialogue to help mobilize young people against violence and embrace nonviolence as a way of life.  

·The Annual Salute to Greatness Awards Dinner – January 18th (6 pm Reception, 7 pm Dinner) at the Hyatt-Regency Downtown Atlanta. Honoring Muhammad Ali, Xerox Inc., Pakistani anti-violence advocate Khalida Brohi and One Billion Rising and award-winning playwright Eve Ensler. Emcees Malcolm Jamal Warner and Dawnn Lewis will preside, with Dinner Chair Lisa Borders, chair of the Coca-Cola Foundation and co-chairs Laura Turner Seydel, chairperson of the Captain Planet Foundation and environmentalist attorney Rutherford Seydel. Musical entertainment includes the electrifying music of violinist Ken Ford.

·         The MLK Jr. Annual Commemorative Service – January 20 at Ebenezer Baptist Church Horizon Sanctuary (10 am). With keynote speaker Rev. Raphael Warnock, Sr. pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church and a host of local and national leaders. Ministry through music includes the electrifying violinist Ken Ford.

·         Ringing of Bells for Peace – The King Center and consulates representing the nations of the world will help lead the “Choose Nonviolence: Let Freedom Ring” global bell-ringing events by ringing bells at the conclusion of the Commemorative Service “to symbolically herald a new age of nonviolence.”

The King Center is also supporting a broad range of more than two dozen other MLK commemorative programs in partnership with diverse organizations.

The King Center’s annual MLK observance will set the stage for a momentous year for Dr. King’s legacy, including the 50th anniversary of two major historical milestones --- the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the presentation of the Nobel Peace Prize to Dr. King.

Ms. King said that the theme for the 2014 King holiday observance, “Remember! Celebrate! Act! King's Legacy of Peace for Our World,” underscores the urgency of Dr. King’s challenge to people of every nation to “choose nonviolence as a way of life, as well as a method for peaceful social change. People all over the world are crying out for an end to the senseless violence that afflicts their families, communities, nations and world. Our hope is that The 2014 MLK holiday observance will help lay the foundation for a world-wide movement to begin building the beloved community of my father’s dream.”  

All King Center events, except for the Annual Salute to Greatness Dinner, are free of charge. For more detailed information about the MLK birthday observance program, see full schedule below:

 

2014 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Friday, January 10, 2014 – Monday, January 20, 2014

Theme: REMEMBER!  CELEBRATE! ACT!  King’s Legacy Of Peace For Our World

Friday, January 10 - 2014 King Holiday Observance Choose Nonviolence:  Kick-Off and Reception

FREE and Open to the Public

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Program:  

King Center Freedom Hall

449 Auburn Ave.

Atlanta, GA 30312

The Kick-off Reception will serve as the opening event of our annual King Holiday Observance. 

For more information contact: Roshunda Silas, 404.526.8980 or 2014KHO@thekingcenter.org

The Kick-off Reception is an invitation to the general public to join us in honoring the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   It will be a gathering of dignitaries, local consulates, elected officials, college & university presidents, executives, pastors, leaders, the entertainment community and the community-at-large to participate in a celebration honoring the legacy of Dr. King. The Kick-off Reception will serve as the opening event of our annual King Holiday Observance.  It will also mark the official, national launch of the King Center Campaign “Choose Nonviolence”. For more information  contact: Roshunda Silas, 404.526.8980 or  2014KHO@thekingcenter.org

 

Saturday, January 11 

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The King Center Freedom Hall & Screening Room

Celebrating the Nonviolent Legacy of Yolanda D. King through the Arts!

(Film Screening  and Arts Showcase)

Time:  11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  FREE and Open to the Public

This day was created to honor the legacy of Yolanda Denise King, her love of cultural affairs and the arts, and her commitment to nonviolence.  The King Center will digitally showcase submissions of visual art for youth, 5-25 years of age, related to peace and choosing nonviolence. Submission forms will soon be available on The King Center website.

Moderator:  Angela Robinson, Host ‘In Contact’

The King Center, in partnership with the National Park Service, will screen three documentaries followed by audience discussions as examples of how nonviolence can be expressed through film.  “The Loving Story” is the inspiration and heartwarming story of Mildred and Richard Loving, an interracial couple who married in 1958 despite Virginia’s miscegenation laws. 'The Trials of Muhammad Ali' covers Ali's toughest bout: his battle to overturn a five-year prison sentence for refusing US military service in Vietnam. “Girl Rising” tells the stories of nine girls from different parts of the world who face arranged marriages, child slavery, and other heartbreaking injustices.

For more information contact: Roshunda Silas, 404.526.8980 or 2014KHO@thekingcenter.org

 

Sunday, January 12 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

The King Center, Freedom Hall Auditorium

Dr. King:  An Intimate Conversation & Book Signing

FREE and Open to the Public

The discussion and book signing will feature members of the King Family, who will share personal stories and insight about Dr. King as an example of choosing nonviolence as a way of life. Details concerning the books to be signed are forthcoming.

For more information Contact: Barbara Harrison, 404.526.8911 or  programs@thekingcenter.org

 

Monday, January 13 – Thursday, January 16

10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Freedom Hall Auditorium

Choose Nonviolence:  NOW! No Other Way!

K-12 Student Visit with King Family at King Center Site

Free and Open to K-12th grade students and chaperones. Registration required.

This program will enable students an opportunity to learn first-hand from the King/Farris family about Dr. King. Students will be challenged to “Choose Nonviolence” and given practical steps of actions they can implement to make a difference in their lives, their families and communities. Each day will feature different members of the King and Farris Family.

For more information contact: Barbara Harrison, 404.526.8911 or programs@thekingcenter.org

Moderators: John Bachman, WSB-T, Channel 2, Morning; Lorraine Jacques-White, WAOK  Radio, Afternoon; Russ Spencer, Fox-5 TV, Afternoon.

 

Tuesday, January 14 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Freedom Hall Auditorium

Choose Nonviolence: NOW! No Other Way!

Details: (see Monday’s event for details)

Moderators: Jovita Moore,WSB-TV, Morning; Steve Goss, WABE 90.1, Morning; Sophia Choi,WSB-TV, Channel 2, Afternoon.

 

Wednesday, January 15 6:00-8:00 p.m. - The State of Nonviolence:  From Chaos to Community (A Dialogue on Human Trafficking) FREE and Open to the Public. Ebenezer, Horizon Sanctuary.

A dialogue will be shared between the public and a panel of individuals related to the issue of human trafficking from local, national, and international perspectives. The discussion will include information on the problems, best practices and possible solutions. Moderator - Mo Ivory, The Ryan Cameron Morning Show, V-103. Panelists: Alveda King; Susan Coppedge; Mary Frances Bowley; Rachel Lloyd; Sheryl DeLuca Johnson; Neil Irvin. For more information contact: Roshunda Silas, 404.526.8980 or 2014KHO@thekingcenter.org

 

Web Based Campaign: Launch of 100 Days of Nonviolence. www.thekingcenter.org

The Choose Nonviolence: 100 Days of Nonviolence Campaign will include daily quotes activities, action steps, questions to encourage dialog around nonviolence. This component will be offered online and through social media. For more information contact: Roshunda Silas, 404.526.8980 or 2014KHO@thekingcenter.org.

 

10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Choose Nonviolence: NOW! No Other Way! Freedom Hall Auditorium

(see Monday’s event for details). Moderators: Morning  Darian “Big Tigger”, V-103 Radio; Morning, Mara Davis, WABE 90.1; Afternoon, Donna Lowry, WXIA-TV, 11 Alive.                       

 

Thursday, January 16 - Choose Nonviolence: Nonviolence or Nonexistence Discussion

Registration required. Limited Seating. 11:30 a.m. at the Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy Auditorium. 6th – 12th grade students will participate in a discussion on various types of violence and action steps they can take to Choose Nonviolence in their lives daily. Panelists will include veterans and young leaders making strides in communities around the country. Panelists: Willie Bolden; Alayna Eagle Shield; Malika Redmond; Ted Sutton; John Hope Bryan; Barbara Harrison; Ameena Matthews. For more information contact:  Roshunda Silas, 678.526.8980, 2014KHO@thekingcenter.org.

 

10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - Choose Nonviolence: NOW! No Other Way! (see Monday’s event for details). Freedom Hall Auditorium

Moderators: Ebony Steele, Dish Nation/Rickey Smiley Morning Show, Morning; Buck Lanford, Fox-5 TV, Morning; Craig Bell, CBS Atlanta-TV, Afternoon; Stephany Fisher CBS Atlanta News, Afternoon.                                                                    

Friday, January 17 - Choose Nonviolence: Public Policy and  Personal Responsibility (Collegiate Initiative) 1:00-4:00 p.m. Morehouse College Ray Charles Performing Arts Center. Limited Seating. College students from throughout metro Atlanta and the country will be invited to engage in a moderated discussion on the implications of nonviolence in their communities and what they may do to make a difference.  Students will next engage in facilitated break-out discussions on ways to work towards nonviolence on and off campus.

Panelists: Rev. Willie Bolden, Senior Pastor, Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church; Sofia Campos, Board Chair, United We Dream (UWD); Doris Crenshaw,  Senior Advisor SPHERE; Kendra King, Associate Professor of Politics at Oglethorpe University and the Director of the Rich Foundation Urban Program; Portia Kirkland; David Poms, Education Programs Manager at Capital Area Food Bank; Malika Redmond, Executive Director SPARK; Sarah Thompson;

John Hope Bryant, Operation HOPE Founder. For more information contact: Roshunda Silas, 404.526.8980, 2014KHO@thekingcenter.org.

 

Saturday, January 18 - The Annual “Salute to Greatness” Awards Dinner  

Reception:  6:00 p.m., Dinner:  7:00 p.m. Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Ticketed Event  Corporate Table  $5,000; Patron  Table $3,500; Ticket $250

Chair Lisa Borders; Co-Chairs: Laura Turner Seydel and Rutherford Seydel

Dinner EMCEE:  Dawnn Lewis and Malcolm- Jamal Warner.

The Annual Salute to Greatness Awards Dinner is the King Center’s primary fundraising initiative.  One of the Center’s highest honors, the Salute to Greatness Award is presented at the Dinner to recognize national and/or international individuals and corporations that exemplify excellence in their leadership and have demonstrated a commitment to social responsibility in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

STG Award Individual Honoree: Muhammad Ali

STG Award Corporate Honoree: Xerox Corporation

The King Center’s 2nd Annual Coretta Scott King A.N.G.E.L. (Advancing Nonviolence through Generations of Exceptional Leadership) Awards will be given during the Dinner.  The awards are given in honor of and in keeping with the spirit of Coretta Scott King.  An award is given to recognize a youth or young adult (ages 12-25) and a youth organization/initiative that exemplifies exceptional leadership in the areas of peace, social justice and nonviolent social change.

Coretta Scott King A.N.G.E.L. Award: Khalida Brohi

Coretta Scott King A.N.G.E.L. Award Youth Initiative:  One Billion Rising Campaign & Ms. Eve Ensler.

For more information contact:  Sonjia Young, Event Manager 404.526.8978 syoung@thekingcenter.org  or Roshunda Silas at rsilas@thekingcenter.org

       

Monday, January 20 10:00 a.m. - The Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Commemorative Service    

Ebenezer Baptist Church – Horizon Sanctuary, 407 Auburn Avenue, N.E., Atlanta, GA 

Free Open to the Public (Limited Seating)    

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Commemorative Service is the spiritual hallmark of the King Holiday Observance Week. The church service is held on the Federal Holiday at Ebenezer Baptist Church located near The King Center.  The keynote speaker will be Rev. Raphael Warnock, Senior Pastor Ebenezer Church. The service is an ecumenical endeavor, engaging members of various religious traditions, and state national and international governments. For more information contact:  Barbara Harrison, 404.526.8911, programs@thekingcenter.org.

 

Throughout the Day - RINGING OF BELLS FOR PEACE

“Let Freedom Ring! Choose Nonviolence!”

Organizations and individuals from throughout the world are being encouraged to incorporate the ringing of a bell or bells as part of their King Holiday Observance and as a means of showing their commitment to choosing nonviolence and peace in 2014.  More information concerning this initiative will soon be available on The King Center’s website. For more information contact:  Steve Klein, 404.526.8944, sklein@thekingcenter.org

All Day, FREE Open to the Public - The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Project

The MLK, Jr. Day of Service, sponsored by Hands On Atlanta, is an opportunity for ordinary citizens can make a difference in the world.  It is scheduled to take place on throughout the day Monday, January 20th with diverse community service projects throughout Atlanta in honor of Dr. King. For more information contact:  Hands On Atlanta at (404) 979- 2800 or www.handsonatlanta.org.

 

The King Holiday Observance Partner Events:

 

Friday, January 10 Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System -- Southwest Branch

3665 Cascade Road, Atlanta 30331 The Martin Luther King Poster Contest

January 1-30. Library hours. Children will create an original poster depicting Civil Rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. All submissions must be received by Thursday, January 30 and the winner will be selected based on originality of work and placed on display in the library’s atrium throughout the month of February. Group Reservations required. For information call 404.699.6363

 

Saturday, January 11 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System -- Buckhead Branch

269 Buckhead Avenue, NE, Atlanta 30305   Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drop-In Craft

Children can drop in any time between noon-4 p.m. to make a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. craft as a parent & child activity. Ages 4-12.

For information call 404.814.3500

 

Sunday, January 12 10:45a.m.  Pre-King Holiday Worship Service         

Zion Grove Baptist Church

606 Pryor Street Atlanta, GA

FREE Open to the Public. For more information contact:  MLK March Committee Office 279 Logan Street Atlanta, Georgia 404-614-3222

 

Monday, January 13 – Thursday, January 16 – Online Teach-Ins – Atlanta Metro Area Schools

For More Information contact: MLK March Committee Office 404.614.3222

 

Tuesday, January 14 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.    

The King Center,  Freedom Hall Auditorium Peace Party ATL

FREE Open to Middle and High School Students

The purpose is to inform teen participants of the negative consequences for involvement in gangs, violence, and illegal activity.  Event Participants will gain awareness through personal testimonies from experienced individuals who have been hindered by bad decision making.  Guest speakers include previously incarcerated persons, former gang members, victims of violent crimes. For more information contact:   Reginald Crossley at (404) 612-7386 or reginald.crossley@fultoncountyga.gov

10:15 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 11:45 a.m. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Story for Preschoolers

Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy a story about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 3 story time sessions: toddlers age 1 at 10:15 a.m., toddlers age 2 at 11:00 a.m., and preschoolers ages 3-5 at 11:45 a.m. Included is a fun “rap” about Dr. King! Note: This is a part of the regular story times series. Ages 1-5.

 

Wednesday, January 15  10:00 a.m. Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System -- Perry Homes Branch, 2011 Bolton Road, NW Suite 100, Atlanta 3031.Birthday Wishes for Dr. King - Story time for Toddlers

In honor of Dr. King’s birthday children will hear stories and complete crafts to celebrate the day. Ages 2-6. Reservations required for groups. For information call Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System 404.792.4994

 

11:00 a.m. Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System - Bowen/Bankhead Branch

2685 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy, Atlanta 30318    Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Story time. Ages 3-5. Registration required. For information call 404.792.2646

 

5:00 p.m. Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System -- Central Library. One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta 30303. Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Birthday Artwork Celebration. Children will enjoy creating their very own art pieces Ages 7-12. For information call 404.730.1845

 

10:00 a.m. Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System -- Washington Park

1116 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta 30314. The Story of Martin Luther King Jr.

Stories and songs about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to celebrate his birthday. Ages 3-6. Reservations required. For information call 404.752.8760.

 

3:30 p.m. Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System -- Washington Park

1116 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta 30314    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Create your own “I Have A Dream” speech based on the famous Dr. Martin Luther King speech. Ages 7-12.  Reservations required.  For information call 404.752.8760

 

Thursday, January 16 7:30 – 10:00 p.m. Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church Heritage Sanctuary 407 Auburn Avenue. Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence. Free and Open To The Public.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, The King Center, Inc., Presbyterian Church Peace and Justice Committee, the March Committee, the Atlanta Police Department, Georgians for Gun Safety, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and others will sponsor together during King Week 2014 (January 10-20, 201) a free community-wide screening of “Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence” on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, Heritage Sanctuary at 7:30pm. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with questions and answers. Panelists will include “Killa Mike Render”, APD Sgt. Corey Andry, Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock (to be invited), Alice Johnson, Lucy McBath the mother of Jordan Davis. The moderator will be Ronnie Mosley. Many communities across the nation have been impacted by gun violence. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has recently produced a documentary film Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence, which examines the ripple effect one shooting has on a survivor, a family, a community, and a society. For more information contact:  Georgians for Gun Safety ggs2005@bellsouth.net The King March Committee 404-614-3233

 

Friday, January 17 9:00a.m. Fox Theater. The Annual Dr. King Holiday Labor/ Human Rights Prayer  Breakfast. Tickets: $50.00. For more information contact:  Atlanta North Georgia Labor Council, 404-524-3559

 

10:00 a.m. The King Center. Freedom Hall Auditorium. Naturalization Ceremony – U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will join the King Center to welcome applicants for U. S. Citizenship as they share in the legacy of the American Dream by becoming America’s newest citizens. For more information contact:  Barbara Harrison, 404.526.8911, programs@thekingcenter.org.

 

11:00 a.m. Georgia State Capitol. State of Georgia Martin Luther King, Jr. Advisory Council Program. Georgia’s Governor will host a tribute to Dr. King, with participation of King Center officials.  It will take place at the State Capitol, North Wing, Atlanta.  Free and Open to the Public. For more information contact: The Georgia Martin Luther King, Jr., Advisory Council at 404-463-1343. For more information contact: Barbara Harrison, 404.526.8911, programs@thekingcenter.org.

 

8:00 p.m. Ebenezer Baptist Church – Heritage Sanctuary Gospel Concert - A Musical Tribute: King’s Legacy of Peace for Our World. FREE and Open to the Public

January 2014 marks the 85th birthday observance of Dr. MLK and the 50th year of MLK’s Nobel Peace Prize Award. Join us for a musical tribute in acknowledgement of the journey. 

For more information please contact Robert Parker, NPS, 404.878.3377

 

Saturday, January 18 10:00a.m. – 3:00p.m. Location: IBEW Auditorium

501 Pulliam Street. Atlanta, GA. The MLK March Committee Annual Youth Conference

FREE and Open to the Public – REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Registration: Erica Taylor, Chair, emtay08@gmail.com.

                       

1:00 p.m. Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System -- Buckhead Branch

269 Buckhead Avenue, NE, Atlanta 30305   “MLK” Martin Luther King Jr.

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday, the Buckhead Library will be showing a viewing of “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: a historical perspective.” Ages12-up.

 

Sunday, January 19 5:00 p.m. A Balm in Gilead A Musical Drama

Free Open to the Public. Wheat Street Baptist Church, 359 Auburn Ave.,

Atlanta, GA 30312. In 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee, the Labor Movement and the Civil Rights Movement came together in a monumental struggle for human and public employee rights.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Championed the cause of these 1300 sanitation workers, who went on strike demanding their basic rights to organize a union, to gain a living wage, and to receive the respect and dignity due all working men and women. For more information contact:  Rev. Dr. Michael N. Harris, Pastor 404.659.4328

 

Monday, January 20 10:00 a.m. Bayard Rustin/Audre Lorde Breakfast    

Location: TBD. Free Open to the Public. MLK March Committee Office CWA Local 3204 - 279 Logan Street Atlanta, Georgia  Ph: 404-614-3222

 

All Day - Martin Luther King, Jr. Birth Home Tours. FREE Open to the Public. Tours are conducted by the National Park service. For more information contact:  Robert Parker, National Park Service

 

1:45-4:00 p.m. King Week Holiday March & Rally       

FREE Open to the Public. March will began at Peachtree Street and Baker (Xernona Clayton Way) Street. The Rally is held on Auburn Avenue in the King National Park Area.  The areas of concern are education, technology, medical, investment, transportation, housing environmental justice, job creation, conflict resolution, interfaith, cultural exchange, peace, justice, and voter registration. To participate in the March call or email 404.614.3233 or cleoorange@bellsouth.net

3:00 -6:00pm - Operation HOPE Empowerment Series. FREE Open to the Public

MLK Community Resources Complex (HOPE CENTER)

101 Jackson St Atlanta, Ga 30312.

Operation HOPE will host three workshops covering the topics of Entrepreneurship facilitated by Hotep, Social Media Platforms facilitated by Yolanda Dryerbuzz, and The Affordable Health Care Act facilitated by Karla Johnson. Opportunity to learn more about each topic will be plentiful as well as on the spot registration for health care in our Cyber Cafe. For more information contact:  Walter Jackson , 404-228-0155 or  Walter.jackson@operationhope.org.

 

All Day FREE Open to the Public. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Project

The MLK, Jr. Day of Service, sponsored by Hands On Atlanta, is an opportunity for ordinary citizens can make a difference in the world.  It is scheduled to take place on throughout the day Monday, January 20th with diverse community service projects throughout Atlanta in honor of Dr. King. For more information contact:  Hands On Atlanta at (404) 979- 2800 or www.handsonatlanta.org.