MLK Day walk to take new route
- Published: January 9, 2017
The Planning Committee for the YS Martin Luther King Day celebration has announced that the theme for the Jan. 16, 2017 events will be “Love in Action: Justice. Building. Pursuing. Uniting.” Central Chapel AME Church has hosted the MLK Day program for many years, but as attendance has grown over the years, increasing numbers have been unable to be seated in the main sanctuary. To accommodate the growing audience, the Planning Committee has decided that the 11 a.m. program on MLK Day will be held at The Foundry Theater, located at 920 Corry Street on the campus of Antioch College. The activities will also include a Sunday afternoon event. The full schedule of activities is:
Sunday, Jan. 15
• 4 p.m., First Presbyterian Church — “This Little Light of Mine: The Children’s March of 1963.” The Rev. Aaron Saari and Dr. Kevin McGruder will discuss the principles of non-violence, lead a training in non-violent direct action. In addition, a sign-painting session and singing of songs in preparation for Monday’s MLK walk will take place. Program in collaboration with The Beloved Community Yellow Springs initiative.
Monday, Jan. 16
• 9:15 a.m., Coretta Scott King Center, Antioch College — “The Gathering: Reflections and Expressions.” Inspirational expressions associated with Martin Luther King’s work and vision. Coffee and hot chocolate served.
• 10 a.m., Mills Lawn Elementary School — Walkers gather.
• 10:15 a.m., along Corry Street to Foundry Theater — MLK Day walk.
• 11 a.m., Foundry Theater, Antioch College — Martin Luther King Day program. Bomani Moyenda will emcee the program that will include the Booth Family Drummers, the World House Choir, remarks by Cheryl Levine of the Yellow Springs Havurah, poet Frank Brown, Peacemaker essays by Yellows Springs Schools students, and the awarding of the Community Peacemaker Award. Hot beverages and desserts will be available following the program.
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