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All are invited to community King celebration Jan. 17

Casey M Fryda

Friday January 9, 2015

Food, dancing, music, contest winners are highlights of event
by local colleges, communities, employers

Community members from throughout Northeastern Wisconsin are invited to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this month. Hundreds of people are expected for the 20th annual community celebration of his life Saturday, Jan. 17 at in the Commons of the Student Center at NWTC. (View the Student Center Main Entrance, Door 6, on the NWTC campus map.)

The free event will be held from 10:30 a.m. until noon in the NWTC Student Center at 2740 W. Mason Street, Green Bay. It will feature music, dancing, food, and reflections on King’s message. Organizers also will distribute awards for the annual K-12 poster, essay and poetry contest, which asks area students to reflect on the 2015 program’s theme, “Working for Justice Everywhere.”

NWTC, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, St. Norbert College, US Bank and Schreiber Foods are major sponsors for the event, which is organized by a community committee that also includes members from the Hmong community and elsewhere. The celebration is free and open to the public.

The family-friendly event will feature:

  • Food from diverse cultures

  • Remarks by community and educational leaders

  • Dance and music by local performers

  • Excerpts from King's "I Have a Dream” speech by local students

  • Poster, essay and poetry contest awards

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