(Green Bay, WI) Community members from throughout Northeastern Wisconsin are invited to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the 18th annual community celebration of his birth Saturday, Jan. 19 at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, 2740 W. Mason St.
The celebration, which runs from 10:30 a.m. until noon, 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 2013 program’s theme, “Advancing the Dream Together: What is my role?”
NWTC, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, US Bank and Schreiber Foods are major sponsors for the event, which is organized by a community committee that also includes members from St. Norbert College and elsewhere. The celebration is free and open to the public.
The event will also feature remarks by community and educational leaders, dance performances by the Hmong, Nia and Lasya Dancers, a rendition of “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing,” and the Oneida Hymn Singers also will perform. UW- Green Bay Education Professor James Coates will continue his tradition of reciting King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech and the Green Bay Packers' Rob Davis will present a community tribute to Dr. King.
For more information on the event, visit www.browncomlk.org, check out “Brown County MLK” on Facebook or follow @BrownCountyMLK on Twitter.