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 All are invited to community King celebration on Saturday


 Casey Fryda


Community members from throughout Northeastern Wisconsin are invited to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this weekend. Hundreds of people are expected for the 19th annual community celebration of his life Saturday, Jan. 18 at NWTC.

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 2013 program’s theme, “A Vision for Peace.”

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, 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 performances by the Hmong, Nia and Lasya Dancers
  • Music by the Cornelius Family Oneida Hymn Singers
  • Excerpts from King's "I Have a Dream” speech by local students
  • Poster, essay and poetry contest awards

For more information on the event, visit, check out “Brown County MLK” on Facebook or follow @BrownCountyMLK on Twitter.

View photos from last year's Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration on Facebook!