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Public is invited to free Brown County celebration of Martin Luther King birthday, “Unity In My Community"

Casey M Fryda

Wednesday January 4, 2017
The public is invited to a free celebration for all ages and cultures to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King and to celebrate the cultures in Brown County!

The 22nd Annual Community Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday will be held Saturday, Jan. 14 in the Student Center Commons (2740 W. Mason Street, Green Bay) from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 Noon. The event is organized and sponsored by area academic and cultural organizations, and all are welcome!

At this year's MLK Celebration, visitors can:
·         Enjoy live dance and musical performances by local artists
·         Hear the inspiring words of Dr. King
·         Share in a free lunch of multicultural cuisine 
·         See the work of area students who competed in the annual MLK poster, essay and poetry contest 

Performers
This year’s performers include African drummers and singers, an invocation from the Oneida Nation Arts Program, and an opportunity to learn new dance steps from the Kinkaviwo Ensemble.

Poster - Essay - Poetry Contest
Students from Brown County and the Oneida Nation were invited to participate in a poster/essay/poetry contest that shares this year's theme, “Unity In My Community." Contest entries are being judged this week and winners will be announced at the celebration. 

Organizers and sponsors
The celebration is being organized by representatives from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, St. Norbert College, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, Green Bay Public Schools, NEWAAMA, Humana, and community volunteers. 

Gold Level Sponsors of the event are Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, and Wisconsin Public Service. Additional major sponsors are St. Norbert College, Green Bay Area Public School District, and US Bank.       

See photos from last year's celebration: 


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Join us!

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