48th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Week Celebration Is Jan. 8-15

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Unity Group of Chattanooga will host the 48th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Week Celebration, “The Dream: Delay Is Not An Option.” 

Here is the schedule of events:

Monday Jan. 8,  p.m.
Mass Incarceration
Bessie Smith Cultural Center
200 East M L King Blvd.  
Presenter: Hedy Weinberg, ACLU Tennessee executive director 

Tuesday Jan. 9, 7 p.m.
Interfaith Worship Service: Celebration of Music
Mercy Junction Peace and Justice Center
1918 Union Ave. 
Facilitator: Tom Kunesh, Chattanooga Intertribal Association 

Thursday, Jan. 11, 11:30 a.m.
SE Council on Children and Youth Children’s Rights Conference
Second Missionary Baptist Church 
2305 East Third Str.
Presenter: Rosalyn Leavell-Rice, regional coordinator TCCY/ SE Council on Children and Youth  

Thursday, Jan. 11, 6 p.m.
Hamilton County Black Caucus presents: Developing a Community Agenda
Eastdale Village UMC
1403 Tunnel Blvd. 
Facilitators: Bro. Kevin Muhammad, Pastor Timothy Careathers, Hamilton County Black Caucus

Friday, Jan. 12, 6 p.m.
Black Native American: The Untold Story
Eastdale Village UMC
1403 Tunnel Blvd. 
Facilitator: Mahmood Abdullah, Sankofa Fund for Civic Engagement 

Saturday, Jan. 13, 9 a.m.
Annual Prayer Breakfast (Donation $25) 
Second Missionary Baptist Church 
2305 East Third St.
Featured Speaker: Pastor LeRoy Henderson of Second Oak Grove Baptist Church (Valdosta, Ga.) 

Sunday, Jan. 14, 4 p.m. 
Dr. King's Birthday Celebration
St. Paul A.M.E. Church
514 Williams St.
Featured Speaker: Marlena Toney 

Monday, Jan. 15, 4 p.m.
Memorial Parade and March (line up begins at 3 p.m.) 
740 East M. L. King Blvd. 
(Route begins at 3 p.m. on Peoples Street; ends at Bessie Smith Cultural Center) 

{Main Program}
Monday, Jan. 15, 5 p.m.
Orchard Knob Missionary Baptist Church
1734 E 3rd St.
Speaker: Lonnie C. King Jr., Committee on the Appeal for Human Rights, civil rights organizer 

For additional information contact: Sherman E. Matthews Jr. at 364-3501, semjr@epbfi.com  https://www.facebook.com/unitygroupofchattanooga or http://unitygroupofchattanooga.com




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