Tucson Martin Luther King Day Celebration and Days of Service

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H/T KXCI Tucson 91.3 FM – Community Events:

On Friday, January 17th at 3pm there will be a MLK 2014 Keynote Address entitled “Race and Region in the Age of Obama” at the UA South Ballroom.

Sponsored by African American Student Affairs, the UA Africana Studies Department, and the Dean of Students Office.

In the spirit of Dr. Martin King Jr.’s revolutionary activism and legacy, join us as we talk about race in Arizona with renowned scholar Dr. Matthew Whitaker, founding director of the Center for Race and Democracy at Arizona State University. As an expert in U.S. history, civil rights, and social movements, this event will be a great opportunity to learn more about contemporary race relations, building interracial alliances, and the continued importance of working for racial justice.

MLKFollowing the lecture, students are also invited to participate in a day of service sponsored by the UA Cultural Centers and ASUA on Saturday January 18th. Information about the service project can be found at: http://arizona.volunteermatch.org/search/opp1576373.jsp

On Saturday, January 18th Pueblo Gardens Neighborhood Association holds their 24th annual Martin Luther King Scholarship Breakfast at the Boys and Girls Club 2585 East 36th Street. Doors open at 7:15 am, breakfast served at 8am and program begins at 8:30. Breakfast by donation. http://pueblo-gardensneighborhood.info/

On Sunday, January 19th, Tucson Arts Brigade hosts an Annual MLK Day of Arts Service Inspiring a New Generation Sunday, January 19th from 2-5pm at Safe Park, west of 1 South Church Avenue. Join them for a hands-on workshop creating original craft items that Homeless Education Resource Encampment (HERE) can vend at Safe Park. Facilitated by Tucson Arts Brigade, Occupy Public Land and the Safe Park Project.

On Monday, January 20th The Martin Luther King Jr. March and Festival Celebration begins at the U of A Mall at 8:30am with a march to Reid Park. The program continues at the Demeester Performance Pavilion from 10:30am to 3:30pm. This year’s celebration is also a Tribute to Nelson Mandela and includes speakers, dancers, praise dance, choirs from various churches, jazz, R&B, Hip Hop, barbecue, catfish, chickenwings, cake and pie. More information: Donna Liggins 237-7806 or drliggins33@hotmail.com

Temple EmanuEl hosts The Annual MLK Jr. Freedom Song Singalong. Ted Warmbrand leads songs that inspired and were inspired by the young people who made the American Civil Rights Movement move. Monday, January 20, 225 N Country Club at 2 PM.

On Monday, January 20th, The Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona host Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration Monday, from 11 am- 2 pm;

Formal program begins at 11:00 am with opening remarks from Congressman Rob Barber & Mayor Jonathan Rothschild at the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona Headquarters 4300 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson 85711. Activities take place at the lot adjacent to office & future home of the Girl Scout Leadership Building

The Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in partnership with Tucson Service Learning, Arizona Serves, the American Red Cross and the Cesar Chavez Foundation on Monday, January 20, 2014 from 11 am-2 pm at the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona headquarters.

On Monday, January 20th, Saguaro National Park will be joining along with other national park units across the country to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a fee-free entry into the park on Monday, January 20. Visitors arriving in the park on Monday will be allowed to enter free of charge.

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