Come Celebrate the Life of Dr. Martin L. King Jr.
One of the Greatest Figures the World Has Ever Known
in the History of Non-Violence!
DR. MARTIN L. KING Jr:
His Voice, His Teachings, His Love For Humanity
Sunday, January 7, 3:00 pm
The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church
1313 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC. 20005
The Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington
The Council of Churches of Greater Washington
Enjoy an afternoon of Calvin Woodland impersonating the voice of Dr. King and sharing his famous quotations; hear keynote speaker, Dr. Ben Chavis (see bio below information), who worked with MLK during the civil rights movement, share his reflections of the challenges they faced and their triumphs; listen to interfaith expressions relating the tenets of different religions to the important teachings of MLK; savor the inspiring music by well known gospel singer Wyomme Pariss and the beautiful musical selections by the World Children’s Choir, as well as a special treat with the famous Hip Hop Artist, Husha Assad, offering powerful pieces about our society and Dr. King’s vision. Finally, a unique, “Speak Your Mind” during a brief mini-Community Dialogue about issues you are concerned about in our society today! This is an event the whole family will enjoy.
Have fun with the entire congregation joining in a joyous sing-along as we leave the sanctuary for a Special Reception of delicious food and the “MLK PEACE EXPO RESOURCE FAIR: Welcome to the Beloved Community,” a Resource Fair of peace, social justice, human rights organizations and more… living Dr. King’s dream of a “Beloved Community.”
*Any organization interested in “tabling” at the MLK EXPO can register at: http://bit.ly/MLKExpoEVENTBRITERegistration
Space is limited so sign up right away to secure a table.
For more information, contact Andra at: email@example.com
*There will be FREE Garage Parking for this special service right next to the church at:
1399 New York Avenue Washington, DC 20005 until 6:15 p.m.
Dr. Benjamin Chavis Biography
Rev.Dr.Benjamin Chavis, our keynote speaker, was an African American Civil Rights Leader who was an assistant to Martin L. King Jr. who inspired him to work in the civil rights movement. Throughout his career, Dr. Chavis has held many key positions. In addition to being on the “advance team” for Dr.King, he served as a youth coordinator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). He was appointed Southern Regional Program Director of the United Church of Christ Commission for Racial Justice (UCC-CRJ and later became the Executive Director of UCC and CEO of the UCC-CRJ. Additionally, he served as Vice President of the National Council of Churches and was the youngest Executive Director and CEO of the NAACP, the nation’s oldest, largest and most widely recognized civil rights organization in the US. Dr. Chavis, is well-known for being appointed National Director of the Million Man March, one of the most successful gatherings of the 20th century. Dr.Chavis is a noted author, and sought- after speaker who eloquently sheds light upon the history of the civil rights movement and the legacy of Dr. King’s wisdom in today’s world.
For further information, please contact:
In Gratitude for Keeping Dr. King’s Dream alive,
The 2018 MLK Interfaith Commemorative Event Committee