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MLK Dayton, Inc.
Presents

2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Theme:
“Lift Every Voice”

Our vision is to inspire citizens and act on the vision of social justice influnced by the legacy of Dr. Matin Luther King, Jr.

Our mission is to continueto advance and promote the dream, life and legacy of Dr. King.


OFFICERS:

Anthony B. Whitmore, President
Barbara Hudson-Banner, Vice President
Ivy Young, Treasurer


BOARD MEMBERS:

Rev. Junior Greenlee, Chairman
Rev. Junior Greenlee
George Antonio Brown
Sophia Johnson
Barbara Hudson-Banner
Pam S. Long
Carol A. Prewitt
Patricia Rousseau Esq.
Amaha Sellassie
Munsup Seoh, Ph.D.
Islom Shakhbandarov
Fr. Benjamin Speare-Hardy II
Dorothy L. Thomas
Juanita Wehrle-Einhorn, Ph.D.
Anthony B. Whitmore

Honorary Co-Chairs:
Mr. Glenn Costie, Mrs. Yvonne Bravo Wathen, and Judge Adele M. Riley

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This website will be maintained for organizng events to celebrate MLK Holiday in the Greater Dayton area.

To browse previous years' celebratiions, please click:

 

2014 Celebration

 

2013 Celebration

 

2012 Celebration


Please feel free to email  Webmaster (Munsup Seoh) your event information to celebrate MLK Holiday. If the content is proper, it may be posted on this website.

All other community events which are free & open to the public would be listed on this page:
Community Events or
Community News

 


Ohio Governor's 2015 Resolution (PDF file)
(Scroll down to the bottom of this page!)

Events to Celebrate MLK, Jr. Day

DATE AND TIME

INFORMATION

   

Thursday, January 1, 2015

EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION
(See Event Pictures taken by Tom Sheibenberger)

11:00 a.m.

Speaker:  Rev. Dr. Charles Brown, Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Dayton, OH

 

Admission: Free

 

Location: Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 3300 West Third Street, Dayton, OH 45417

   

Friday, January 9, 2015

INTERFAITH PRAYER BREAKFAST
(See Breakfast Pictures taken by Tom Sheibenberger)

7:30 a.m.

Speaker: Pastor Corey Cunningham, The Inspiration Church, Dayton, OH

 

Donation: $30

 

Location: Mandalay Banquet Center, 2700 East River Road, Moraine, Ohio 45439

   

Sunday, January 11, 2015

WORSHIP SERVICE
(See Worship Service Pictures taken by Tom Sheibenberger)

6:30 p.m.

Speaker: Pastor Cory J. Pruitt, Mt. Enon Missionary Baptist Church, Dayton, OH

  Admission: Free

 

Location: Wayman Chapel A.M.E. Church, 3317 Hoover Ave., Dayton, OH 45402

   

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

WORKSHOP – HEALING HISTORICAL WOUNDS
(See the Workshop Pictures taken by Sheibenberger)

5:30 p.m. - 7:30pm

Presenter: Amaha Sellassie
  Admission: Free
  Location: St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 5301 Free Pike Avenue, Dayton OH 45426
   

Thursday, January 15, 2015
9:00 a.m.

The DAYTON VETERAN’S AFFAIRS MEDICAL CENTER
MLK BREKFAST & PROGRAM
(See MLK VA Breakfast Pictures taken by Sheibenberger)

 

Speaker: Rev. Leon Wilkinson, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Middletown, OH and Chaplain/Teacher, MonDay Community Correctional Institution, Dayton, OH
  Donation: $10
  Location:  Dayton Veterans Center, Bldg. 305, 4100 W. Third Street Dayton, OH 45428 (For tickets, call Ms. Cheryl Dixon at 937-268-6511, ext. 2353)
   

Friday, January 16, 2015
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

WOKSHOP – The Impact of Social Media on Children, Adolescents and Families
(See Social Media Event Pictures taken by Tom Sheibenberger)

 

Presenter:  Marsha Bonhart
  Admission: Free
  Location: The Ponnie Kendall Room, Bldg. 8, Sinclair Community College, 444 W. Third Street, Dayton, OH 45402
   

Friday, January 16, 2015
6:00 p.m.

30TH ANNUAL MARGARET E. PETERS SCHOOL PROGRAM AWARDS CEREMONY
(See Awards Ceremony Pictures taken by Tom Sheibenberger)

  MLK K-12 Art, Poetry and Prose Contest and Scholarship Contest
(for more details, click the abov e tab 'Peters School Program' or here!)
Admission: Free
  Location: Thurgood Marshall High School, 4447 Hoover Ave. Dayton, Ohio 45417

 

 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

MLK MUSICAL CONCERT

6:00 p.m.

Admission: Free

 

Location: Shiloh Baptist Church, 3801 Fairbanks Avenue Dayton, OH 45402

 

 

Monday, January 19, 2015

MLK MEMORIAL MARCH AND RALLY
(See March/Rally Pictures taken by Sheibenberger)

10:00 a.m.

Admission: Free

 

Assemble at 1323 West Third St, Dayton, OH 45402 and Rally around 11:00 a.m. at the Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. Fifth Street, Dayton, OH 45402
(March Flyer for more details)

 

 

Monday, January 19, 2015
11:30 am-3:00 pm

VIOLENCE PREVENTION TEEN DAY CELEBRATION
FEATURED MOVIE:
“Belle”

 

Admission: Free
  Location: Neon Movies, 130 E. Fifth Street, Dayton, OH 45402
   

Monday, January 19, 2015

MLK CELEBRATION BANQUET  -  THEME: Lift Every Voice

6:00 p.m.

Speaker: David B. Fankhouser, Ph.D., Freedom Rider
  Donation: $60 (per person)
  Location: The Dayton Convention Center, 22 East Fifth Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402

 

 

For more information, please contact:
General Chairperson:
Anthony B. Whitmore (937) 425-8400
or
Program Chairperson: Karen Hunt (937) 416-2383


Ohio Governor's 2015 Resolution (PDF file)

 


List of Chairs & Co-Chairs

Programming
Karen Hunt, Co-Chair
Islom Shakhbandarov, Co-Chair

Public Relations/Marketing
Nathan Owens, Co-Chair
Mary Taylor, Co-Chair
James Hannah
Carol Prewitt
Debra Jordan
David Adams

Communications
Munsup Seoh, Webmaster
Jeanette Taylor, Co-Chair

MLK Worship Service
WHO ARE THE CO-CHAIRS?
Rev. Schooler
Dr. Rev. Flowers
Rev. Xavier Johnson
Rev. Sylvia Mosley
Dr. Rev. Winston
Pastor Todd Hoskins
Randy Chestnut

Emancipation Proclamation
Rev. Dr. Junior Greenely Co-Chair
Dr. Rodney Kenney-Co-Chair
Rev. Dr. Harris
Pastor Todd Hoskins
Randy Chestnut

MLK School Program
Margaret Peters, Co-Chair
Dr. Juanita Wehrle-Einhorn, Co-Chair

MLK Workshops
Brenda Blake, Co-Chair
James Bolden, Co-Chair
Jason Zastrow, Co-Chair

Finance
Ivy young, Treasurer
Nick Garren, Co-Chair
Ashley Webb, Co-Chair


Community Food Distribution
George Antonio Brown, Co-Chair
Veronica Bedell-Nevels, Co-Chair

International
Manuel Cuellar, Co-Chair 937-241-5622
Angela Katampe, Co-Chair

Interfaith Prayer Breakfast
Bishop Marva Mitchell- Co-Chair
Dr. Seeyong Lee-Co-Chair
Aaron Ory
Rob Wilson
Pastor Todd Hoskins
Randy Chestnut

Printing Company
Charley Schuerholz
Schuerholz Printing Co.
3540 Marshall Rd., Kettering

Logistic Support – Distribution & Volunteers
Charlene Chattams, Co-Chair
Cheryl Dixon, Co-Chair
Changel Suolabaera, Co-Chair
Ellie Dell

Logistic Support – Transportation
Vurniece Jackson Co-Chair
Rev. Bill Roberts, Co-Chair
Royal Starks

MLK March
Sophia Johnson, Co-Chair
Amaha Sellassie, Co-Chair
Rev. Cory Pruitt

MLK Rally
Rev. Corey Cunningham, Co-Chair
Major Darryl Wilson, Co-Chair
Sadabaeva Zhanyl Kurmanbekovna
Candace Bryson

Photographer
Kenny Wilkerson
Thomas Sheibenberger

Banquet Logistics
WHO ARE THE CO-CHAIRS?
MLK Staff
MC’s Yuna Lee & Gabrielle Enright
African homs & drums players

MLK Musical Celebration
Michael Cunningham, Co-Chair
Wilma Greenlee, Co-chair
Ann Synder
Jim Wiltshire
Kevin Beam

MLK Chorale
Jeremy Winston, Co-Chair

Youth Group
Haji Komilon, Co-Chair
Erin Rogers, Co-Chair
Andreana Jordan, Co-Chair
James Bolden, Advisor
Sharron Connors, Advisor
Paul Gales, Advisor
Larry Lane
Azriel Jordan
David Jordan
Quinton Jordan
Wesly Porcelli

College Connection
David Boldery, Co-Chair
Amaha Sellassie, Co-Chair
Yvonne Dudley
Tom Roberts

Senior Citizens
Linda Miller, Co-Chair

Disability Services Committee
Shari Cooper, Co-Chair
Yvonne Kennedy, Co-Chair

Last Update On January 21, 2015


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