MLK Youth World
House Party: Commemorating the achievements of Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr., The Dayton Human Relations Council is partnering with
the YWCA of Greater Dayton to sponsor a Youth MLK/Civil Rights
Celebration designed to increase understanding and appreciation for the
civil and human rights movement. The event will take place at the YWCA
on Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 1:00pm-4:00pm.
With its rich history and significance, the celebration is an
opportunity to reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. King and inspire
youth to take action and create positive change in their communities. In
addition to the historical relevance of the Civil Rights Movement,
presenters will explore contemporary issues regarding race, social
justice, and diversity as it affects and applies to young adults. In
honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s “World House”, this event will
also celebrate the cultural diversity of our community by featuring
world music, dance, spoken word, and food. Reflecting on their
experiences throughout the day, youth will have the opportunity to
create their own unique signs to be used during the MLK march and rally.
For more information on the event, call the Human Relations Council at
From The Past, Build Towards Our Future:
Saturday, January 18, 2014, from 1:00 – 3:00pm in Troy, Public Library.
Speaker: Mr. Larry Hamilton
Join us in commemorating the life and vision of Rev. Martin Luther
A native of Loveland, OH, and a retired teacher of African American
History, World Studies and Current Events from Piqua, OH.
He is a graduate of Central State University with a BS in
Education/History & Political Science in 1971. In addition, Hamilton
invented the educational game, NEWS OR LOSE, developed and conducted the
Ohio Scholars Bowl Competition, founded the non-profit organization
Promoting Recognition Of Diversity (PROD) to recruit minority candidates
to teach in Piqua City Schools and developed the RIGHT Concept to
promote community partnerships for naming public properties.
Hamilton was selected for Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. He was
awarded the Ohio Tri-County NAACP’s Martin Luther King Outstanding
African American Award and received the state of Ohio’s MLK Cultural
Awareness Award in 2005.
Mr. Hamilton authored a self- published book series. Book I Lucy’s
Story, Book II Between Two Suns and Book III is titled Refuge from the
Monday, January 20, 2014 from 10:00am – noon in Troy,
Richards Chapel. Speaker: Mr. David K. Greer
David K. Greer is a Civil Service retiree from the Federal
Government with a little over 31 years of service to his credit.
Starting out as a vocational high school student from Patterson Co-Op
High School, after he graduated he begin his Federal Civil Service
career as a firefighter.
Mr. Greer’s civic activities began as a volunteer community activist
since 1996. He became the Community Council Member representative to the
Northwest Priority Board (NWPB) for the Jane Reece Neighborhood
Association where he lives in Dayton, Ohio in 1999. He has not stopped
since. He continues as an active member of a number of civic
organizations in the Dayton area.
Mr. Greer is the proud father of four children, and has been doubled
blessed with eight grandchildren and one great-grandson, ranging in age
from 23 years of age to 7, and two year old, respectively.
(These two Troy events are sponsored by The King Team, Troy, with
special funding by Troy Foundation.)
MLK Townhall Meeting