Students, faculty and staff will come together from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m.to perform community service at the Homeless Coalition of Southern Indiana, Green Valley Care Center and Our Place Drug and Alcohol Services.
AMPED is inviting 11 to 18-year-olds to join them in celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King in a day-long workshop about Dr. King. Milton said the parade route will follow Main Street instead of Sheridan Avenue into Bricktown, the one change in this year's route as compared to last year's. Half a century later, with the racial divide that still exists in the USA, would Dr. King be pleased by what he accomplished? That means more than attending a parade or watching a video of the famous "I Have A Dream" speech, it means looking in our hearts and accepting that we all have value and deserve respect, regardless of race, creed or national origin.
The event showcases locally and internationally known performing artists, children from Oakland public elementary schools, archival footage of Dr. King, and the presentation of the "Oakland Citizen Humanitarian Award" presented to an outstanding Oakland citizen. "This is about relieving and remembering Dr. King and the others who laid their life on the line for what we have today".
He said Johnson will be speaking on this at the breakfast.
The weapon of love eventually overcame those of hate, such as bombs and guns, Scott said.
This year is also the 50th anniversary of King's assassination and the event will also include a special exhibit featuring mementos and press clippings from the personal files of members of the steering committee.
Lilliboe said her mom went to Alabama not to die, but to help people to vote.
A local observance will be held beginning at 5 p.m.at Cine El Rey in downtown McAllen.
"If people feel moved to "Be the Dream" and take action, we'll have resources for them to connect with", Miller said.