2012 Martin Luther King Jr Day Events

Start Date: January 14, 2012
End Date: January 16, 2012
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Location: Various Locations, Charlotte, NC

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2012 Martin Luther King Jr Day – Events and celebrations honoring the life and legacy of MLK. Taking place in and around Charlotte, NC.

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

MLK Parade
Come celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The parade will start at 11:00 a.m. The route goes from 9th and Tryon Streets to Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Special Guests: Joan E. Higginbotham, Nasa Astronaut (Former);
Courtnee Mason, Miss Black NC USA 2011; Lt. Governor Walter Dalton, MLK National Holiday Celebration Medallion Award Presenter; Serenity, gospel artists
Contact: Chris Jenkins – 704-664-3853 | cjenkins@charlottevibe.com
Saturday, January 14, 2012 | Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Location: 9th St and Tryon St to MLK Blvd

Hands On Charlotte’s MLK Week of Service January 14-21, 2012
Each year, Hands On Charlotte honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by organizing dozens of volunteer service projects on and around the holiday that bears his name. These projects not only deliver valuable assistance to nonprofit organizations, schools and other service providers around the area, but also allow thousands of citizens to reflect on the meaning of Dr. King’s life of service for today’s America. The event includes Volunteer Projects, the MLK Service Forum, and Sunday Suppers.
January 14-21, 2012
www.handsoncharlotte.org

Sunday, January 15, 2012

MLK Memorial and Wreath Laying Celebration
Event to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ceremony will feature several community leaders, with benediction by the Rev. Sonja Lee and a solo by Gail Jackson Ford.
Sunday, January 15, 2012 | 2pm
Location: Marshall Park at the Statue: 800 East Third St, Charlotte
Marshall Park

MLK Worship Celebration 2012
MLK Celebration 2012 Committee (comprised of a group of 10 churches in the
Charlotte area)
Sunday, January 15, 2012 | Time: 6pm
Location: Greater Mt. Moriah Primitive Baptist Church: 727 West Trade St, Charlotte

Martin Luther King Legacy Concert with Micah Stampley & Blanche McAllister-Dykes
This moving tribute of narration, music, and dance reflects on Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement of America in the 60’s that sparked a nationwide spirit of reflection and change. The evening’s guest include Stellar Award Winning Singer, Songwriter and Producer Micah Stampley, Blanche McAllister-Dykes and others. The exceptional Legacy Concert Choir is conducted by William Cummings II
Sunday, January 15, 2012 | Time: 7:30pm | Cost: $15-$45
Location: Knight Theater: 430 South Tryon St, Charlotte
www.legacyconcert.com

Monday, January 16, 2012
18th Annual Martin Luther King Jr Prayer Breakfast
Each year this event celebrates and reflects upon Dr. King’s commanding tenets of the American Dream – Freedom, Democracy and Opportunity for All. The breakfast provides guests a tangible opportunity to support Dr. King’s dream for equality as the proceeds from the event are channeled directly into the McCrorey service area to help fulfill YMCA program and membership needs for all, regardless of economic status.
Monday, January 16, 2012 | Time: 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM | Cost: $35
Location: The Westin Hotel | 601 South College Street, Charlotte
www.ymcacharlotte.org

MLK Day 2012 – Finding Harmony in Difference
The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture celebrates the legacy of Dr. King by providing engaging and exciting workshops, films and presentations that support tolerance and respect in our communities. Tolerance can be viewed as a way of thinking and feeling that respects individuality. It is only through acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world’s cultures and forms of expression that we can begin to recognize harmony in difference.
Monday, January 16, 2012 | Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm | Costs: Free and open to the public
Location: Gantt Center – 551 South Tryon St & Wells Fargo Auditorium (At Knight Theater) – 430 South Tryon St
www.ganttcenter.org

Sierra Club Martin Luther King Day of Service Project
As part of our Resilient Habitat Program we’ll be doing maintenance on trees along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway in Belmont, part of Charlotte’s ecodistrict. Please bring a water bottle, work gloves, and wear closed toe shoes and appropriate clothing to be doing work outside in January. Creek ReLeaf will be providing project direction and tools. REI will provide water and snacks.
Monday, January 16, 2012 | Time: 9am-12pm
Little Sugar Creek Greenway in Belmont: Belmont Ave and N. Myers St, Charlotte
www.charlottesierraclub.org

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
The Levine Museum of the New South celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day by allowing the public to tour the museum’s exhibits for free. There will also be activities honoring Dr. King’s legacy.
Monday, January 16, 2012 | Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Levine Museum of the New South: 200 E. 7th St, Charlotte
www.museumofthenewsouth.org

Hands On Charlotte’s MLK Week of Service January 14-21, 2012
Each year, Hands On Charlotte honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by organizing dozens of volunteer service projects on and around the holiday that bears his name. These projects not only deliver valuable assistance to nonprofit organizations, schools and other service providers around the area, but also allow thousands of citizens to reflect on the meaning of Dr. King’s life of service for today’s America. The event includes Volunteer Projects, the MLK Service Forum, and Sunday Suppers.
January 14-21, 2012
www.handsoncharlotte.org

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