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Our goal is to create a beloved community and
this will require a qualitative change in our souls
as well as a quantitative change in our lives.

~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

7:00 PM- 8th Annual Gerard A. Vanderhaar Symposium: Malik Yakini- Fostering a Just Food System.
Malik Kenyatta Yakini is a founder and the Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network. He views the �good food revolution� as part of the larger movement for freedom, justice and equality. He has an intense interest in contributing to the development of an international food sovereignty movement that embraces Blacks farmers in the Americas, the Caribbean and Africa. He is currently an Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy Food and Community Fellow. More info online.

Friday, April 4, 2014

2:00 PM- 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Acts An educational forum addressing the impact of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. What led to the legislation? What promises were granted, what�s left unfulfilled and what now?
At National Civil Rights Museum, 450 Mulberry St. Contact: NCRM, 521-9699. More info online.

6:00 PM- Wreath Laying Ceremony by Alpha Phi Alpha
At National Civil Rights Museum. Contact Darryl Arbor, 482-0035, djarbor@aol.com.

6:30 PM- Awards Banquet Gala by April 4th Foundation. Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian honoree.
At The Peabody, 149 Union Ave. $100/person. Contact Johnson Saulsberry, 859-3364, jesaulsberry1@aol.com More info online.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

8:30 AM- 2:00 pm The Urban Summit
The Mid-South's premiere experience for Urban Ministry Training from some of the nation's most proven leaders in the field
At Christ United Methodist Church, 4488 Poplar Ave. $59/person. See website to register and for more info.

9:30 AM- Freedom March from the Cook Convention Center down 2nd to the National Civil Rights Museum.
At Cook Convention Center, 255 No Main St. Contact: AFSCME, 525-2458. More info online.

10:00 AM- MIFA Annual Day of Reflection and Service presented by ServiceMaster.
10 am - 11 am. MIFA's 16th Annual Ceremony Honoring Volunteers, Staff and Dr. King
At MIFA, 910 Vance. Contact: MIFA. 529-4514, cnelson@mifa.org. More info online.

11:00 AM- Breaking of the Chains- grand reopening ceremony concluding with the official opening of the doors to the public.
At National Civil Rights Museum, 450 Mulberry St. Contact: NCRM, 521-9699. More info online.

12:00 PM- Freedom ForwardA full day of performances, speeches, and reflections from the Freedom Forward main stage as visitors tour the Museum.
At National Civil Rights Museum, 450 Mulberry St. Contact: NCRM, 521-9699. More info online.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Morning- Faith Community Sunday Services
Local congregations remember and honor Dr. King in their own ways.

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

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