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King holiday activities scheduled

“Honoring the Past-Marching Toward the Future” is the theme for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday events Jan. 18-19 in Bowling Green.

Here’s a list of the activities scheduled by the Martin Luther King Jr. Planning Committee:

Sunday, Jan. 18

4 p.m.: Meet & Greet at State Street Baptist Church with the participants in the WKU Men & Women of Distinction calendar. Guest speaker will be Dr. Richard Miller, associate vice president of Academic Affairs and WKU’s Chief Diversity Officer. The 2009 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Calendar features 24 faculty and staff members of WKU. The price is $7.

Monday, Jan. 19

7:30 a.m.: Memorial Breakfast at Girls Inc., 260 Scott Way. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Porter Bailey of Rockfield Baptist Church. Tickets are $10. For tickets or information, contact Bowling Green Human Rights Commission at (270) 782-7900, Housing Authority of Bowling Green at (270) 843-6071, and WKU’s Office of Diversity Programs at (270) 745-5066.

10 a.m.: Traditional Symbolic March from Justice Center to State Street Baptist Church. Shuttle vans will be available beginning at 9:15 a.m. at State Street Baptist.

11 a.m.: Main Program at State Street Baptist Church, 340 State St. Keynote speaker will be the Rev. William Sheals of Hopewell Baptist Church in Norcross, Ga. The event will feature presentation of the fourth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights & Humanitarian Award to Alice Gatewood Waddell.

Youth activities planned Jan. 12-16

Youth Activities are scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12-16 at the old L.C. Curry Elementary School at 1350 Durbin drive. Kaleidoscope’s Voices 4 Justice Program In partnership with the MLK Holiday Planning Committee presents a week of arts and activism that includes dance, music, poetry and visual arts classes. Also local guest speakers will lead discussions about Justice and equity in our community. For information about Youth Activities call Lauren Cunningham with Kaleidoscope’s Youth in Arts Program at (270) 282-4433.

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