Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Program (free and open to all)

Join us for the 31st year anniversary of celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as we come together with the community to remember the crucial contributions Dr. King made throughout his life.  He challenged all of us to recognize and address social justice with compassion and love.   The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Program will be held Monday, January 16, 2017, 6:30 p.m.  Location to be determined.   Special Guest Speaker to be announced.


Empowering Our Community
As a journalist, Touré knows how to ask the questions that extract the most revealing answers from our pop culture idols. He is a contributing editor to Rolling Stone, host of The Hip-Hop Show and On the Record for Fuse TV, columnist for Time.com and contributor to Vice. Touré has interviewed nearly every major player in hip-hop as well as such superstars as Lady Gaga, Adele, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, and Rihanna.  Touré is the author of Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness?: What It Means to Be Black Now, named one of the Most Notable Books of 2011 by The New York Times and The Washington Post. In it, he takes a courageous look at what it means to be black in the age of Obama.

Through a partnership with Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University and Davenport University over 60 scholarships have been awarded during this annual celebration.  Incoming freshman students have received support as they pursue their academic goals in keeping with Dr. King’s hopes of personal achievement for our youth.  FREE AND OPEN TO ALL.

2016 Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Program link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKMvh7_lRF4

2015 Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Program link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-z7_WamxwM

2014 Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Program link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP93hW-c7NU

2013 Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Program link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEBZ865-nQ0