Remembering King's legacy

Published: Thursday, January 5, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 4, 2006 at 2:36 p.m.

Pre-King Week activities

Sunday, Jan. 8
MLK Celebration Time: 11 a.m.
Place: Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church 510 NE 15th Street Contact: Janie S. Williams, (352) 378-4586 King Week activities Monday, Jan. 9 2006 Press Conference Time: Noon Place: MLK Jr. Gardens Downtown Contact: Rodney J. Long, (352) 376-2442 Tuesday, Jan. 10
MLK Celebration Time : 11 a.m.
Place: Gainesville VA Medical Center Auditorium 1601 SW Archer Road Contact: Wilma Thomas-Simmons, (352) 376-1611
King Week Kickoff Service Time : 6:30 p.m.
Place: Holy Trinity Episcopal Church 100 NE 1st St.
Speaker: the Rev. Adrian Taylor Springhill Missionary Baptist Church Contact: Jancie Vinson, (352) 338-8015 Wednesday, Jan. 11 The " Kingian Nonviolence"
Leadership Conference Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Place: MLK MultiPurpose Center, 1028 NE 14th St.
Speakers: John T. Jones Jr., executive director, Florida MLK Jr. Institute for Nonviolence Inc.; and (retired) Capt. Charles L. Alphin Sr.
Contact: (retired) Chief Atkins W. Warren, (352) 335-0406 Thursday, Jan. 12
Diversity Luncheon Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Place: MLK MultiPurpose Center Contact: Ida Rawls, (352) 374-5284 Martin Luther King Jr. - 2006 Black History/Culture Brain Bowl Time : 7 p.m.
Place: MLK MultiPurpose Center Contact: Cynthia E. Mingo, (352) 466-3320 or (352) 222-9425 Saturday, Jan. 14
"Empowerment through Education Symposium"
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Place: MLK MultiPurpose Center Contact: Marie D. Small, (352) 335-0572 Sunday, Jan. 15, Martin Luther King Jr.
Commemorative Program Time: 11 a.m.
Place: Mount Zion AME Church, Hawthorne, Featuring: Inspirational song, skits and readings Television Special: "We Have A Dream"
Time : 4-6 p.m.
Place: WCJB TV20 Contact: Karen Woolfstead, (352) 352-377-2020
Martin L. King Jr. Commission of Florida Inc. 21st Annual Hall of Fame Banquet Place: Paramount Resort and Conference Center, 2900 SW 13th St.
Theme: "Empowerment For The Next Decade-Empowerment through Education"
Keynote Speaker: Bonita Parker, chief operating officer, Rainbow Push Coalition, Chicago, Ill.
Time: 6 p.m.
Tickets: $40 (no tickets sold at door) Contact: Jackie Hart-Williams, (352) 376-2442 or (352) 264-6956 National Holiday Activities, Jan. 16
Press Conference Time: 11:30 a.m.
Place: MLK Jr. Gardens Downtown Contact: Rodney Long, (352) 376-2442
National Holiday Kickoff Program Time: Noon Place: Downtown Community Plaza, Speaker: Kendra Grimes, Eastside High School, 2006 Edna M. Hart Keeper of the Dream Award recipient Contact: Dorcas "Candy" Ramseur, (352) 514-1275
Annual Commemorative March Time: Noon Place: from MLK Memorial Gardens to MLK MultiPurpose Center Contact: Diyonne McGraw, (352) 246-1739
National Holiday Program and Gospel Extravaganza Time: 2 p.m.
Place: MLK MultiPurpose Center Featuring: local Gospel artists Contact: Janice Nix-Johnson (352) 380-9119 Martin Luther King, Jr.
Commission Of Florida, Inc
King Week 2006 Gainesville / Alachua County Commemorative Celebration Jan. 10-16, 2006 Martin Luther King Jr. Commission Of Florida, Inc

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