2006 King week events
Published: Monday, January 9, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 8, 2006 at 11:31 p.m.
For more information on events in the listing below, please contact the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Florida, 376-2442.
Monday, Jan. 9
2006 Press Conference, noon, MLK Jr. Gardens Downtown
Tuesday, Jan. 10
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, 11 a.m., Gainesville VA Medical Center Auditorium, 1601 Archer Rd.
King Week Kickoff Service, 6:30 p.m., Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 100 NE 1st St.; Speaker: the Rev. Adrian Taylor, Springhill Missionary Baptist Church
Wednesday, Jan. 11
The "Kingian Nonviolence" Leadership Conference, 6:30-8:30 p.m., MLK Multi-Purpose Center, 1028 NE 14th St.; Speakers: John T. Jones Jr., executive director of the Florida MLK Jr. Institute for Nonviolence and Capt. (Ret.) Charles L. Alphin Sr.
Thursday, Jan. 12
Diversity Luncheon, 11:30-1 p.m., MLK Multi-Purpose Center, 1028 NE 14th St.
Martin Luther King Jr. 2006 Black History/Culture Brain Bowl, 7 p.m., MLK Multi-Purpose Center, 1028 NE 14th St.
Saturday, Jan. 14
"Empowerment Through Education Symposium", 10 a.m.-3 p.m., MLK Multi-Purpose Center, 1028 NE 14th St.
Sunday, Jan. 15
Martin Luther King Commemorative Program, 11 a.m., Mount Zion AME Church, Hawthorne. Inspirational song, skits, readings and guest speaker.
21st Annual Hall of Fame Banquet, "Empowerment for the Next Decade - Empowerment Through Education;"
keynote speaker: Bonita Parker, chief operating officer of the Rainbow Push Coalition, Chicago; 6 p.m., Paramount Plaza hotel, 2900 SW 13th St. Donation: $40 (no tickets sold at door). Contact: Jackie Hart-Williams at 376-2442 or 264-6956.
Monday, Jan. 16
Prayer Breakfast, 6:30 a.m., Gainesville VA Medical Center Auditorium, 1601 Archer Rd.
National Holiday Kickoff Program, noon, Downtown Community Plaza; speaker: Kendra Grimes, Eastside High School, 2006 Edna M. Hart Keeper of the Dream Award Recipient.
Annual Commemorative March, 1 p.m., MLK Memorial Gardens (downtown) to MLK Multi-Purpose Center, Waldo Road.
Gospel Extravaganza, 2 p.m., MLK Multi-Purpose Center, 1028 NE 14th St.
Post-King week events
Ebony Fashion Show, 8 p.m., Lincoln Middle School, 1001 SE 12th St. Tickets: $25. Contact: Verna Johnson, 372-1004.
Saturday, March 11
Rosewood Bus Tour, departs from Paramount Plaza hotel at 9 a.m., returning at 2 p.m.; Cost: TBA. Contact: Lizzie Jenkins at (352) 495-2197.
Women In Religion, time TBA, Paramount Plaza hotel; cost: TBA. Contact: Janie S. Williams at 378-4586.