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.
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