Martin Luther King Jr. celebration to be held

Posted: Sunday, January 02, 2011

The Black Awareness Association of Juneau announces plans for the 2011 Martin Luther King Day celebration in Juneau. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the King federal holiday. The theme for the 2011 celebration is “Dare To Dream.”

The celebration will be held at 1 p.m. on Jan. 17 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church.

The celebration will include musical presentations, a recital from local vocalists and artists and greetings from local and state officials.

The featured keynote speaker is the Honorable Pamela Scott Washington, Anchorage District Court Judge. Judge Washington is the first African-American woman to join the Alaska judiciary.

As part of the activities for the day, the Black Awareness Association has partnered with SAGA (Southeast Alaska Guidance Association) to sponsor a food drive in conjunction with the celebration that will benefit local food banks. Attendees will be given the opportunity to participate in the food drive by bringing any non-perishable items with them and making their donation at the St. Paul celebration.

Everyone is encouraged to attend. There is no admission fee, but contributions will be accepted. Please contact 957-0630 or 957-1756 for further details.

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