For Immediate Release
January 8, 2017
Gorge Communities to Celebrate MLK on Jan. 16
Gorge residents are invited to celebrate the life, work and dreams of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, January 16th, at Riverside Community Church, 4th and State streets in downtown Hood River.
The theme of this year’s celebration, sponsored by Gorge Ecumenical Ministries, is “The Dreams of Martin Luther King Jr. Live On: Building a Community with Justice for All.” This year’s event will have include:
3-4:00 p.m. Interactive workshops:“Raising Racially Just Children” with Megan Winn; and “Immigration 101:Myths and Realities” with attorney MariRuth Petzing.
5:15 p.m.: Potluck dinner
6:30 p.m.: Celebration of Martin Luther King, featuring music by members of Grupo Antifaz and a community-wide gospel choir directed by local musician Tim Mayer. Anyone interested in being a part of the choir is invited to contact Paul Thompson: firstname.lastname@example.org.
“On the MLK holiday we will gather to reflect upon and celebrate the spirit-filled, justice-oriented work of King,” explained GEM chairperson and Riverside pastor Rev. Vicky Stifter. “In these troubled times, we will also lift up the injustice and unfulfilled dreams that exist in the lives of many in our own communities.”
The celebration is free of charge and open to the public. Donations will be accepted to support GEM’s social and environmental justice work in the Gorge. For further information: 541-386-1412.
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