P.O. Box 6015
300 S. Providence
Columbia, MO 65205
Thursday, January 16
Columbia Values Diversity Celebration
This is the 21st annual celebration of the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The theme of this year’s event is "The Rich Tapestry of Diversity”. The program will include the presentation of the 17th annual Columbia Values Diversity Awards. The highlight of the event will be a keynote by Steve Pemberton.
The Celebration will be rebroadcast on the Columbia Channel (Mediacom Channel 80, Charter Communications Channel 2, and CenturyLink 601) on:
Saturday, January 18 & Sunday, January 19
Day of Service
Monday, January 20
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Service
The Columbia NAACP will host their annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Program. This year’s theme is “Reaffirming a Legacy of Hope”. A brief ceremony will be held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on Stadium Blvd. followed by a motorcade from the MLK Memorial to Second Baptist Church. Upon the motorcade’s arrival, a celebration program will begin at Second Baptist Church. A free community luncheon will be served following the program.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Candlelight Walk and Celebration
This year’s event will again feature a Candlelight march from Douglass High School Gym to a service at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 204 East Ash Street.
Wednesday, January 29
MU Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Lecture
Join the MU Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative for a reception and presentation at the Missouri Theatre, 203 S. Ninth Street, to celebrate the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
For more information contact the Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative at (573) 882-5838 or visit http://mlk.missouri.edu.