MLK Day Celebrations planned for 2015


Events are occurring this month in reverence to the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. If you are looking for a way to honor King’s legacy, the following opportunities may be of interest.

MLK Week
Northwest Arkansas MLK Council
Tuesday, Jan. 13 – Monday, Jan. 19 

Jan. 13 – 6:30 p.m.: Screening of the film Selma – Malco Razorback Cinema, Fayetteville, Ark.

Jan. 17 – 9 a.m. – Noon: Blanket and Baby Essentials Drive – St. James Baptist Church, Fayetteville, Ark.

Jan. 18 – 3 p.m.: MLK Memorial Service – St. James Baptist Church, Fayetteville, Ark.

Jan. 19 – 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.: MLK Dream Keepers’ Community Service Programs – (Various Locations in Fayetteville)

For more information, go to Northwest Arkansas MLK.

MLK TODAY: Undivided- 2015 King Holiday TV Special
The College of Aspiring Artists/Victory Television Network
Monday, Jan. 19 

Arkansas VTN – The Victory Television Network will air three showings of the MLK Today TV Special in partnership with The College of Aspiring Artists at 7 a.m., 5 p.m., and 10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19.

For more information, go to MLK Undivided or contact Rev. Arthur Hunt at 870.623.8179.

MLK Challenge
Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

Monday, Jan. 19 – 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center will host its annual MLK Challenge from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19. The MLK Challenge is a service program designed to engage youth in the role of servant leadership with a full day of service projects that challenge them mentally and socially.

Participants between 12 and 18 years old will work at sites across the city. Registration is required at MLK Challenge.

For more information, contact Elvon Reed at or 501.683.3592.

Day of Service – A Day On, Not a Day Off
Arkansas Martin Luther King Jr. Commission
Monday, Jan. 19 – 10 a.m.

The Arkansas Martin Luther King Jr. Commission will host its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday “A Day Of Service” featuring guest speaker Eric Braeden, known as Victor Newman of the soap opera The Young and the Restless, at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at the Benton Event Center located at 17322 Interstate 30 N, Benton, Ark. (Get Directions)

The commemoration serves as a catalyst for facilitating unity and understanding throughout the community while stimulating multicultural cooperation.

For more information, go to the MLK Commission Facebook page.

“Young and African-American in 2015,” a panel discussion
Clinton School and the Clinton School’s Center on Community Philanthropy
Monday, Jan. 19,- 6 p.m.

The Clinton School and the Clinton School’s Center on Community Philanthropy are hosting a panel discussion: “Young and African-American in 2015” at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, to commemorate the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The event will be held in Sturgis Hall at the Clinton School of Public Service.

This timely discussion follows the deaths of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fl.; Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.; Eric Garner in New York City; and New York City police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos.

For more information, go to Clinton School of Public Service

UALR’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
UALR Office of Campus Life
Tuesday, Jan. 20 – 12:30 p.m.

The Office of Campus Life at UALR is sponsoring a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration that will include a keynote address by T. Leon Williams, a diversity consultant and motivational speaker, at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, in the Donaghey Student Center, Ledbetter Room C.

A reception will follow at 1:30 p.m.

For more information, go UALR Campus Life.

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