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Listing: 2015 MLK Day Events Around The Miami Valley

Martin Luther King's 1965 commencement speech at Antioch College
courtesy of Antiochiana
Martin Luther King

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Dayton Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center MLK Breakfast & Program

9:00 a.m.

Speaker: Rev. Leon Wilkinson, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Middletown, OH and Chaplain/Teacher, MonDay Community Correctional Institution, Dayton, OH

Donation: $10

Ticket Information:  Cheryl Dixon, 937-268-6511, ext. 2353

Location:  Dayton Veterans Center, Bldg. 305, 4100 W. Third Street Dayton, OH 45428

Friday, January 16, 2015

Workshop: The Impact of Social Media on Children, Adolescents and Families

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Presenter:  Marsha Bonhart

Admission: Free

Location: Sinclair Community College, 444 W. Third Street, Dayton, OH 45402

30th Annual Margaret E. Peters School Program Awards Ceremony

6:00 p.m.

Admission: Free

Location: Thurgood Marshall High School, 4447 Hoover Avenue, Dayton, OH 45417

Sunday, January 18, 2015

MLK Musical Concert

6:00 p.m.

Admission: Free

Location: Shiloh Baptist Church, Pastor Timothy Newkirk, 3801 Fairbanks Avenue Dayton, OH 45402

Monday, January 19, 2015

Dayton MLK Memorial March

10:00 a.m.

Admission:  Free

Location: Assemble at 1323 W. Third Street, Dayton, OH 45402

Dayton MLK Memorial Rally

11:00 a.m.

Admission:  Free

Location: The Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. Fifth Street, Dayton, OH 45402

Antioch College Coretta Scott King Center MLK Celebration

9:30 a.m., meeting up with Yellow Springs celebrations at 10:30 a.m.

Admission: Free

Location: Coretta Scott King Center, Antioch College, Yellow Springs

Yellow Springs MLK Day March

10:30 a.m.

Location: Departs from Mills Lawn Elementary School

Yellow Springs MLK Celebration: “His Dream: Our Commitment to Justice”

11 a.m.

Admission: Free

Speaker: Rev. Joel King, cousin of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Location: Central Chapel AME Church, 411 South High Street, Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Violence Prevention Teen Day Celebration

11:30 am-3:00 pm Featured Movie:  “Belle”

Admission:  Free

Location:  Neon Movies, 130 E. Fifth Street, Dayton, OH 45402

“Civil Rights in the New Millennium” at Wittenberg University

11 a.m. speaker at Weaver Chapel, 2 p.m. q&a at Joseph C. Shouvlin Center, RM105

Speaker: Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian, Civil Rights Movement Leader and Author

Sponsored by Gil Belles, ’62; Jennette B. Bradley, ’74; Janet Jackson, ’75; Ronald C. Woods, ’69, Wendy Miller Woods ’71 and WYSO 91.3 FM Public Radio.

Cedarville MLK Chapel Service

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Speaker:  Rev. Gregory Dyson

Location: Dixon Ministry Center, Cedarville University, 251 North Main Street, Cedarville, OH 45314

Cedarville MLK Leaders Reception, welcoming pastors from the Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Association

5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Location: Stevens Student Center, Cedarville University, 251 North

Main Street, Cedarville, OH 45314

All day free coffee and documentaries on MLK

7 a.m.-6 p.m.

The Coffee Lounge will be offering free coffee and movies and a 10 percent donation of each purchase to the church of patrons' choice.

Location: The Coffee Lounge, 2809 Philadelphia Drive at the corner of Siebenthaler Avenue in Dayton

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

MLK Celebration 2015 – Chapel Service with Cedarville’s President

Time: TBA

Thomas White, Ph.D., President of Cedarville University will be sharing  his heart this day and it will be a powerful time from the word of God

Location:  Cedarville University, 251 North Main Street, Cedarville, OH 45314

Dayton MLK Celebration Banquet – Theme: Lift Every Voice

6:00 p.m.

Speaker:  David B. Fankhauser, Ph.D., Freedom Rider

Donation: $60 (per person)

Location: The Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. Fifth Street, Dayton, OH 45402

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

University of Dayton Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Lunch

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Location: The University of Dayton, Kennedy Union Ballroom, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH  45469

For more information:  Office of Multicultural Affairs, 937-229-3634

University of Dayton MLK Birthday Cake Celebration

12:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Location: The University of Dayton, Kennedy Union First Floor, 300  College Park, Dayton, OH  45469

For more information:  Office of Multicultural Affairs, 937-229-3634

Wednesday January 21, 2015

Reflections of Peace:  A Discussion of the Service and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

6:00 p.m.

Listen to Dr. Marin Luther King, Jr. accept his Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.

Speakers:  Join students of all ages as well as local and state leaders as they discuss the impact MLK had on society as a whole and what it means to us today.

Location: Antioch University Midwest, 900 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Contact:  Kelly Leff at 937-769-1817

Friday, January 23, 2015

University of Dayton MLK Celebration 2015: Two Societies Film Screening

12:00 p.m.

Location: The University of Dayton, Roesch Library, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469

For more information:  Office of Multicultural Affairs, 937-229-3634

Rhythm, Voice and Vision: In the Spirit of Dr. King

12:00 p.m.

Location: The University of Dayton, McGinnis Center, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH  45469

For more information:  Office of Multicultural Affairs, 937-229-3634

Saturday, January 24, 2015

MLK Social Justice Plunge

12:00 p.m.

Location: The University of Dayton, Liberty Hall, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH  45469

For more information:  Office of Multicultural Affairs, 937-229-3634

Monday, January 26, 2015

UD Speaker Series Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Commemorative Speaker and A Tribute to the Life and Contributions of Father Paul Marshall, S.M. by Sr. Jamie T. Phelps O.P., Ph.D.

7:00 p.m.

Location: The University of Dayton, Kennedy Union Ballroom, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH  45469

For more information:  Office of Multicultural Affairs, 937-229-3634

Information courtesy of Antioch University Midwest, the Village of Yellow Springs and local universities.