"Bringing Life to the Dream" is the theme for this year’s community wide tribute to civil rights champion Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Activities from educational sessions and forums to book readings and panel discussions are planned by partners Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo College, the city of Kalamazoo and the Northside Ministerial Alliance. They begin Friday, Jan. 14, with an MLK Chapel Service in Kalamazoo College's Stetson Chapel and continue through March 30.Among the numerous activities on Monday, Jan. 17, the national holiday honoring King, will be the city’s annual Community Day of Service and a march to MLK Jr. Park.
Some of the other events in the region follow:
Lake Michigan College & Andrews University in Berrien County are hosting several events in remembrance of the work of Dr. King. These are listed at:
In Battle Creek, the JONAH (the Joint-religious Organizing Network for Action and Hope) is sponsoring a community prayer breakfast this coming Saturday:
South Bend is also planning numerous events in honor of Dr. King. Information on South Bend area events can be found at: