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Regional events to commemorate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Journal Staff Report | 1/6/2018, 10:25 a.m.
Several organizations in the region are hosting events to honor the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Rowan University community will welcome special guest speaker Dorothy Roberts to honor the life and ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The 32nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast will be held on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. Eynon Ballroom, Chamberlain Student Center.

Several organizations in the region are hosting events to honor the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The following is a list of some of the local events commemorating King’s birthday:

32nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast

The Rowan University community will welcome special guest speaker Dorothy Roberts to honor the life and ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The 32nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast will be held on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. Eynon Ballroom, Chamberlain Student Center. All proceeds will support the William H. Myers Scholarships Program.

Roberts is the 14th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor and George A. Weiss University Professor of Law & Sociology at University of Pennsylvania, with joint appointments in the Departments of Africana Studies and Sociology and the Law School, where she is the inaugural Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights. She is also Founding Director of the Penn Program on Race, Science & Society. An internationally recognized scholar, public intellectual, and social justice advocate, Roberts has written and lectured extensively on the interplay of race and gender in U.S. institutions and has been a leader in transforming thinking on reproductive health, child welfare, and bioethics.

Rowan is asking guests to bring donations for The SHOP Food Pantry and Resource Center for students to the event. Pantry items available to students in need include nonperishable food, school supplies, toiletries, and hygiene products. You may visit The Shop webpage and see a list of items needed for the pantry. Shopping carts will be available during check-in to drop off your donated items.

Tickets:

$75 per person

$600 for a table of eight

Please note there are no paper tickets for this event.

Rowan employees interested in purchasing tickets via payroll deduction are asked to contact Marc Robb, Director of Advancement Services, at 856-256-4546.

For more information contact Marie Polk at 856-256-4059 or polk@rowan.edu

Burlington-Camden Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi MLK Day

On January 15th 2018, the Burlington-Camden Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi will be hosting its MLK Day event at Faith United Christian Church located at 119 Washington Avenue, Berlin, NJ. The event will start at 10 a.m. and end about noon. Polemarch Brother Richard Horton III will give opening remarks and there will be a sermon from Pastor Steve Lomax. There will also be poetry, singing and a brunch provided by the Brothers of the Burlington-Camden Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi.

LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SING!

The Perfecting Church and Sicklerville United Methodist Church Join Forces to Lift Their Voices in Song and Their Hands in Service to Honor the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

WHAT: Volunteers, members and friends of The Perfecting Church and Sicklerville United Methodist Church will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a day-long celebration rooted in service as neighbors gather to seek answers to, according to Dr. King,"Life's most persistent and urgent question, 'What are you doing for others?" The day begins at Sicklerville United Methodist Church with a Volunteer Kick-Off where guests will have breakfast, preview Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s “I Have A Dream” speech and move into action inspired by a unifying address and song selection to move them to lift their voices and hands in service of others. Guests will then depart for one of a variety of community service projects throughout Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Philadelphia counties. To volunteer, register a project or request more information, visit www.theperfectingchurch.org.