Community Invited to Celebrate Life, Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Adorni Center on January 15
This is a press release from the NAACP:
The community is invited to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 15, 2018 at the Adorni Center (1011 Waterfront Dr, Eureka, CA 95501) at noon. The event, sponsored by the Eureka Branch of The NAACP (pronounced N-Double A-C-P), will feature musical performances, Master Storyteller Baba Jamal Koram (Kor-ahm), and featured speaker Michelle Charmaine Lawson, mother of HSU student David Josiah Lawson. This year’s theme is, “Together We Rise Up”.
Additionally, local area students are invited to submit entries for the 2018 Unity Essay Contest. Students may enter by writing a one-page essay based on the theme ‘Together We Rise Up’. The Eureka Branch of the NAACP’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration commemorates the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his ideals of peace and unity for all. Essays will be judged in two age groups: 8 – 13 and 14 – 18. Winners from each age group will win $100 and be invited to read their essay during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Monday, January 15, 2018 at the Adorni Center in Eureka, CA. The essay must be the student’s own work. The essay must be no longer than one page, double-spaced, in 12-point Arial font. Each essay must include the student’s name, age, grade, school and contact information (phone number). E-mail essays by Friday, January 12, 2018 to: Eureka Branch NAACP at contact@EurekaNAACP.org. For complete contest rules, go to EurekaNAACP.org.