Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events at MLK Apartments In Stamford

Monday, Jan 21, 2013, 11:00am

MLK Apartments

40 Stillwater Ave., Stamford, CT

Free

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is being celebrated at the namesake Martin Luther King Jr. Apartments (MLK Apts.)with a series of events that highlight and play off Dr. King’s “I have a dream” speech. The day gets underway at the MLK Jr. Apartments, 40 Stillwater Avenue in Stamford at 11 AM. This community event is open to the public. The day has been organized by MLK Tenants Association and the NNI Tenant Advocate Program at the MLK Apts. and volunteers from Stamford-based BuildOn.
Program
11 AM -MLK Activity Room
Unveiling of MURALS honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & a peaceful and positive Vision of Community
Opening of the Weight Lifting/Exercise Area
Welcome guests/attendees, thank participants & offer Reflections in newly re-activated MLK Activity Room
12 Noon -MLK Community Room
Viewing of the Inauguration of President Barack Obama on a big-screen TV
Food Bank Award honoring MLK tenant Ms. Lurleen Scoggins (initiator of the 1st Pantry at MLK) and announcement of the re-start of the MLK Pantry.
Playing of Original Speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on recording provided by Ms. Rosebud Davis.
Luncheon for tenants/guests of the MLK Apartments.

1 PM - MLK Activity Room & MLK Community Room
· Educational and Inspirational Games for the children in the Activity Room, directed by student volunteers from BuildOn.
· Reading of Inspirational Essays on the topic “My Dream & Vision” by NNI tenants of all ages in the Community Room. Viewing of all essays posted on the walls of the Community Room
· Break-out discussion groups in Community Room for all participants to both socialize and discuss how collectively we can “keep the dream alive”.

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