Join us at the Met Theatre for a Martin Luther King JR. Day Celebration
January 18, at 2:00 pm
Sponsored by Community Coalition for Social Justice and Main Street Morgantown
“Martin Luther King, Jr., Around the World” is the theme for the Tenth Annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Day celebration to be held on Monday, January 18, at 2 p.m. at the Metropolitan Theatre, 373 High Street, Morgantown. The Community Coalition for Social Justice (CCSJ) and Main Street Morgantown are co-sponsoring this event to recognize Dr. King’s impact throughout the world. The event is designed for families and is free and open to the public. Financial support for this event is provided by the City of Morgantown and Rachel M. Wood of Virtus Wealth Solutions, an Office of MetLife and part of the MetLife Premier Client Group.
This year’s program will feature a welcome by Morgantown Mayor Marti Shamberger and music by the Morgantown Children’s Choir, the Shack Neighborhood House After School Program, Cheat Lake Elementary School Choir, and the Flying Colors. West Virginia University graduate student Rita Daniels will comment on Dr. King’s influence on Ghana, while WVU graduate student Folosade Adedipe and Eastwood Elementary School student Praise Moses will focus on his impact on Nigeria, St. Francis Central Catholic School student Dake LaSala looks at his visit to the Vatican, and Suncrest Middle School student Anushka Pathak remembers his importance to India. Janis-Rozena Peri illustrates his impact in other African countries. CCSJ will have social justice-themed bumper stickers for sale. Art students from Cheat Lake Elementary School and St. Francis have prepared posters related to the theme to display in local businesses.
Those attending are invited to bring sunscreen, Band-Aids, baby wipes, diapers (any sizes), Kleenex/tissues, or children’s books for distribution to infants and families at the Shack Neighborhood House and the Starting Points Family Resource Center.
The Community Coalition for Social Justice is a local not-for-profit organization that works to promote interest in social justice through events such as this celebration.