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More Information on 2009 Dayton MLK Celebration

mlk2I was recently given the following information about the festivities surrounding Martin Luther King Day in Dayton, Ohio, and I wanted to pass it along to anyone who might be interested in participating.  I plan to be there on Monday for the march.  I hope to see you there.


DAYTON, Ohio, January 7, 2009- – -As the nation prepares to inaugurate its first African-American president, Dayton SCLC officials have planned a historic 2009 MLK Holiday Celebration.  The following is the list of events scheduled:

MLK Youth Events ~ January 12-19
Events include educational workshops, skating, a community service project at St. Vincent Hotel, musical concert.  For event details, call:  Dr. Donnell Gregory (333-4021) or Marlong Shackelford (475-2707)

MLK Social Justice Worship Services
(North)     Jewish Temple Israel
January 16 – 7:30pm
1 Riverbend Dr. – Dayton , OH    45405
Speaker:  Rev. Dr. Daryl Ward , Senior Pastor Omega Baptist Church
(East)     Dayton Mercy Society
January 16 – 1:30pm
2277 Maue Road – Miamisburg , OH   45342
Speaker:  Dr. Wayel Azmeh
(South)     Cross Creek Community Church
January 17 – 5:00 pm
January 18 – 9:30 am and  11:00am

667 Miamisburg-Centerville Road – Centerville , OH    45459
Speaker:  Pat Meadows, Executive Director, NCCJ
(Northwest)  Omega Baptist Church
January 18 – 8:00am
Speaker:  Rabbi David Sofian, Temple Israel
January 18 – 11:15 am
1821 Emerson Avenue – Dayton , OH   45406
Speaker:  Rev. Dr. Jason Curry, Academic Dean, Payne Theological Seminary

(Downtown)    First Baptist Church
January 18 – 10:30 am

111 W. Monument Ave. – Dayton , OH    45402
Speaker:  Rev. Dr. Ivan Hicks, Dean, African American Studies, United
Theological Seminary and Pastor, First Baptist Church , Indianapolis , IN.
January 16    MLK Interfaith Prayer Breakfast
Speaker:  The Honorable Cynthia Willard-Lewis, New Orleans Council Member
Dayton Convention Center
Ticket Price:  $30.00

January 16    MLK/Margaret E. Peters School Awards Program

University of Dayton-Kennedy Union

January 17    Dayton Presidential Inaugural Ball
Crowne Plaza Hotel
$30 Individual/$250 table of ten
For tickets: or call (937) 304-6210

January 18    MLK Musical Concert
Victoria Theatre
138 N. Main Street – Dayton, OH

January 19    MLK March
Departing from (4) different locations:
*Dayton SCLC Offices (10:45am)
*St. Paul’s UMC Church – 101Huffman Ave. (11:00am)

d Church – 1222 N. Main Street (11:00am)
*Montgomery County Fairgrounds (11:00am)

January 19    MLK Rally
The Old Courthouse (Third & Main)

January 19    MLK Presidential Banquet
Speaker:  Dr. Alvin Poussaint
Dayton Convention Center
Ticket Price:  $60.00

For tickets, call:
Dayton SCLC
(937) 268-0051