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    MLK Weekend Events

    January 14th: Empower DC 7th Anniversary CELEBRATION!

    Submitted by empowerdc on Thu, 01/06/2011 - 17:17.

    Friday, January 14th

    6:30-8:30 PM

    The Festival Center

    1640 Columbia Road NW

    (Columbia Heights or Woodley Park Metro) * Wheelchair Accessible Location

    Highlights of Empower DC's Work in 2010Awards and Recognition of Community Leaders

    Food, Friends, and Fellowship!

    RSVP to Adrienne at Empower DC:202-234-9119 /

    Suggested Donation $10 - No One Turned AwayFamily-Friendly Event - Bring the Children! Bring a Potluck Dish to Share

    Featuring Performances By:

    Anna Mwalagho

    Empowering Kenyan Performance Artist

    ~ and ~


    performing"Keep DC Wal-Mart Free"& "Join An Organization"

    With Guest Speaker:

    Dr. Jared Ball

    "The Funkinest Journalist"
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    Bus Boys and Poets 14th and V

    Sat, January 15 7.00pm Gospel-Jazz Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Featuring David Murray

    7 pm - Gospel-Jazz Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. featuring tenor saxophonist and Grammy Award

    winner David Murray with Music Minister C. Anthony Bush, Ph.D.!!

    For more information call (301) 577-0500. Suggested donation at the door.

    MLK Day poetry

    January 17, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

    Folger Shakespeare Library201 East Capitol Street SE

    (202) 544-7077

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    Poetry and speeches celebrate Dr. King in a family-friendly event.

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    On January 17th 2011 Greater DC Cares will be honoring the life and

    work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by facilitating the MLK Day of


    As you may know, I regularly lead projects for DC Cares and I am

    excited to lead other volunteers in honoring Dr. King and positively

    affecting change in our community. Please Join


    As usual, I have registered a team -WLG- on the MLK Day site. You

    will be asked to donate 4 hours of your time and $25 to the

    multifaceted positive projects DC Cares volunteers will be engaged in

    on January 17th. Your registration fee will help mitigate the cost of

    supplies, snacks for volunteers, and a MLK Day of Service T-Shirt!

    Join Nearly 2,000 People in Service on MLK Day 2011!

    On Monday, January 17, Greater DC Cares, Target, and nearly 2,000 community members will unite in service to

    reflect the legacy of social justice of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Join us as we honor Dr. King and support youth and education!

    When: Monday, January 17 from 9:30am-1:30pmkits to support area schools


    Monday, January 17, 2011
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    Let Freedom Ring

    Patti LaBelle

    Let Freedom Ring Choir

    Rev. Nolan Williams Jr.


    The Kennedy Center and Georgetown University host a musical celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.s

    legacy. The concert featuring Grammy Awardwinning, platinum-selling vocalist Patti LaBelle also includesthe Let Freedom Ring Choir with Music Director, Rev. Nolan Williams Jr. Georgetown University will award

    the ninth annual John Thompson Legacy of a Dream Award to Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowerya leader in the

    American Civil Rights movement.

    Note: Free tickets will be given away two (2) per person in line in the Hall of Nations at 4 p.m. on Mon.,

    Jan. 17 on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Family Festival at the Smithsonian

    January 1517, 2011, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The National Museum of American History remembers Kings legacy and the

    contributions of thousands of other Americans to justice and freedom during the Civil Rights Movement with aweekend of special events. Visitors can participate in Student Sit-ins, a Freedom Riders Roundtable Discussion andexperience a stirring and inspirational tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as the museums Freedom Singers presentsongs of the Civil Rights Movement, followed by a dramatic presentation of Dr. Kings own words.

    Strathmore Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute and Musical Celebration

    January 17, 2011, 4 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, Maryland. This years

    theme, Continuing the LegacyHow will YOU Serve? pays tribute to the life and works of Dr. King and its presentday impact. Some of the performances include jazz performer, Marcus Johnson; the 2010 winners of How Sweet theSound, Men of Valor; Gospeljazz saxophonist, Brian Lenair; and a host of other performers from diversebackgrounds. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required and are available on a limited basis.

    Annual Civil Rights Film FestivalJanuary 1517, 2011, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

    1411 W Street, SE, Washington, DCHonor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday viewing films featuring the struggles and triumphs of the civil rightsmovement and celebrate the life and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For more information, call (202)426-5961.

    Washington National Cathedral

    January 17, 2011, 2-4 p.m. People from all walks of life will come together to sing, dance and celebrate the legacy of

    faith and service left by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Short interfaith reflections will be offered in several faith traditions

    by Buddhist, Jewish and Christian participants during the program. The celebration is free and open to the public.

    Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast, March, and Wreath-laying

    Event Date:

    Monday, January 17, 2011 - 9:00am - 11:00am

    John R. Wheeler Family Life CenterSubmitted by Andrea on January 12, 2011 - 2:14pm

    Venue Address:

    1630 Vermont Avenue NW

    Washington, DC 20009

    United States

    See map: Google Maps
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    African American Civil War Museum in Conjunction with Vermont Avenue BaptistChurch Washington, DC Club presents

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast: Continuing The Dream.

    9:00am *Prayer BreakfastJohn R. Wheeler Family Life Center 1630 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.

    followed by a

    **March To The African American Civil War Memorial Martin Luther Ki