Film Screening And Discussion At U Of M

Film and discussion about Tuskegee and Guatemala syphilis studies to be held in honor of MLK Day

Jan. 17, 2011 1:30 to 4 p.m.

In honor of the birth of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a screening will take place of the PBS/Nova documentary, “Deadly Deception,” which tells the story of the 625 African-American men from Macon, Alabama, who for four decades were unwitting participants in a government study of untreated syphilis. Wellesley College medical historian Susan Reverby will lead a discussion titled “Does the History of Ethical Violations Matter?  What Can We Learn from Tuskegee and Guatemala?” following the screening, which is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the discussion.

Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty Street, Ann Arbor.

MLK Day Breakfast in Redford

The Rev. Faith Fowler, senior pastor of Cass Community United Methodist Church and executive director of Cass Community Social Services since 1994, will be the featured speaker for the breakfast, which will be 7-9 a.m. in the gymnasium of St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 27201 West Chicago at Inkster Road.

The program will start at 7:15 a.m. and feature the Redford Union Madrigal Chorale and a pancake breakfast with sausage, eggs, hash browns and beverages. The cost is $8 per person with a donation of a personal care item and $60 for a table of eight with eight personal care items. All items will be donated to the Redford Interfaith Relief Food Pantry.

Tickets can be ordered by sending a check, made payable to Redford Township, to the township offices at 12121 Hemingway, Redford, MI 48239. The DEADLINE is Jan. 12.

MLK Day Ceremony In Westland

Mayor William R. Wild is pleased to announce that the City of Westland’s annual MLK Ceremony will be held at the Westland Friendship Center, located at 1119 N. Newburgh between Ford and Marquette, on Monday, January 17 at 10:00 a.m. The public is invited to attend this free event and honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King.

For more information, contact Shannon Ackron, Administrative Secretary, at (734) 467-3200.

MLK Day Peace Walk In Southfield

The city of Southfield and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Task Force will host the 26th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Peace Walk Celebration on Monday, January 17 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Hope United Methodist Church, 26275 Northwestern Highway.

For more information, call the MLK Task Force hotline at (248) 827-9119.

MLK Day, Global Diversity In Livonia

Explore the richness of diversity – and perspectives on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – from the viewpoints of people from four different continents during the 17th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration at 6:45 p.m. Monday, January 17, 2011, at Madonna University’s Kresge Hall.

At the event, a panel of five international Madonna University students, representing Ghana, China, India, Brazil and Latvia, will discuss how their countries view social issues and tolerance.

For more information, contact Chris Swish, (734) 466-2542

MLK Day, Louis Gossett At O.U.

Award-winning actor, producer, director and social activist Louis Gossett Jr. will deliver the keynote address for Oakland University’s 19th Annual Keeper of the Dream Scholarship Awards celebration, set for 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 17.
Located at the Oakland Center Banquet Rooms on the campus of Oakland University

For more information about the event, call the Center for Multicultural Initiatives at (248) 370-4404 or visit the event website at

Keeper of the Dream kicks off Oakland University’s annual African-American Celebration Month festivities, which will continue through Feb. 17 this year. Activities reflect OU’s ongoing commitment to celebrate the historical and cultural contributions of African Americans. To learn more, visit

Symposium At The Henry Ford

To celebrate the spirit and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., The Henry Ford will hold its sixth annual With Liberty and Justice for All Symposium on January 17, 2011. This year’s program features legal scholar and University of Michigan historian, Professor Martha S. Jones, followed by a dramatic reading by a Henry Ford Academy student and a panel discussion with high school students from around the metro area. The symposium begins at 10 a.m. in Anderson Theatre, inside Henry Ford Museum. Admission is free; however, advance reservations are preferred. To reserve a seat, please visit

Canton Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

As this year marks the 25th anniversary of the National Holiday celebrating the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Canton Community will host a special presentation of “Building Bridges: Canton Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill.

This year’s event honoring Dr. King’s legacy is scheduled to take place on Monday, January 17, 2011 starting with refreshments at 5:30 p.m. and the main stage presentation at 6:00 p.m.  The evening’s program will be kicked off with a welcome from ReGina Coles-Shamberger and Darian Moore, both members of Canton’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Subcommittee and the Commission for Culture, Arts and Heritage.

50400 Cherry Hill Road

Canton, MI, 48187

To learn more about this special program, visit or call (734) 394-5460.

DPD Promotes Violent Crime Victims Outreach

Scheduled for Monday, January 17, 2011 at 1pm at Triumph Church’s East Campus on 2760 East Grand Boulevard in Detroit, We Shall Never Forget will not be exclusive to church members or any specific religious denomination. Instead, it will promote community awareness and outreach to violent crime victims and their survivors. Moreover, it will serve as a reminder to the community of the non-violence principles championed by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“This will be an upbeat and positive event that will give the survivors resources while celebrating the lives of their loved ones.”

Ed Gordon Speaks At MLK Celebration

Black Entertainment Television (BET) host, Emmy award-winning journalist and Detroit native Ed Gordon will be the keynote speaker at Henry Ford Hospital’s annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Gordon is a veteran journalist recognized for insightful interviews and tackling tough topics. He has covered stories for CBS’s “60 Minutes II” and NBC’s “Today Show” and “Dateline.” He now hosts “Weekly with Ed Gordon” on BET News.

Author Toni Yancey, M.D., MPH will also speak at the event. Yancey is a member of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign. Yancey recently released “Instant Recess: How to Build a Fit Nation for the 21st Century.”

The theme of this year’s celebration is “One Dream, One Destination: The Pursuit of Happiness.”

The event is free and open to the public.

Monday, Jan. 17 – Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit in Buerki Auditorium

MLK Rally and March

This year will mark the eighth annual MLK Day Rally & March in downtown Detroit on Monday, Jan. 17 at Noon. The event was established to reaffirm the peace and social justice legacy of the martyred civil rights leader who would have been 82-years-old. The theme for 2011 is “Community, Youth and the Struggle for Jobs, Peace and Economic Justice” and will enjoy the participation of many activists from throughout the metropolitan area.

Mon. Jan. 17, Noon

Central United Methodist Church, Woodward at Adams

For more information contact the Detroit MLK Planning Committee at 313.671.3715 or

City Year Detroit MLK Day of Service

Hundreds of volunteers will join City Year Detroit and United Way for Southeastern Michigan in projects that include painting murals to beautify schools, making blankets for the homeless, and creating greeting cards for military service people during the Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK), Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 17.

For more information call 313-258-6079 or visit

MLK Day Of Service U.M. Dearborn

“If life is to be complete, we must move beyond our self-interest,” said Martin Luther King, Jr. To commemorate his life and legacy the University of Michigan-Dearborn will host a week of programs and events inspired by this quote and dedicated toward nonviolent social improvement and the development of positive communities.

For more information about MLK Day, visit or call the Student Activities Office at 313-593-5390.

Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School March

The school is inviting community organizations and schools to the Second Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy March, which will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, January 17, 2011, at the school, 3200 E. Lafayette.

The event will honor the legacy of the legendary civil rights leader through the theme “Educating the Nation . The Legacy is Alive.”

To sign up or receive more information, please contact Karinda L. Washington at (313) 355-4154.

Register online for the new Detroit Public Schools Alumni Association

West Bloomfield High School, MLK: United We Remember and Move Forward.

3:00 p.m. – One Mile Walk – Orchard Lake Road
Please bring your school, congregation, business or organization’s banner for the walk.

 3:45 p.m. – Complimentary Refreshments – WBHS Cafeteria

4:30 p.m. – Program – WBHS Auditorium for the WBHS Concert Choir
                        2011 Commemorative Button Winner Recognition
                        Community Leader Recognition Award
                        Student Oratory Contest Winners
Keynote Speaker: Judge Denise Langford Morris
“Lift Every Voice and Sing”: Dr. Robert Martin and Mr. Blake Prewitt

6:00 p.m. – Candlelight Vigil – WBHS Atrium
“Hinei Ma Tov”/Reflection: Rabbi Norman Roman – Temple Kol Ami
“We Shall Overcome” Lighting of the Candles
Parting Charge: Pastor William Matlack – Holy Spirit Lutheran Church

United We Walk Information: 248-865-6420.

All events are free, open to the public and take place at West Bloomfield High School, 4925 Orchard Lake Rd. (at Green Rd.)

Waterford School District  – Community Celebration

The Waterford School District will hold a community celebration to honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy on Sunday, January 16, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., at the Performing Arts Center, Kettering Campus, 2800 Kettering
Drive, Waterford.

The entire community is invited and encouraged to attend this

The celebration will include Rev. Connie Jackson, motivational speaker,
educator, and community leader, who will reflect on her family history in Montgomery.

Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion

The Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion has an event in St. Clair Shores tomorrow evening. He says they work in communities with changing demographics like St. Clair Shores to help them deal with those changes.

The event takes place at the St. Clair Shores Senior Center at 4 p.m.

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