JAN 13 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration


Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration:

“50 Years – A Dream Deferred?” 

     Rock County community groups will host the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at Blackhawk Technical College from 3 to 5 p.m. This year’s theme refers to the fact that 2018 will mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination. The program will reflect on how far have we come in fifty years and what do we need to do to make Dr. King’s dream come true? The event honors Dr. King and features student performances based on the Langston Hughes poem, “A Dream Deferred.” The event includes artwork by area students, ethnic food samples, awards and cultural sharing. The commemoration will be 3 to 4:30 p.m. followed by ethnic food tasting and socializing.

     The “50 Years – A Dream Deferred” celebration will feature a short video created by Janesville High School students. The video highlights area activists who have first-hand knowledge of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Following the video, there will be a panel of Beloit and Janesville high school students who will share their thoughts on reaching the dream. Emcee Anthony Bonds, Assistant Superintendent at the School District of Beloit, will moderate the discussion. There will also be student presentations and performances focused on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s dream.

     This annual event is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

     3:00 – 5:00pm at Blackhawk Technical College, Janesville WI


For more information or to donate to the event, contact Leslie Brunsell, MLK Commemoration Chairperson at [email protected] or 608-752-2100.