For some, it’s a day of service. For others, it’s a day of reflection. For all of us, it’s a day of unity. The following stories are examples of organizations and community members in Milwaukee honoring and celebrating the enduring message of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
By Andrea Waxman
More than 200 city residents observed the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday by attending the Kujichagulia Luthern Center’s annual event, held this year at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Following two workshop sessions presented by area educators, teens from the youth organizations Urban Underground and Pathfinders discussed some of their challenges with adult attendees during a “Youth Speakout.”
By Heather Ronaldson
Milwaukeeans celebrated Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts with cultural performances, student speeches and art projects, and a theatrical look at Milwaukee’s history against discrimination.
By Tessa Fox
Admission Possible staff and AmeriCorps members observed the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by participating in a day of service. The volunteers painted a recently renovated home for House of Love Youth Homes, Inc., which provides housing while promoting self-sufficiency and a family environment.