“Honor the March and Inherit the Dream” Celebration Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 25th ANNUAL Commemoration Program

Judy RichardsonMonday, January 17, 2011 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Grand Rapids Community College Gerald R. Ford Fieldhouse

Keynote: Judy Richardson | Filmmaker, Social Justice Activist | “Looking Back to Look Forward”

Veteran of the original Civil Rights Movement and founding member of SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), Judy Richardson began her film work as co-producer of the Academy Award-nominated, PBS series, Eyes on the Prize. Throughout her life she has worked for social justice organizations and was director of information for the United Church of Christ Commission for Racial Justice in New York, working on police brutality issues. Her most recent documentary, Scarred Justice, examines the 1968 Orangeburg, South Carolina student Massacre – one of the many overlooked corners of the Civil Rights Movement.

Additional Celebration Events:

  • Sunday, January 16 – MLK Celebration Service 6:00 p.m. Messiah Missionary Baptist Church 513 Henry Ave SE Grand Rapids 49503
  • GRCC MLK Celebration Event – Community Peace March 12:00 p.m. GRCC, assembles at the Gerald R. Ford Fieldhouse
  • GRCC MLK Celebration Event – Community Peace Program 12:30-1:30 p.m. Featuring performances by GRCC and KISD students Monday, January 17
  • GVSU MLK Celebration Event – Silent March 12:00 p.m. Allendale Campus, assembles at Zumberge Library entrance
  • GVSU MLK Celebration Event – GVSU MLK Program 12:30-1:30 p.m. Allendale Campus, Kirkhof Center Grand River Room, featuring Judy Richardson
  • Davenport University – MLK Celebration Events Silent March & Call to Action 1:00 p.m. Grand Rapids Lettinga Main Campus assembles at Sneden Auditorium
  • Davenport University – MLK Program & Reception: “Continuing the Work” 1:45 p.m. Student Center – Main Gym, Reflections from Davenport’s students, faculty, staff and community Celebrating 25 Years

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