News & Events
Saturday January 18, 2014
Blanket, Hat, Scarf, and Glove Drive, 9 am - 12pm
St. James Baptist Church
764 W. North Street ~ Fayetteville, AR
The Council will be collecting new and gently used blankets for the Peace at Home Family Shelter as well as making fleece blankets for children in the shelter. Additionally, we will be collecting gloves, scarves, and hats in partnership with the Walton College of Diversity and Inclusion and the Center for Community Engagement's Volunteer Action Committee during all of our events throughout the week. Students from the University of Arkansas will be preparing these items for distribution to local programs working with children and the homeless in NWA such as Fayetteville Outback and Seven Hills.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Service
St. James Baptist Church @ 3pm
This event is hosted by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. & NWA Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Council. The featured speaker is Dr. Eli Jones, Dean – Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas.
Monday, January 20, 2014
MLK Dream Keepers’ Community Service Programs
Youth Prayer Breakfast & Activity
University of Arkansas Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House
491 N. Razorback Rd. ~ Fayetteville, AR, 8 a.m.
The purpose of this event is to allow youth to come together in prayer and reflect on how Dr. King's dream has impacted their lives. There will be several youth speakers discussing freedom, equality, and justice for all. The youth will go to the University of Arkansas HPER building at 9:30 a.m. to engage in recreational games such as basketball, volleyball and soccer. Sponsored by the NWA MLK Council, UA Intramural Sports, and Intercollegiate Athletes.
Monday, January 20, 2014
MLK March/City Award Program
Walton Arts Center Parking Lot ~ Fayetteville, AR, 11:15 a.m.
Inclement Weather Location ~ University of Arkansas Union ~ Verizon Ballroom
The City of Fayetteville will honor a city employee that exhibits the spirit and legacy of Dr. King. The march will begin at the Walton Arts Center parking lot and end at the Arkansas Union at the University of Arkansas. In case of inclement weather, participants will meet at the University of Arkansas Union, Verizon Ballroom. This event is sponsored by the City of Fayetteville and NWA Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Council.
18th Annual Recommitment Banquet
Fayetteville Town Center
15 West Mountain ~ Fayetteville, AR, 7:00 p.m.
"Living Together as Brothers" is this year's theme. This event will be hosted by the Northwest Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Council. This year’s banquet will be feature “Bound by Blood”. It is the first play in the anthology King Me: Three One Act Plays Inspired by the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It will feature actors Britney Walker-Merritte (1st year MFA acting candidate) and Brandyn Smith (2nd year MFA directing candidate). This production was written and will be directed by Assistant Professor Clinnesha D. Sibley of the University of Arkansas Drama Department. In addition, the MLK Scholarships will be awarded and the 2014 Salute to Greatness honorees will be recognized for outstanding community service.
The honorees are:
- Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is Dr. Barbara Lofton
- Ernestine White-Gibson Individual Achievement Award recipient is Tanya Cook
- Rodney Momon Youth Award recipient is Brendan I. Cook
- Rev. J.A. Hawkins Posthumous Award recipient is the late William “Bill” Whitfield
- Corporation of Year Award recipient is Ronnie Brewer Foundation
TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT!!!
Tickets to the 18th Annaul Recommitment Banquet are now SOLD OUT!
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PO Box 3453
Fayetteville, AR 72702