Evanston Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. January 13-31
The City of Evanston invites everyone to attend the “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration and Unity" on Saturday, January 13, beginning at noon. The celebration will be held at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St., Evanston.
This celebration promises to be inspiring and entertaining, as it will focus on the Civil Rights Movement and the young people who are continuing the struggle today. The keynote speaker is ETHS grad and Northwestern University student Nolan Robinson and King Arts student Ca'ron Walker will give a spoken word presentation. Other speakers scheduled to appear include Mayor Stephen Hagerty, 5th Ward City Council Member Robin Rue Simmons, and former Mayor Lorraine H. Morton.
The Evanston Children's Choir, Second Baptist Church Children's Choir and Faith Temple Children's Choir will perform and refreshments will be served after the program courtesy of Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center. All are welcome to stay and meet their Evanston neighbors.
Other events in January honoring Dr. King include Y.O.U's 12th annual 'Diverse Communities United" event at ETHS on Jan. 13; a candlelight vigil at Northwestern University on Jan. 15; a Black Lives Matter Witness Quilt Artmaking event on Jan. 31; and much more. For details about MLK Day events happening throughout Evanston, visit cityofevanston.org/mlk or call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may simply dial 3-1-1 in Evanston.