Celebration & Day of Service
Monday, January 16, 11 a.m.
Discover Christian Church, 2900 Martin Rd.
Sunday, January 15, 6 p.m.
Dublin Coffman High School, 6780 Coffman Rd.
(Dublin, OH) The public is invited to the 15th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembrance Celebration hosted by the Dublin Parents of Black Students Association, in partnership with the City of Dublin and Dublin City Schools.
The late Mike Bowersock, former reporter for NBC4 and Chairman of DPBSA for over 10 years, will be honored with the Drum Major award posthumously. Cabot Rea, former news anchor for NBC4 will emcee the program.
Dr. Johannes J. Christian will deliver this year’s keynote speech. When he was severely injured by a rock thrown from an overpass, Dr. Christian decided to develop a relationship with the troubled youth and became his mentor. He founded The Face of Forgiveness program which seeks to raise awareness about victimization and the power of forgiveness that enables individuals to be triumphant over tragedy.
The program also features gospel music, student essays and artwork in honor of Dr. King, with the help of local choirs, churches, organizations and schools.
Following the program, guests are invited to pay tribute to Dr. King’s legacy by participating in a Day of Service project from noon to 2 p.m. Volunteers will create “fun kits” for children living in family shelters.
New this year, students from Dublin Coffman High School – Varun Madan, Kofi Amponsah and William Hetherington – will host the community’s first Sunday Supper event.
Sunday Supper is a concept inspired by Dr. King’s vision that people of diverse backgrounds would come together to embrace differences and cultivate racial and cultural understanding through conversation.
A panel of speakers representing various perspectives will discuss diversity and its role in our community, including education, law enforcement, business and government
A light supper and refreshments will be served. Casual business attire is requested. To attend, RSVP to DublinSundaySupper@gmail.com by Friday, January 6.
Thank you for your offer to volunteer. Our MLK Service Project is now FULL. Make it a day ‘on’ and not a day ‘off’ by doing something generous for others in your life, neighborhood or community in the spirit of Dr. King!
Sarah McQuaide, Public Information Officer
614.410.4523 – Desk
614.593.9438 – Cell