The words of Langston Hughes and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr are as relevant today as they were when spoken during their time. How far have we come along in standing together against racism, bigotry, and hatred? In order to Unify as one nation we need to communicate, respect one another, and appreciate our differences. To aid in this effort, the Lorain County Urban League is hosting the 2017 Unity Day Celebration: Rededication to the Dream on Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 4 to 6 pm at the Stocker Arts Center located at Lorain County Community College.
This program will feature a courageous conversation with Reverend Joel King Jr., first cousin of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on diversity, inclusion, and equity. There will be a performance by the Distinguished Gentlemen of Spoken Word. Also, we will hear from Will Ford and Matt Lockett, two long term friends who learned about their family’s connections through slavery.
Seats are limited so this will be a ticketed event. There are limited free tickets that can be pick up at the Oberlin Public Library Information Desk at 65 S. Main Street Oberlin; Lorain Public Library at 351 W 6th St, Lorain; El Centro at 2800 Pearl Ave, Lorain; or at Lorain County Urban League at 200 Middle Avenue Suite 200, Elyria.
For more information about this event, please contact Sharon Pearson at 440-707-6477 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or follow us on our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/440urbanleague.
We appreciate the support of our sponsors:
Champion Level: First Energy
Leadership Level: Fifth Third Bank
Partnership Level: Lorain County JVS, Lorain County Community College, and Community Foundation of Lorain County
Support Level: Lorain County Mental Board of Health and Statewide MBE/DBE Task Force
Community Organization Supporter: Elyria NAACP