Newberg MLK Day celebration goes virtual
The Chehalem Cultural Center will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day online with an array of features next week.
The 11th annual event, set for Jan. 18 and headlined "No Justice No Peace," will be livestreamed from the CCC's grand ballroom and be hosted by Bryce Coefield, director of Intercultural Resource Center at George Fox University and a member of the Newberg City Council. The night's proceedings can be seen on YouTube by searching Chehalem Cultural Center online, Facebook at facebook.com/chehalemculturalcenter or via Zoom. The CCC's website at chehalemculturalcenter.org/mlk-2021 may also allow access to the event.
It will start at 5:45 p.m. with music and a slideshow, then the main portion of the program kicks in with musical guest jazz singer Marilyn Keller. A spoken word performance by George Fox University student Hannah Lee will follow and then sixth grade student Zinabu Czarnecki will give a reading. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Carol Parker Walsh, a career strategist and coach, as well as assistant director of the IDEA Center at George Fox.
"This free annual, family-friendly, community event honors diversity and celebrates hope and justice in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. …," a press release from the CCC said.
The event, with GMS Media and Advertising and Yamhill County Cultural Coalition sponsoring livestreaming services, will also provide racial equity and social justice resources, the release said, including a guide and calendar of upcoming events "surrounding topics of racial equity and social justice in our local community."
Partners in the event include the Chehalem Park and Recreation District, the city of Newberg, Newberg Kiwanis and Newberg Noon Rotary.
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