On Saturday, January 19, 2013, the Peace Learning Center will hold the 15th annual MLK Community Festival. This annual event is designed to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, and to support music, art, justice and peace in the local Indianapolis community. The festival is open free to the public. A free lunch is included and no registration is required. It’s a great way opportunity to get out with the whole family and have fun while at the same time honoring one America’s foremost civil rights activists.
A community fair will take place as part of the festival. Around 30 local organizations will be in attendance. Also on-site will be several vendors, including food and drink vendors at various locations throughout the Christian Theological Seminary building for the duration of the event.
Attendees will enjoy a variety of performances, including Music, African Drumming and Hip Hop Poetry. Interactive activities include Zumba, Family Yoga, and Art Workshops.
Kizito Kalima, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide in which an estimated 800,000 people were killed, will act as the event’s keynote speaker. Kalima is the co-founder Amahoro Project, a grassroots project whose mission is to provide urgently needed humanitarian to children whose lives were affected by the 1994 genocide, with the hope that they will be able to live full and productive lives, and successfully integrate into society. The Amahoro Project has worked in cooperation with the Amahoro Integrated Development Program (AIDP), a charitable organization located in Rwandan, which seeks to help children at risk in the northern region of Rwanda.
A “Power of Peace Award” will be awarded to a local leader or group which has demonstrated peace-making in action and made a positive contribution to Central Indiana.
- Saturday, January 19, 2013
- MLK Flyer Photo 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
- Christian Theological Seminary
- 1000 West 42nd Street, at the southwest corner of Butler University