FREE (General Admission, non-ticketed)
Mayor Mark Kruzan invites the community to attend the 2014 City of Bloomington Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration, Monday, Jan. 20 in the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood Ave. The celebration begins with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by the program at 7. The 7 p.m. event will include remarks by Kruzan, King Commission Chair Mary Tourner, and others. The theme is “A Freedom Rider’s Journey,” featuring keynote speaker Hank Thomas.
Musical performers will include the Indiana University African American Choral Ensemble directed by Dr. Raymond Wise and the Bloomington Peace Choir. Volunteers who participated in "A Day ON! Not A Day Off" will be recognized, and the winner of the Commission’s video contest will be announced. Attendees also will be offered the opportunity to take the "40 Days of Peace" pledge.
The reception at 6 p.m. will feature light refreshments. Both the formal program and reception are free and open to the public.
Sponsored by: City of Bloomington, Indiana University, Ivy Tech Community College, WFIU
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