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Martin Luther King Jr day in Portland - Dr. Charlene Williams

"Remember! Celebrate! Act! Kin's Legacy of Freedom for Our World"
Sunday, January 17 at 4:00 PM at the Maranatha Church, 4222 NE 12th.
Albina Ministerial Alliance Martin Luther King Program

"Remember! Celebrate! Act! Kin's Legacy of Freedom for Our World"
Sunday, January 17, 2016 4:00 PM, Maranatha Church 4222 NE 12th

The Albina Ministerial Alliance (AMA), an umbrella group representing dozens of churches in the Portland area, will hold a Martin Luther King program this Sunday, January 17 at 4:00 PM at the Maranatha Church, 4222 NE 12th.

The guest speaker will be Dr. Charlene Williams. There will be an essay contest on the legacy of Dr. King with the winning essays read at the event. The theme is "Remember! Celebrate! Act! Kin's Legacy of Freedom for Our World."

For more information call Dr. LeRoy Haynes at 503-287-0261 or Dr. T. Allen Bethel at 503-287-0261.

Reclain MLK: Beyond Sanitized Narratives 19.Jan.2016 06:17

Page May marc1seed@yahoo.com

Page May is an activist in Chicago.
To read her article published on Jan 18, 2016 in truth-out.org, click on
 http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/34444-reclaim-mlk-beyond-sanitized-narratives

We must be intersectional, strategic, studious and creative. We will be met with increasing violence. Our righteous rage will always be deemed irrational and dangerous. And no messiahs or superheroes will come to save us.

It is up to us, but we are not without: We have our ancestors to mentor us. We have each other to protect us. And we have our dreams to guide us. And that is plenty.

If we recognize all who are here, trying to get free, we will see that we are enough. That our lives matter. That our resistance matters. As King reminds us:

We are now faced with the fact, my friends, that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late.... We must move past indecision to action.... Now let us begin. Now let us rededicate ourselves to the long and bitter, but beautiful struggle for a new world.