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City of Ft.Lauderdale Seeking Haitian Artist for MLK Diversity Celebration

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The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee, Inc., (MLKCC), a Broward-based 501(c)3, not for project organization is seeking your local Haitian artist, singer, and dancers for  the MLKCC 2016 King Holiday Celebration events, which will all take place in Fort Lauderdale and are all free and open to the public.

If you are interested, contact Junia J. Robinson at JuniaR@fortlauderdale.gov. 

Here is the dates, times, and events scheduled for the celebration.

Friday, January 15 – 10:00 AM: MLKCC will host pre-schoolers at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center for an MLK BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION complete with hands-on learning activities, cultural performances and, of course, birthday cake.

Friday, January 15 – 6:00 PM: TIME FOR PRAYER….TIME FOR TOGETHERNESS. Join MLKCC and members of the community at Lincoln Park on Sistrunk Boulevard as we pray for children, our community, our nation and our planet.

Saturday, January 16 – 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM: YOUNG LEADERS SUMMIT…Better Minds, Better Future. A full day of leadership development activities, specifically designed by youth for youth. The day will include an entrepreneurial resource fair, advocacy-training and social media workshops, cultural and spoken word performances and much more.

Monday, January 18: 9:00 AM Line-up. 10: 00 AM Start. ANNUAL KING HOLIDAY PARADE AND UNITY MARCH has a new route that will start at NW 5th Avenue and Sistrunk Boulevard to Andrews Avenue, south to Huizenga Plaza in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

Monday, January 18: 11:00 AM: CELEBRATION OF UNITY MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL. Immediately following the parade the Celebration of Unity will get started at Huizenga Plaza, Las Olas and Andrews Avenue celebrating the rich cultural diversity of Broward County with music, dance, art, storytelling, food from all over the world. Other activities at the Celebration of Unity will include the MLKCC DAY OF SERVICE project that will provide educational supplies for homeless children. Individuals can also participate in the taping for a documentary, “A Penny for Your Thoughts on Race.” Additionally there will be multi-media presentations and performances from the Fund for Racial Progress in America’s recent Shine A Light concert. Bring your lawn chair and imagination. “United We Realize the Dream…..”

For more information please visit the MLKCC  or contact Wayne Alexander, Board Chair at (954) 347-3228; email: waynelalexander@gmail.com. You may also contact (954) 828-5323 or visit www.fortlauderdale.gov/MLK.

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