Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Several Events to Honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Earlier this week, we posted information about a Mass honoring Dr. Martin Luther King sponsored by the African-American Catholic Community and the Archdiocese of Santa Fe on Sunday, January 15.  Several other events are scheduled in Albuquerque that week.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March
Saturday, January 14, 2017 10:00 AM
Location: Albuquerque Convention Center
For more information contact Leonard Waites, executive director of the New Mexico Office of African American Affairs, (505) 222-6466, or leonard.waites@state.nm.us

Keeping the Dream Alive! A Day On, Not a Day Off!
On Monday, January 16, Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, will host the 21st annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Breakfast at the Marriott Pyramid Hotel, 5151 San Francisco Rd. NE (map), at 8:00 A.M.

The theme of the breakfast,  "Keeping the Dream Alive! A Day On, Not a Day Off!," is a reminder that this is not just a day off from our usual occupations, but a day on which we rededicate ourselves to the substantial work remaining to create a fair, equitable and inclusive society for everyone, regardless of race, color, creed or ethnicity.

Bishop Clement W. Fugh, Presiding Prelate of the 5th Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, is the featured speaker.

Reserved Table Seating for 10 is $350; Adult Tickets are $35 each. Make checks payable to Grant Chapel AME Lay Organization.  Mail to Grant Chapel AME Church, 7920 Claremont, Albuquerque, N.M.  87110  For more information, call Maureen Jones, 293-1300.

Dr. MLK Multicultural Council Celebration
Congregation Albert 3800 Louisiana Blvd NE Albuquerque (map)  1:30 PM - 3:00 P.M.
 Keynote Speaker: Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs
Please join in honoring Ms. Michelle Gonzales, Wings for L.I.F.E. International, and former US Senator Jeff Bingaman.

Co-Sponsors:Albuquerque City Council, Albuquerque Public Schools, Bernalillo County, Central New Mexico Community College, Congregation Albert, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Center,J. Jeffrey and Karen Pasquier,Perfection Laserwerks, LLC, University of New Mexico Division for Equity and Inclusion

'Beloved Community' in Action
The next meeting of the New Mexico Interfaith Dialogue will take place on Thursday, January 19 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. In honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday that week, we will explore Dr. King's concept of the "Beloved Community" by visiting East Central Ministries (ECM) at 123 Vermont St. NE. (map)

Co-Directors John Bulten and Jesse Harden will provide a tour of ECM's facilities, including a health care center, food co-op, youth program, and other activities that make the neighborhood a better place.

East Central Ministries is a Christ-based, community development ministry located in the center of the La Mesa and Trumbull neighborhoods, now known as the International District. ECM was developed in the spring of 1999 by John Bulten as a mission organization of Fellowship Christian Reformed Church in Albuquerque.  

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