WHAT: The Greater Lansing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission will present its annual luncheon.
WHO: Andrew Young is the keynote speaker. (He will not be taking questions.) He has been a politician, diplomat, activist and pastor. Young is one of the few living witnesses to the civil rights movement led by Dr. King. Mr. Young was a chief aide to Dr. King and was with him when he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee in 1968. Young’s life-long experience in civil rights can provide a unique perspective of where we are now and ways we can continue to improve race relations.
WHEN: 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 18, 2016
WHERE: The Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave.
WHY: The Commission features nationally known civil rights activists at its annual luncheons to promote an appreciation of the civil rights movement and to preserve the legacy and teachings of Dr. King.
Other programs of the Commission include:
Youth scholarships (awarded nearly $100,000).
The Y-Achievers mentorship program through the YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing (with a 100 percent high school graduation rate).
Community service agency grants (awarded more than $50,000).