Community Event Information

MLK
A Community wide celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. in his commitment to American Civil Rights and Social Justice.

Saturday, January 30, 2016
Location: William Nottingham High School
3100 E. Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13224
 

How does this benefit Syracuse University Students?

Through this event we have to enrich our Syracuse University students’ understanding and appreciation for civic engagement as both an educational experience on diversity and civic good. We also have help to foster relationships between the University and community by providing a fun-filled, educational experience for children and their families. Below are the three point that Syracuse University Students will get out of this celebration:

· Civic Engagement
· Student ambassadors
· Fostering Relationships
 
 
For more information on the Community Celebration contact Marissa L. Willingham at mlwill07@syr.edu or 315-443-9676
 

INFORMATION TABLES

As part of the Community Celebration, we look for organizations to have informational table.

All organization are asked to host a table and provide information about your organization which we know will be of interests to the 300-500 parents and children in attendance.  We have scheduled a series of workshops, performances, and plan to have several organizations attend this event. We ask that all organization be present from 11:30-2:30pm.
 
If you would like to participate, please provide the following information which will be printed in the program brochure to Marissa L Willingham at mlwill07@syr.edu:
 
Name of Organization
Mission Statement
Contact Information
 
We thank you in advance for your continued support of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy and our community.

Below is a list of organizations from January 2015 

American Diabetes Association
Brady Faith Center
Churches with Tutoring: Bellegrove Missionary Baptist Church
Dunbar Association
Huntington Family Center
Interfaith Works
Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation
On Point for College –
Onondaga Community College
Parent Advocacy
Parenting University, Syracuse City School District –
Syracuse City School District
Syracuse Inner-City Rotary Club
Syracuse University, Office of Admissions
The Salvation Army, New York State of Health
Vera House

WORKSHOPS
The part of the event allows for community organizations, and colleges/university’s to inform and educate students and families about services that are offered within their very own neighborhoods. The workshops that are held provide artistic, cultural and different educational teachings. We are looking for organizations/groups that would be interested in doing an in-kind workshop on different topics ranging from dance, poetry, educational opportunities, STEM (Science Technology Engineering, Mathematics) and much more.

The event will take place on Saturday, January 31st, from 12-2:30, Location William Nottingham High School. We ask that all organization be present from 11:30-2:30pm. You will be provided a classroom space, but you would need to bring your own equipment (if any).  The audience for this usually appeals to youth from K-12 grade. 

2015 Participation
Black Reign Step Team
Break Dancing
Creations Dance Company
H2fitness
Kalabash
Line Dancing
Verbal Blend Poetry Program
SCSD Code of Conduct
Talk to a Lawyer
Breakdancing
Maker Hall STEM activities
3d Printing
Astronaut 101
Basketball Math
Electronics Excitement
Float a Boat
Fossil Searches
Green Infrastructure
Solar Observation and Space Rocks
Spaghetti Engineering
Stem Ambassadors
Touchdown
Virtual Engineering

If interested, and if you have any questions, please feel free to email Marissa Willingham at mlwill07@syr.edu.

Thank you!
 

Martin Luther King Jr Community Celebration 2015 at Fowler HS and Dinner Michele Norris Keynote Speaker MLK
Martin Luther King Jr Community Celebration 2015 at Fowler HS and Dinner Michele Norris Keynote Speaker MLK

YOUTH UNSUNG HERO & PERFORMERS
For the second half of the event from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m., the committee provides entertainment, highlight and recognize young individuals from grades K-12, with the Youth Unsung Hero Award.

Youth Unsung Hero’s
Eligibility: An exemplary student (K-12) who exemplifies the spirit, life, and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Past recipients have been recognized for their leadership, scholarship, advocating for peace and justice, building bridges between students, raising funds or awareness for a cause, etc.

We seek Schools help in identifying recipients for this award. We are looking for youth who have made a positive difference in the lives of others.

Awards: Awardees from each school will receive:
Framed certificate
Special book related to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Recognized at the Community Celebration on January 17, 2015; and your name will be printed in the program of the Dr. King Dinner Celebration held at the Carrier Dome on Sunday, January 31, 2016

NOMINATION & DEADLINE WILL BE COMING SOON.

2015 Past Unsung Hero’s
Zecarjah Bernard Alex, 8th Grade
Antwan Goodman – 5th Grade, Hughes Elementary
Che’onnie Mathis – 5th Grade, Hughes Elementary
Macy Missigman – 8th Grade, Ed Smith Middle School
Peter Morrison – 1st Grade, The Syracuse Latin School
Annise Pascal – 5th Grade, Dr. King Elementary
Emanuel Miguel Ramos – 6th Grade, Westside Academy at Blodgett
Nashawn Stenson, 5th Grade, Hughes Elementary School
Ny’Kier Walker – 1st Grade, The Syracuse Latin School
Grace Eunseo Lee – 7th Grade, Eagle Hill Middle School
Dong Geol Ryu -9th Grade, Fayetteville- Manlius High School
Alexander Yoo – 7th Grade, Dewitt Middle School
Taehee Woo – 10th Grade, Living Word Academy

Martin Luther King Jr Community Celebration 2015 at Fowler HS and Dinner Michele Norris Keynote Speaker MLK
Martin Luther King Jr Community Celebration 2015 at Fowler HS and Dinner Michele Norris Keynote Speaker MLK

PERFORMERS
We are seeking entertainment for the Community Celebration held at Fowler High School. We are presently looking for singers, poets, steppers, dancers, skits, etc.

All performers will perform on the main stage in the auditorium that will begin at 2:40pm and ending at 4pm. This is a Family-friendly event! If you would like to perform please contact Marissa L. Willingham at mlwill07@syr.edu.

LAST YEAR’S PERFORMERS!
Syracuse Elite Drum Line
Black Celestial Choral Ensemble (BCCE)
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Spoken Word Poetry
Young and Talented Dance Company

VOLUNTEERS

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community celebration committee is looking for volunteers.

On Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. there will be a Community Celebration held at (Location TBA). This is a community-wide celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his commitment to American Civil Rights and social justice. The day will include a series of workshops, performances, information, Maker Hall fun, and recognizing Youth Unsung Heroes.

This event has been designed to enrich the Syracuse Community’s understanding and appreciation for civic engagement with an educational experience focusing on diversity and civic good. Your assistance as a volunteer will assist to foster relationships between Syracuse University and the City of Syracuse Community by providing a fun-filled day with an educational experience.

We are looking for volunteers, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

If interested, and if you have any questions, please feel free to email Marissa Willingham at mlwill07@syr.edu.

Thank you!