Church will hosts MLK march, service

Marcus Newton
January 9, 2018

Civil rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize victor Martin Luther King Jr. will be honored at Iowa State University and in the Ames community throughout the month of January. "I encourage Minnesotans to join on January 15, as we honor past civil rights leaders and renew our state's commitment to building a better future for all Minnesotans".

The theme of this observance is "Peace and Equality: A Dream for All People". Volunteers will meet at 8:30 a.m.in Alumni Hall in the HUB-Robeson Center and will be dispersed to various locations throughout the community. The service event benefits Charlotte-Mecklenburg nonprofits.

The event, which is free to the public, is an opportunity to honor the accomplishments of King and his work with the civil rights movement.

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A skit and choir performance also are scheduled, and Pastor Steven Helfrich of The Bridge church in Alton will receive the 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The hour-long program begins at 6:30 p.m. Interfaith Commemorative Service at 6 p.m.at Boston Avenue United Methodist Church, 1301 S. Boston Ave.; and Martin Luther King Jr.

The event gives away three to four scholarships ranging from $1,500 to $500 to underprivileged high school seniors once they have been accepted into college. The comedian, actress, writer, producer and former MTV VJ holds a master's degree in African-American studies from Columbia University.

The event is a collaboration of that office and the PSU Black Student Association.

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