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King Celebration to place special emphasis on community service

IL Staff
December 4, 2012
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Two new activities promoting public service will be part of the 22nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Indiana Holiday Celebration and Youth Summit.

The Indiana Civil Rights Commission and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Indiana Holiday Commission are introducing an art, writing and multimedia contest for high school students and a day of service on Jan. 18, 2013.

The Statehouse program, Jan. 17, 2013, is expected to bring together more than 600 students, state employees, local and state government officials, human rights agencies and Indiana residents. Gary Brackett, philanthropist and former Indianapolis Colts linebacker, will deliver the keynote address.

Prior to the public program, more than 300 students in grades six through eight from across the state will take part in the Youth Summit. The students will start at the Indiana State Museum where they will take part in an interactive program and listen to famous speeches by King. They will then walk down the street to attend the Statehouse program.

The two new activities have been added to reflect King’s belief in public service.

“Dr. King believed strongly in community service projects,” said Jamal Smith, executive director of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission. “That’s why I am so excited about the Art, Writing and Multimedia Contest and the Day of Service which both place a heavy emphasis on giving back to the community.”

The art, writing and multimedia contest requires students to select a medium to highlight a community service project they either have been or are currently a part of.  The winner will receive the Passing The Torch award along with a $500 college scholarship.

In addition to celebrating community service projects students are doing, the MLK Commission and the ICRC are hosting a series of projects on the King holiday, Jan. 18.  



 

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