CLAREMONT, NH—To celebrate the continuing impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., community members will gather on Monday, January 15th, at Trinity Episcopal and Prince of Peace Church, 120 Broad Street, in Claremont from noon to 2 PM to honor his influence in our lives and the world.
The celebration will begin with a simple potluck meal of soup and bread at noon. If you’re bringing food for the potluck, please arrive 20 minutes early. The meal is in the hopes that all who come will be nourished, not only by the food, but the Spirit of the gathering. King is well known for his work to create the Beloved Community, where all are welcome at the table.
After lunch, participants will gather in a circle to read King’s 1964 acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway. At that time, King, a 35-year-old civil rights leader, was the youngest winner of the Prize since it was first awarded in 1901. There will be a time to reflect on the speech or other influences that King’s work has meant to participants. They will end the celebration with song.
For youth ages 10-13, a youth program will be provided. Parents or other caregivers of youth must be available if needed. “We regret that we don’t have the capacity to care for younger children. We hope to have more volunteer help in the future,” said organizers.
If you are interested in helping with the work of the Racial Healing Working Group, please speak with those members who are present. Your participation is welcome.
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