1/20/2019*MLK Day Celebration 5K - participant starts at 3pm or volunteer starting at 1pm*
1/21/2019*Friends of African American Arts & Culture presents "In Celebration of Dreamers" at the Columbia Museum of Art - visit or volunteer, 10am-3pm, free admission presented by BCBS of SC*
*Congaree Riverkeepers Waterway Cleanup - volunteer, 10am-1pm* All spots filled
*Thanks to an overwhelming early response, we have almost filled all our volunteer spots! OMACR will offer service sites on campus for MLK Day too. Volunteers can register to assist in the Free Store or with our Veterans and Nursing Home Valentine's Card station during brunch on Monday.*
Using as the theme “Where Do We Go from Here?”, we will assess where we are today in the struggle for civil and human rights and suggest a course for the future.
The keynote speaker for the occasion will be that bodacious Attorney, Civil Rights Leader and Author James L. Felder. Attorney Felder was Professor and Chair of the Department of Business & Economics at Allen University, Executive Vice President of Operation Push (Rev Jessie Jackson, President), and Executive Director of the SC Conference of NAACP. He will be available after our program to sign copies of his latest book on the AME Church.
We are also delighted that Reverend Doctor Harry Singleton, Professor of Religion at Benedict College will share Reflections on the Theme.
The Brookland Baptist Brotherhood will award its Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major Medallion to three persons who have advanced the work and dream of Dr. King. In addition to our keynote speaker Attorney Felder, Senator Kay Patterson and Mrs. Dorothy B. Cunningham will receive awards. They have devoted themselves to helping us live the dream.
Come and enjoy great singing by the Brookland Male Chorus, accompanied by the outstanding Ms. Saundera Crawford, in a tribute to The First Lady of Gospel and Soul: The Late Ms. Aretha Franklin. At the same time, enjoy a wonderful breakfast.
Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased after worship service each Sunday morning in the lobby of the Brookland Health and Wellness Center, starting December 9, or by contacting Smalls at 803-776-8072, or George Glymph at (803) 772-2884.
For information contact Smalls at (803) 776-8072 or H.S. Tate at (803) 360-3856.
Free Admission on January 21, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. is provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina.