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Join us as we commemorate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during events planned January 16th-31st, 2017. The theme for the 2017 Community MLK Celebration is “Silence as Betrayal.” 

In 1967, speaking out against the war in Vietnam, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stated, “A time comes when silence is betrayal.”  Unfortunately, silent betrayal persists today when we choose not to speak out or to act against various social injustices. This passive posture betrays the humanity of our fellow citizens.  There comes a time when we are faced with doing what is right instead of what is comfortable. King’s words are as relevant today as they were fifty years ago: “we are always on the verge of being mesmerized by uncertainty; but we must move on.”