Dayton Human Relations Council

Youth World House Party to Celebrate Work of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Release Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Contact:   Erica Fields, Human Relations Council, 937-333-1403

To commemorate the achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Dayton Human Relations Council is partnering with the YWCA of Greater Dayton to present  “Youth World House Party,” a celebration designed to increase understanding and appreciation of the civil and human rights movement. The event is intended for young people ages 12 and up and will take place at the YWCA (141 W. Third St.) on Saturday, January 18, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The celebration is an opportunity to reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. King and to inspire youth to take action and create positive change in their communities.  Presenters will explore contemporary issues such as race, social justice and diversity as they affects youth and young adults. The event will also celebrate Dayton’s cultural diversity by featuring world music, dance, spoken word and food. Youth will have the opportunity to create their own unique signs to be used during the MLK march and rally to be held the following Monday.

For more information, call the Human Relations Council at 937-333-1403.

The mission of the Human Relations Council is to keep peace, order and harmony among the citizens of Dayton, to promote tolerance and goodwill, and ensure equality of treatment and opportunity for all.

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