January 2008 Events

 

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Miami - Florida

 

Maryland

 

 

Washington DC

811 Florida Ave. NW Washington , DC 20001

Office (202) 332-ROOT/Toll Free (866) 570-ROOT/Fax (202) 332-8250

www.ROOTInc.org      *     www.ROOTTV.org      *     ROOTInc@ROOTInc.org

  “Too many lives are being lost; too many victims injured, and too many communities are being held hostage to this systemic and endemic tide of violence.  As a government, and as a community, we must begin to offer proactive, rather than reactive, alternatives.”

-Kenneth E. Barnes, Sr., MS

SPIRIT IN ACTION

Live Every First Tuesday of the Month

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

11AM TO 12NOON

WPFW 89.3 FM

(A PACIFICA NETWORK)

  Hosted by Kenneth E. Barnes, Sr, MS Founder/CEO ROOT INC. 

Co-Hosted by Ava Harrison, COO ROOT INC.

  SPIRIT IN ACTION CALL IN NUMBER 202-588-0893

SIMULCAST ONLINE LIVE AT

http://www.wpfw.org/index.php?db=content/WPFW_Radio&tbl=WPFW_Radio&id=1

  Anacostia Students to Host First Anniversary Edition of Spirit in Action

 Tune in to WPFW 89.3 FM on Tuesday, January 8 from 11am until noon for the first anniversary edition of Spirit in Action Live.  This show will be hosted by Anacostia High School students and will be about youth, their concerns, and from their perspective.

In January of 2006 ROOT Inc. held a mock election for then mayoral candidates Adrian Fenty, Michael Brown, Marie Johns, Vincent Orange, and Linda Cropp.  Over 1,000 students attended the mock election and a large percentage in attendance was Anacostia Senior High School Students.  The students overwhelmingly voted by 70% for Adrian Fenty in the mock election. 

In December of 2007 ROOT hosted a youth town hall forum with Anacostia students.  The students presented the community and a panel of dignitaries with a power point highlighting their concerns about their issues, school, and community violence as well as offering their solutions.  Community residents also had the opportunity to directly address the youth about their perspective on the issue of youth violence.

 This live broadcast by WPFW radio, 89.3 FM. will allow ROOT Inc. the privilege to give the students of Anacostia Senior High the ability to be able to express to the Washington, DC metropolitan area  to voice concerns about their issues.  This live broadcast of the Spirit in Action show will be hosted by seven Anacostia senior high school students -  Alesha, Thomas, Shanae, Philesa, Robin and Deidre.  A burgeoning spoken word artist, Patrick will recite poems related to each topic as we transition. 

Also, January is the 3rd anniversary or GUNS ASIDE month.  More information and event announcements are forthcoming.  We invite everyone to listen in to a poignant dialogue with youth as they candidly discuss the topics of youth public safety, neighborhood safety, school safety, and youth violence.  

CONTACT: Executive Producer, Ava Harrison, avaharrison@rootinc.org, 202-332-ROOT (7668 )

 

 

 

 

Film: Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Civil Rights Film Festival


Sunday, January 6, 2008 - Tuesday, January 15, 2008
11:30 AM

Location: Frederick Douglass National Historic Site Visitor Center



Join the National Park Service in honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., at the annual film festival.  Films from the video series, "American Civil Rights Years, Eyes on the Prize,” highlight this year’s theme.

Films will be shown between the hours of 11:30 am and 2: 00 pm Sunday, January 6 through Tuesday, January 15. 

On Sunday, January 13,  at 2:30 pm join Park Ranger Ka’mal McClarin as he leads a discussion entitled, Frederick Douglass:  Father of the Civil Rights Movement. This discussion will place Frederick Douglass’ life in the context of the modern day Civil Rights Movement.

Event Information

Location: Frederick Douglass National Historic Site Visitor Center, 1411 W Street, SE
Admission: Free
Reservations: Not required
More info: www.nps.gov/frdo or 202-426-5961

General Information

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
Hours: Daily 9 am - 5 pm, except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day
Admission: $1.50 reservation service fee ($5 flat rate for school groups)
Address:1411 W Street, SE
Phone: 202-426-5961
Reservations: Required

 

 

Read Across Jamaica Foundation is reaching out to the Caribbean & African-American communities and asking parents to expose their youth to positive men as they give back and encourage. 

Help us to encourage our youth by bringing them out to hear BROTHA's share selected readings by Dr. Martin Luther King.

The goal is 100 black men reading to 100 children of all ages

Literacy Awareness begins at home!!

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Washington DC

January 12, 2008 - Taping @ The Warner Theatre - 7:00pm ET

THE BET HONORS

BET is set to deliver the next breakthrough award show. THE BET HONORS celebrates black achievement in business, entertainment, social justice and philanthropy while providing the kind of award-winning, show-stopping musical performances that make BET specials deliver huge results. During Black History Month, BET will celebrate the achievement of black Americans by honoring the brightest, the most talented, the most ambitious, the most generous and the most crusading members of the African-American community. THE BET HONORS will celebrate the best in the black community with electrifying performances by the biggest names in music including John Legend, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott and more.

HONOREES:
Entrepreneur Award - Janice Bryant Howroyd
Corporate Citizen Award - Richard Parsons
Award for Education - Dr. Cornel West
Media Award - Tyra Banks
Public Service Award - Maxine Waters
Entertainment Award - Alicia Keys

PRODUCED BY:
BET Networks

PREMIERE  TELECAST:
February 22, 2008 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT

 

MEET THE ENOUGH IS ENOUGH CAMPAIGN AT THE WARNER THEATRE AT 6:00 PM FOR THEIR PROTEST!!

 

 

Washington DC

January 13, 2008

7:00 pm

The Choral Arts Society Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Taking Place at: The John F. Kennedy Center or the Performing Arts

2700 F. Street, N.W. Washington DC

 

 

Maryland

Jan. 15, 2008 @ 4 p.m.

“Martin’s Story,” Presented by Storyteller Shindana Cooper
at the Waverly Branch, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore Maryland


Learn about the early life of Martin Luther King, Jr. growing up as an energetic and inquisitive young boy in the segregated South.

 

Washington DC

January 17, 2008

7:00 pm

Anacostia Community Museum Martin Luther King, Jr. Program

This program will include a live performance by saxophonist Merlon Devine, Keynote Speaker: Robert D. Bullard, Ph.D, a question-and-answer period and a book and CD signing.

Baird Auditorium National Museum of Natural History, 10th and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington DC

2700 F. Street, N.W. Washington DC

 

 

 

 

SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
OF GREATER LOS ANGELES AND THE
SCLC DREAM FOUNDATION PRESENT

KING WEEK 2008
JANUARY 11-21
"On Our Way Forward:
Love and Justice...The Moral Imperative"

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Schedule of Events

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JANUARY 11
Kick-Off Press Conference

LA City Hall South Lawn
200 North Spring Street, Downtown Los Angeles, CA
9:00am - 10:00am

JANUARY 15
Multi-Faith Prayer Breakfast

Holman United Methodist Church
3320 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90018
8:00am - 10:00am

JANUARY 17
SCLC Community Reception

The New Townhouse
6835 LaTijera Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045
6:00pm - 10:00pm
SCLC invites you to join them for a reception. Come meet the
President and CEO of SCLC of Greater Los Angeles, Rev. Eric P. Lee.

JANUARY 19
The Poor People's Campaign
Education Forum

Bethel AME, Los Angeles
7900 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90047
11:00am - 1:00pm

JANUARY 21
31st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Birthday Dinner Celebration

Millennium Biltmore Hotel
506 South Grand Avenue, Downtown Los Angeles, CA
6:00pm Reception | 7:00pm Dinner Program

Honoring:

  Dick Gregory, Comedian & Civil Rights Activist  -  KEYNOTE SPEAKER AND REVEREND DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. AWARDEE

  Danny Bakewell, Jr., Chief Operating Officer, Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper - DRUM MAJOR AWARDEE

  Yvonne Wheeler, Senior Field Representative, American Federation of Labor-CIO, Western Region  - ROSA PARKS AWARDEE

  Rev. Dr. Lewis Logan II, Pastor, Bethel AME Church of Los Angeles  -  THOMAS KILGORE, JR. PROPHETIC WITNESS AWARDEE

Southern California Edison
CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY AWARDEE

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For more information, call Wendy Gladney, President
Personal Services Plus, Inc. at 626.791.3847
or email to: events@personalservicesplus.com

www.sclclosangeles.org

 

January 18, 2008

11:00 am

Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance

This ceremony commemorates the life and legacy of this great human rights leader with an honor guard presentation of colors and musical entertainment from a local school choir.

Department of Interior, Auditorium, 18th and C Streets, N.W., Washington DC

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AT 1:00 the 2008 "I Have A Dream" Education Program will be held.  Students will assembly on the Lincoln Memorial steps at 23rd and Independence Avenue, N.W. for a special commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr.  for details on this event call 202-426-6841.

 

 

Los Angeles

January 18, 2008

Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance

100 Black Men of Los Angeles, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 not for profit organization.
Dr. Anthony Asadullah Samad, President and Chairman of the Board
For more information about the activities and programs of the 100 Black Men, visit us at www.100bmla.org

 

Southern California

California State Assembly member
Mike Davis
48th Assembly District

Cordially invites you to attend the

2008 Martin Luther King, Jr.
National Holiday Commemoration

(A Program Celebrating the California State Legislative Holiday)

Honoring

Harry E. Johnson, Sr., Esq.
President, CEO
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc.

Friday, January 18, 2008
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


California African American Museum
600 State Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037

To RSVP, call
Charles Ludd, Jr. at (213) 744-2111

 

 

 

January 19, 2008

Metropolitan Police Department PSA 301 are hosting
 
OPERATION SAVE A LIFE
                                                                    Date:           Saturday, January 19, 2008
                                                                    Time:           2:00pm- 6:00pm 
                                                                     Location:   1624 V. Street, N.W., WDC
                                                                   (The Third District Police Station)

Members of PSA 301 are BRIDGING THE GAP between 
                        Community and Health Care Organizations
 Metropolitan Police Department PSA 301, is extending an invitation to health insurances companies, businesses, non-profits, Community members, hospitals, etc.., to attend this wonderful event and set up tables and/or health mobiles, as well as, assist with promoting the importance of healthy living and eating.

Our Community families could use assistance with all health services ( examples listed below):
1.   Activities (i.e. Karate,Aerobics, Exercise, Dance classes, etc..) promoting healthier living
2.   Health Information (i.e. pamphlets, smoking, safe sex, etc..)
3.  Emergency Services (i.e. food, hot meals, free clinics, hospitals, dental services, etc..)
4.  Domestic Violence (i.e. shelter, safe haven,restraining orders. marriage and parenting classes, etc..) promoting health relations
5.  Special Services on site (ie. HIV/AIDS awareness and testing, condoms, blood pressure screening and cancer screening, school  shots, eye and hearing screening, prostate and breast cancer screening, etc..) promoting health living
6.  Dental (i.e. offices, insurance, pamphlets, tooth brushes, etc..) promoting healthier teeth
7.  Health and Dental INSURANCE companies (i.e. information on obtaining health/dental insurance) promoting healthier living
8. Teenage Services (i.e. smoking, pure pressure, teenage pregnancy, SAFE SEX and just say NO, condoms, etc..) promoting healthier futures and living

THIS IS A COMMUNITY EVENT AND WE HOPE TO SEE EVERYONE THERE.
   CALL OR EMAIL TO RESERVE A TABLE AND/OR MOBILE SPACE OR DROP OFF INFORMATION.
Contact Person(s);
Sergeant J. Eccles-   202-673-6821
Officer B. Davis-        202-673-6815
 
PSA 301 WILL START CONDUCTING YOUTH SUMMER EMPLOYMENT REGISTRATION ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY  4, 2008

 

New York

January 20, 2008

Livebydahenny Partyin It UP at SCOOBYS da day b4 Martin Luther King Day...NO SCHOOL/WORK THE NEXT DAY!

18 to get in!
FREE ADMISSION ALL NIGHT!

DEFINITELY GONNA B A MADHOUSE!

only @ Scoobys
118-07 Atlantic Ave. (Corner of Lefferts blvd & Atlantic Ave)
Richmond Hill, NY 11418

 

 

Virginia 

January 20, 2008

3-5 pm

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

@

Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean VA

The theme of the Fifth annual event, which includes personal reflections of Dr. King, music and photo presentation is "Embracing the Dream:  Our Youth of Tomorrow.

The Celebration includes a lecture by Michael Raymond Tapsott, Director of Multicultural Student Services Center at George Washington University and entertainment by Richmond Boys Choir and Step Afrika!

Information: 703-790-0123 and Price FREE

 

Maryland 

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January 21, 2008

In Baltimore @ 12:00 Noon

The Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

This is the 8th annual parade which includes high school marching bands, community bands, floats, equestrian units, helium balloons, choirs and more.  The route is Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. from Eutaw Street, and will proceed south on Martin Luther King Boulevard and disbands at Fayette Street.  The reviewing stand will be located at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Franklin Street in Baltimore

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Rockville, Maryland @ 12:00 Noon

City of Rockville seal

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 The Mayor and Council of Rockville
and the Rockville Human Rights Commission
invite you to a community celebration of

 Rockville's 36th Annual
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration

Monday, January 21
 12 noon
  
  
 Rockville High School
2100 Baltimore Road, Rockville, Maryland 20851

Featured guest: actor Jim Lucas, a noted movie and television actor, civil rights activist, and loyal follower of Dr. King’s legacy and teachings.  He will present an excerpt from Dr. King's final speech, "I've Been to the Mountaintop."

Performers:

  • Meloso Duo (Prelude)
  • Nationally renowned Duke Ellington School of the Arts Show Choir
  • Mount Calvary Baptist Church’s Puppet Ministry
  • Soul in Motion Players
  • Jerusalem Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church’s Inspirations
  • Youth Choir
  • Derrick R. Middleton, Dufief Elementary School

Reception will follow.
Wheelchair Accessible, Sign Language Interpreted
For more information, call 240-314-8316.

 

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Washington DC at 1:00pm

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Wreath Laying Ceremony

The Hon. Frank Smith Jr. leads the ceremony honoring Dr. King - Taking place at the African-American Civil War Memorial - U and 10th Streets, WDC 

Information: 202-345-4005 & it's FREE

 

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Bethesda Maryland 4:00pm-6:00pm

Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration at Strathmore

The Strathmore Center will honor Dr. King with musical entertainment from the area as well as The Choir of Morgan State University.  

This event is free and open to the public, but there is limited seating, so you must reserve your ticket right away.

The Music of Strathmore is located at 5301 Tuckerman Lane in North Bethesda Maryland, or if you take the metro take the red line and get of at the Grosvenor/Strathmore Stop, the Center is adjacent to the metro stop.

 

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At 6:00 pm in Washington DC 

attend the Free Performance by the "Let Freedom Ring Choir" Featuring Internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves 

Ms. Graves will be accompanied by Nuttin' but Stringz and the "Let The Freedom Ring Choir for this Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. @  The John F. Kennedy Center or the Performing Arts in the Concert Hall

2700 F. Street, N.W. Washington DC

This concert is a part of Georgetown University's Let Freedom Ring initiative, honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Information: 202-833-9800

 

Maryland 

Jan. 22, 2008 @ 1 p.m.

“Martin’s Story,” Presented by Storyteller Shindana Cooper
at the Waverly Branch, Enoch Pratt Free Library

Learn about the early life of Martin Luther King, Jr. growing up as an energetic and inquisitive young boy in the segregated South.

 

 

 

January 26, 2008

Maryland