[Davis Democrats] URGENT: vol.action opportunity:TODAY in DAVIS: Martin Luther King Day-2 events on Educatioal Access

John Chendo jac07 at dcn.org
Mon Jan 20 09:38:53 PST 2014

Dear Democrats: 

a) The City of Davis 20th Annual Rev.Dr.Martin Luther King,Jr. celebration. FREE to the public. Place: VARSITY THEATER, 616 Second St. Time: 11am-1230pm. Ms. Dana Vickers Shelly, former deputy press secretary to  U.S. Dept. of Commerce Secretary Ron Brown in the Bill Clinton cabinet, now director of public affairs for the Southern Poverty Law Center based in Montgomery, Alabama, will deliver the keynote speech on "Educational Access  and Equal Opportunity." Following that , the Davis Freedom Singers and Dick Holdstock, former Davis City Councilman, will play a musical interlude of classic human rights songs. Then the singers will lead any who wish to walk in our traditional city parade along downtown Davis streets. 

b) A benefit dinner-play will be held, 530pm-7pm, in the St. James  Parish Social Hall, 1275 B St.   Ticket price of fifty dollars will go to  the local  Martin Luther King Scholarship Fund (MLKSF) for Yolo County African-American students accepted into college who need financial assistance. Mr. Felix Justice, a stage  actor from Danny Glover's  workshop, will present a one-person dramatic monologue portraying vignettes from Dr. King's eloquence, prophecy, and life experience. In his touring around the country, Felix Justice, from South Carolina,  has performed in  more than a hundred  college   towns.  Ms. Mary Anne Kirsch of Davis will be honored with this year's Nelson Mandela Award. Tickets are available at the door. 

c)For further information on both above events : if you have not yet recycled the Thursday, Jan.16, issue of the Davis Enterprise, you can find complete  info on Page 1 and page 5 in a story written by reporter Dave Ryan.

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