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The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) has announced several events that will honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  These events are sponsored by the Birmingham Chapter of Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Metro Birmingham Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), BCRI and the City of Birmingham.

Tuesday, January 14: Proclamation in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - 9:30 am

Birmingham City Hall.  Proclamation by Honorable Mayor William Bell.

Friday, January 17: Financial Empowerment Seminar - 6:30 PM

Hopewell Baptist Church, 2315 26th Avenue North.  Sponsored by SCLC: 205-937-5679.

Saturday, January 18: Annual Gun Buy Back - 9:30 am-12 noon

St. Joseph Baptist Church, 500 9th Avenue North. Sponsored by SCLC: 205-937-5679.

Saturday, January 18: Citywide Youth Program and Activities -  2:00 PM

Shiloh Baptist Church, 1753  34th place North. Sponsored by SCLC: 205-937-5679.

Sunday, January 19: Musical Extravaganza:  - 3:00 PM

Hopewell Baptist Church, 2315 26th Avenue North. Sponsored by SCLC and City of

Birmingham: 205-937-5679.

Sunday, January 19: Reflect and Rejoice: Tribute to Dr.  Martin Luther King, Jr. -  3:00 PM

The Alabama Symphony Orchestra will perform "Reflect and Rejoice", a musical tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at UAB's Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center.   The event will be conducted by Roderick Cox, ASO Assistant Conductor and will feature The Aeolians of Oakwood University. Tickets at www.alabamasymphony.org.  Sponsored by Alabama Symphony Orchestra and BCRI.

Monday, Jan 20: Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Breakfast - 7:30 am

Boutwell Auditorium. Speaker will be the Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Houston Brown.

Sponsoring organizations: Metro Birmingham SCLC, Metro Birmingham Branch NAACP, REV Birmingham, Greater Birmingham Ministries, City of Birmingham, Diversity Coalition, National Conference for Community and Justice and Community Affairs Committee of Operation New Birmingham (ONB). Admission charged. For information, call  REV at 324-8797.

Monday, January 20: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday -  9:00 am-5:00 PM

BCRI opens its doors to the public on this holiday.  205.328.9696, ext. 234/www.bcri.org. Free Admission.                            

Monday January 20: Wreath Laying Ceremony -  10:00 am-11:00 am

Kelly Ingram Park.  Sponsored by Alpha Phi Fraternity.

Monday, January 20: Traditional March from City Hall to Kelly Ingram Park  - 12:00 PM Noon.

Start line up at 11:00 am. Civil Rights Leaders and Public Officials participating.

Monday, January 20: Civil Rights Rally - 1:00 PM.

Kelly Ingram Park/Sixteenth Street Baptist Church.  Guest Speaker Birmingham City Counselor President Johnathan F. Austin. Sponsored by SLCL, BCRI, City of Birmingham, Sixteenth Street Baptist Church.

Monday, January 20: MLK Love Feast for Homeless and Senior Citizens - 3:00 PM

 Boutwell Auditorium.  Sponsored  by SCLC, churches, local businesses.  Contact: Carlene McAphee at 780-3515.

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