Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

The Journal Record Business Briefs: January 12, 2011

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

The Journal Record Business Briefs: January 12, 2011

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Martin Luther King events set

Events across the state to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday include parades in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

The Oklahoma City parade is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. Monday at NW Seventh Street and Broadway Avenue and head south to E.K. Gaylord Boulevard and then to Sheridan Avenue. The parade will then head east on Sheridan through Bricktown, ending at N. Stiles Avenue.

The Oklahoma City MLK Coalition selected "Challenges Beyond The Dream" as the theme for this year's Martin Luther King activities.

Two programs are scheduled Sunday. At 3 p.m., the annual Martin Luther King program at St. John Baptist Church, 5700 N. Kelley Ave., is scheduled at 3 p.m. At 5 p.m., the Martin Luther King Cross Cultural Program is scheduled at Temple B'nai Israel, 4901 N. Pennsylvania Ave.

The 14th annual Midwest City Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast is scheduled at the Reed Center in Midwest City. Other activities include a Silent March from Ralph Ellison Library down NE 23rd Street to the Oklahoma History Center, where Gov. Mary Fallin is scheduled to participate in the Ringing of the Bell Ceremony.

A job fair is planned from 8:30 a.m. to noon Monday at the Henrietta B. Foster Building at 614 NE Fourth St. in Oklahoma City.

Tulsa's parade, sponsored by the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Society, will start at 11 a.m. at John Hope Franklin Boulevard and Detroit Avenue and head east to Greenwood, south to Archer and west to Elgin, where the parade will end.

In Lawton, Marc Lamont Hill will be the speaker for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Banquet presented by Cameron University and Cameron Campus Ministry. The banquet is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. at the McMahon Centennial Complex.

Hill is an associate professor of English education and anthropology at Columbia University and a newspaper columnist.

Hill will lead a panel discussion at 2 p.m. Monday in the CETES Conference Center on the Cameron campus. The panel will include state Rep. T.W. Shannon, R-Lawton and a Cameron graduate, and Kimberly Jones, a teacher at Lawton High who is pursuing a master's degree at Cameron.

In Tahlequah, Northeastern State University plans a Day of Service, including service in the public schools, distribution of school supplies and participation in the parade in Tulsa. Classes will not be held and the university is encouraging participation and volunteerism among students, faculty and staff.

"Inviting faculty and staff to participate has been an aspiration for a few years now," said Laura Boren, NSU's dean of student affairs. "The last couple of years we've done smaller projects intended for the students. With NSU's strategic goal related to civic engagement and our institution's commitment to service, we wanted to expand involvement. …

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