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Updated: Saturday, 12 Jan 2013, 12:22 PM EST
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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday January 21, 2013. King was a founding member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, led numerous marches and boycotts and won the Nobel Peace Prize. Events around the City of Indianapolis will honor the civil rights movement icon.
Here is a list of events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.:
Martin Luther King, Jr. Indiana Holiday Celebration
Former Indianapolis Colts linebacker Gary Brackett will provide the keynote address Thursday, January 17, 2013 at the 22nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Indiana Holiday Celebration at the Indiana Statehouse.
Peace Learning Center's Annual MLK Community Festival
Christian Theological Seminary
1000 West 42nd Street
Keynote Speaker: Kizito Kalima, survivor of the Rwandan genocide and co-founder Amahoro Project - a grassroots movement that is committed to advocate for Peace and Forgiveness through reconciliation.
Power of Peace Award Ceremony
Community Fair: Featuring more than 30 local organizations, vendors and community connections - open throughout the building and for the entire event
Freedom Riders Documentary Screening and Exhibit: Also, on display at Peace Learning Center throughout January.
Plus: Performances, Music, African Drumming, Art Workshops, Family Yoga, Zumba, Hip Hop Poetry, and a free lunch.
44th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Dinner
Indiana Roof Ballroom
$25 undergrad/grad students; $65 faculty; $75 community members
Join Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis for an evening of dialogue and networking on January 20, 2013 for the 44th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration dinner presented by the Black Student Union with the support of the Office of Student Involvement. The featured speaker for this year is Bobby Seale who in 1966 helped found the Black Panther Party.
MLK Day Celebration
Celebrate the life, achievements, and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with special activities and performances.
IMA Community Day - Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Common Threads
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Discover common threads and make visual connections as you explore the IMA collections on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Indiana History Center
Join the Indiana Historical Society as we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Guests will enjoy free admission from 10 am to 5 pm to the Marilyn and Eugene K. Glick Indiana History Center, as well as family-friendly activities and live entertainment.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
IUPUI Campus Center
IUPUI's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is an annual campus tradition. This event, organized by a group of student leaders, honors one of the greatest freedom activists of all time, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hundreds of IUPUI students, faculty, staff, and guests volunteer at community sites across Indianapolis as a way to honor Dr. King's commitment to service and to social justice.
MLK, Jr. Day Celebration
White River State Park
Free admission to all attractions with non-perishable food donation.
The Park is home to world-class attractions, destinations, and venues, providing entertainment for diverse audiences, including the Indianapolis Zoo (and White River Gardens) , Indiana State Museum, IMAX® Theater, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, NCAA® Hall of Champions, Indianapolis Indians Baseball at Victory Field, The Lawn at White River State Park Concert Series, The Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial, and Historic Military Park to name a few.
Banker's Life Fieldhouse
Tickets $25 - $117
Athleticism, comedy and theatre unite when the Harlem Globetrotters come to town. Don't miss them in action at Banker's Life Fieldhouse on MLK Day with their new show where "You Write The Rules."
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ecumenical Community Celebration
Lawrence United Methodist Church
5200 N. Shadeland Ave.
Join us as we remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with 5th grade essay contest winners writing on "Things Dr. Martin Luther King sacrificed, what did he sacrifice for and what would you sacrifice," along with uplifting choral groups, an inspiring message by Bishop J. Tyson, the giving of the MLK Community Award and light refreshments following the service.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Program
Madame Walker Theatre Center
9:30 am - 12:45 pm
Enjoy a FREE community breakfast at the Indianapolis Urban League before taking off on a Freedom Walk back to the Theatre Center, where you can watch Presiden't Obama's second inauguration live inside the historic theatre.
for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!
Family-friendly activities and live entertainment. Scheduled performers include storyteller Deborah Asante, the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of Indianapolis, and youth dancers from Traci's Urban Dance Jamm Studio.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Programming presented by IPL
Indiana State Museum
Bring a canned food item and receive free admission to the Indiana State Museum as we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Films, live music, poetry and performance art fill the galleries and public spaces of the museum as the life and times of this great man are explored.
MLK Day Address
Crispus Attucks Museum
Join the Crispus Attucks Museum in honoring the life of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a special address by African-American history scholar, educator and author, Dr. Stanley Warren. The speech will be followed by an award-winning history documentary that sheds light on the final hours of Dr. King's life.
Special discussion and performance
Rhythm! Discovery Center
Rhythm! Discovery Center and The Indianapolis Jazz Foundation will present a special discussion and performance in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day\
MLK Community Day
Play games, contribute to the "We are Alike" People Quilt, make a card for a soldier and visit the William Conner home.