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MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., WEEKEND

Important Dates for the annual Myrtle Beach Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend of celebrations

January 12-16, 2017

A celebration in honor of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Leader, Pastor, Teacher, and Citizen

Thursday, Jan. 12:

Welcome Mixer and Reception

At Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, by Invitation Only, 5 – 7 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 13:

Welcome Continental Breakfast/Keynote Address

Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Ballrooms A & B, 8 – 9:30 a.m.

Guest speaker State Rep. Mia McCloud (79th District, Columbia)

Translating Diversity: A Workshop

Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Ballrooms A & B

Opening: 9:30 -10 a.m., Morning Workshop 10 – Noon, Afternoon Workshop 1:30 – 3:30 p. m.

Presented by Dr. Graeme Coetzer, Director of the Institute of Community Development, College of Charleston

Employability Workshop and Jobs Fair

Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Ballroom D, 9 a.m. – noon

How Far Do We Still Have To Go?

The final shots of the Civil War sounded 146 years ago.

Brown vs. the Board was 57 years ago, and, 48 years ago, the famous” I Have a Dream” speech was delivered. However, one has to question just how far we haven’t come when it comes to racism in this country.

The actions of a select few at games at Triton Central Friday and at a high school in Tennessee have me wondering what exactly is going on when people think it’s “cool” to hurl racial slurs at the opposition.

It is absolutely disgraceful that, in 2011, some of us can’t see beyond the color of a person’s skin.