JANUARY 27th – 5 p.m.
€ 30 // €15 children
Sponsored by Overseas Americans Remember ~ OAR
This will be the 28th year that we pay tribute to the life and work of Dr. Martin King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement he led. In the words of the poet, Miller Williams, the work of the Dr. King and Civil Rights Movement put us on the road to becoming “the nation we were meant to be.” Certainly, we are on our way to becoming that nation. Could Dr. King or for that matter most people could have imagined that President Barack Obama would be our President, elected not once, but twice!
Lois Mothershed Pot, a veteran of the Civil Rights Movement will also share her thoughts. Lois was the first African-American president of the National Christian Students Union and the first black student in her university. Her sister, Thelma Mothershed, was one of the “Little Rock Nine,” the teenagers who, in spite of threats to their young lives, integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas with the help of the National Guard.
Adrienne West and and David Cameron will sing the songs so integral to the Civil Rights Movement. Young students will speak and sing and Jimmy Yarnell and a jazz group from ASH will provide musical entertainment. Sergeant Jeffery D. Arnold of the US Marine Detachment will will interpret the “I Have A Dream” speech. From ASH, Liat Alkan will sing and a group she directs, who appropriately call themselves Distant Cousins “will lift up their voices” too.
The Honorable Ned Nolan, Chargé D’Affaires of the Embassy of the United States will share his personal thoughts and as well as the Martin Luther King Day Proclamation of President Barack Obama.
So much has improved since Dr. King first spoke of “His Dream,” but the battle to eliminate racism and discrimination is still a task for today and tomorrow. The message and motto of Martin Luther King Day is a challenge for all people: “Make this a day on, not a day off!” In other words, do something to make Dr. King’s dream a reality.
“Let Us Break Bread Together” Join us for a simple dinner, the kind Dr King might have liked and please bring the children.