Northwest Indiana events commemorate MLK
January 19, 2013 1:25PM
The statue of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Updated: January 19, 2013 1:26PM
Community breakfast: 7:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21 in the Purdue University North Central Library-Student-Faculty building cafeteria, 1401 S. U.S. 421, Westville; free and open to the public; 462-4197, Ext. 5742.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration: 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, West Side Leadership Academy, 9th Avenue and Gerry Street, Gary, hosted by the Ecumenical Committee of NWI; 977-2100.
‘Perfecting the Dream’: The Ministerial Alliance of Hammond and Vicinity and the city of Hammond present a candlelight march and commemoration, begins at 6:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21 at City Hall and ends at the Hammond Civic Center, 5825 Sohl Ave.; 853-6358.
Convocation at Valparaiso University: 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, Chapel of the Resurrection, 1700 Chapel Drive, Convocation featuring Eboo Patel, a member of President Barack Obama’s inaugural Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships; luncheon follows at 11:15 a.m. in the Harre Union Ballroom; www.valpo.edu/mlk/events/index.php.
“Dreamcicles”: Activities for children 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, Bellaboo’s Play and Discovery Center, 3800 Colorado St., Lake Station; regular admission prices; 963-2070.
Law school speaker: Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson speaks at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, Wesemann Hall at Valparaiso University Law School, 1700 Chapel Drive.
Martin Luther King Jr. legacy: Purdue University Calumet, 2200 169th St., Hammond, celebrates King’s life in a series of events at the Student Union and Library:
• 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28 — Mayoral Roundtable on Peace, Reconciliatory Healing and Transformation.
• 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28 — “Creating a Culture of Peace for the Children of the World” exhibit on display through Friday, Feb. 1.
• 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 — “Difficult Days...The Promise of Renewal of Hope” convocation based on King’s “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech; free admission; contact Roy Hamilton at 989-2779 or (800) 478-7383, Ext. 2779 or email Hamilton@purduecal.edu.