Saturday, February 02, 2013

Rion Dennis NAACP Region VII Director speaks at annual Martin L King breakfast

Rion Dennis NAACP Region VII Director speaks at annual Martin L King breakfast

Labels: Annual Martin Luther King Day, Diversity Martin Luther King, NAACP, NAACP Carroll Co, Colleges Carroll Community College, Colleges McDaniel

Along with 80 other folks from throughout Carroll County, including a broad cross section of local elected officials; I attended the 10th annual Carroll County NAACP Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Breakfast at Martin’s Westminster.

Recently Explore Baltimore County ran an article on the annual celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King at McDaniel College… Below, please find a portion of that article and a link to the rest of the article in the Baltimore Sun.


Carroll Co Chapter NAACP, McDaniel, and Carroll Community College celebrate Martin Luther King with music

'Celebrating the Dream' features music with memories of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. January 25, 2013 ExploreBaltimoreCounty,0,5392837.story

Though Jan. 21 was a school holiday for students around the country, a number of students were on a school campus earlier this week.

McDaniel College welcomed nearly 100 Carroll County schoolchildren on Monday to the fourth annual Martin Luther King Day of celebration and reflection.

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., students of all ages participated in a variety of activities that celebrated King's life and provided a service to the community.


Carroll County Community College also provided supplies for the students to make cards for senior citizens as a service project.

"We recognize Dr. King's accomplishments and methods of nonviolence and his service to the community," said Pamela Zappardino, co-director of Ira and Mary Zepp Center for Non-violence and Peace Education, about the event. "It is a day on, rather than a day off. A component of the day is doing a service project."

The center at McDaniel College was a sponsor of the event, as was the NAACP.

"These things are always fun," Zappardino said. "The kids are great."

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