"The Dream Lives" Event is Set for 12:00noon, Saturday, January 17th, 2015: Event Includes a Dramatic Unity Processional

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Mayor’s Commission on Unity, Diversity and Prosperity Seeks to Renew Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King for Today’s Challenges

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We are excited to build on last year’s highly successful inaugural MLK: The Dream Lives Commemoration,” said Mayor Teresa Tomlinson.

The Mayor’s Commission on Unity, Diversity, and Prosperity will host the Second Annual MLK: The Dream Lives” Legacy commemoration. The event will commence at noon, Saturday, January 17, 2015. At the sounding of the city’s noon siren system, community organizations and individuals will walk in a processional from four staging areas to the Liberty Theater in the heart of the Liberty District. A festive atmosphere will be achieved through musical performances and inspirational speakers. The event is free to all.

“We are excited to build on last year’s highly successful inaugural MLK: The Dream Lives Commemoration,” said Mayor Teresa Tomlinson. “The Commission wants to celebrate the continuing relevance of Dr. King’s vision for humanity. The Dream Lives event helps us bring a broader audience and a broader age group to this celebration.” The mission of the Mayor’s Commission on Unity, Diversity and Prosperity is to create a community where every person is valued and presented with equal access to opportunities.

Organizations, schools, companies and other groups can join in the processional by registering on-line at http://www.thedreamlivescolumbus.com or by calling (706) 225-4658 (CCG Parks and Recreation).

To volunteer to help for the event, please visit: http://volunteer.unitedwayofthecv.org under events. The event is being promoted on social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter (#thedreamlives).

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