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City of Orlando Mayor’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission Announces 2014 Commemoration Events

The City of Orlando’s Mayor Buddy Dyer and the Mayor’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission are proud to announce a variety of events to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Asterisks (***) denote the events that Mayor Dyer will play a role in this year, and interview and visual opportunities will be available:

Thursday, January 16, 2014
6:00 p.m. 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Forum

Florida A & M University College of Law, 201 Beggs Avenue
Presented by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and FAMU Black Law Student Association. This event is free.

Friday, January 17, 2014
11:30 a.m. 28th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Luncheon***

Ballroom at Church Street, 225 South Garland Avenue
Presented by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. There is a cost for this event.

7:00 p.m. Recognition of Youth Humanitarian Award Winners***
Amway Center, 400 West Church Street
Presented by the Orlando Magic. There is a cost for this event.

Saturday, January 18, 2014
10:00 a.m. 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade***

Orange Avenue in Downtown Orlando
Presented by Southwest Orlando Jaycees. This event is free.

1:00 p.m. “The SOUND!” Praise Team Showcase and Competition
Lake Eola Amphitheater
Presented by Southwest Orlando Jaycees. This event is free.

Monday, January 20, 2014
7:30 a.m. 23nd Annual Arthur “Pappy” Kennedy Prayer Breakfast
First Baptist Church of Orlando, 3000 South John Young Parkway
Presented by YMCA of Central Florida & Southwest Orlando Jaycees. There is a cost for this event.

9:00 a.m. Plant Seedlings for Civil Rights
Clear Lake Park, 2301 29th Street
Presented by the Mayor’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission, Green-Up Orlando, Keep Orlando Beautiful & Green Works Orlando. This event is free.

9:00 a.m. Parramore Community Volunteer Day
Florida A & M University College of Law, 201 Beggs Avenue
Presented by FAMU Law School. This event is free.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
9:30 a.m. Messages on the Wall
Northwest Community Center, 3955 W.D. Judge Drive
Presented by Bridge To Independence Private School.

For more information or to volunteer, please call The City of Orlando Office of Community Affairs at 407.246.2122. The Men’s Divorce Law Firm is proud to support the celebration of Dr. King’s legacy of equality, justice, freedom, peace and harmony for all races and cultures.