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What: MLK Week 2018 Events in Blount County
When: Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 11:00am
Where: multiple dates and locations

We are fortunate have a many decades-long history in Blount County of celebrating the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. Different groups work around the year to plan a wide range of activities for all ages. Here’s the list of events for January 2018. You can also find upcoming events here: (link...) We look forward to seeing you!

MLK Week 2018...

BCU Faith Committee Public Forum "JESUS AND RACE"
Saturday January 6th, 11am-1pm
New Providence Presbyterian Church, 703 W. Broadway Maryville, TN 37804
How does our faith inform our belief and move us to action?

“The Uncomfortable Truth” documentary film and discussion
Wednesday January 10, 5:30pm café, 6pm film, panel & discussion follow

Rest Haven Church, 224 East Watt Street, Alcoa, TN 37701
Hosted by H.O.M.E., Inc.
More about the film here: (link...)

MLK Business Luncheon
Friday January 12th, 12pm
Airport Hilton
Tickets $35/person
The business luncheon will be held at the Airport Hilton on January 12 at noon. The cost is $35 per person or $350 per table of 10. Reservations are required to attend this event and can be made by calling the Blount County Chamber of Commerce at 865-983-2241. The keynote speaker will be Ms. Lori Tucker, news anchor for WATE-TV.

Second Annual MLK Kids & Families Fair
Saturday January 13th, 3pm-5pm

Blount County Public Library
Co-sponsored by Blount County United (BCU), Blount County Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), Talking with Kids & Teens about Race (TWiKTAR), Blount County NAACP chapter, and Maryville College. This drop-in style family-oriented fair for children of all ages will offer a variety of fun activities and educational displays to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr - opportunity for children and families to learn more about Dr. King’s work and legacy as well as other issues and topics related to race and identity, the historical and modern context of race/racism in the U.S., and how we can all work together to promote racial justice.

Knoxville Opera Gospel Choir Concert
Saturday January 13th, 4pm

Alcoa High School
Tickets $20 donation
Jointly sponsored by HOME, Inc. Directed by Jeanie Melton, the Knoxville Opera Gospel Choir will perform at Alcoa High School. A donation of $20 per ticket is required to attend the event and can be purchased by calling Judy Watson-Knight at 865-368-0532.

Community Worship Service
Sunday January 14th, 4pm

First Baptist Church Maryville
The Community Worship service will be held on Sunday, January 14th at First Baptist Church, Maryville (202 W. Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN) at 4 p.m. Reverend Joe B. Maddox from New Hope Baptist Church in Knoxville will be the speaker for the afternoon.

MLK Day March
Monday January 15th
12:45 assemble at MLK Center

1:00 p.m. March from Center to Maryville College
2 p.m. Program at Clayton Center Nutt Theatre
All Blount County residents who are lucky enough to receive Monday, January 15 as a holiday are encouraged to participate in the last event of the celebration. A march to the Clayton Center for the Arts will assemble at 12:45 p.m. at the MLK Center (209 East Franklin Street) in Alcoa. The program will begin promptly at 2 p.m. at the Clayton Center for the Arts featuring keynote speaker, Marc Burnett, Vice President of Student Affairs at Tennessee Technological University.

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Jan 10 film

If you are wondering which events to attend, I have previewed "The Uncomfortable Truth" and encourage people to come see this film on Jan 10 and take part in the discussion. The Kids & Families Fair on Jan 13 is great for all ages, and the annual March on MLK Day (Jan 15) is a fine way to be part of a public presence.

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