Thursday, January 31, 2013
The College of Lake County is hoping to enlist upwards of 250 area residents to volunteer in partnership with the United Way of Lake County for the Martin Luther King Day of Service on Saturday, Feb. 2. Are you in?
To celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the College of Lake County, in partnership with United Way of Lake County, is seeking up to 250 volunteers to work on several service projects on Saturday, Feb. 2 that help increase educational opportunities in local communities. Volunteers age 10 and above are invited to volunteer as are family groups, church and youth groups, scout groups and CLC staff and students. Registration is from 7:45 a.m. to 8 a.m. in room C005 (C Wing Auditorium) on the CLC Grayslake campus, 19351 W. Washington St., in Grayslake. A breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. along with a presentation on Dr. King’s legacy and performances by the Word of Life Ministries choir and praise dance team. Volunteers will …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Martin Luther King's famous 'I Have a Dream' speech inspired many to think about injustice and how they might help combat it. Patch wants to know what your dream is for a better world.
Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King delivered his rousing "I Have a Dream" speech to a crowd of 250,000 in front of the Lincoln Memorial after leading a peaceful demonstration in Washington, D.C. "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,' King said on Aug. 28, 1963. "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.? On this Martin Luther King Day, Patch wants to know what your dream is for a better world? Is it to see improved education for all children, safer streets, better access to health …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Local members of Congress read to children, paint murals as part of National Day of Service honoring legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King.
Local members of Congress spread out through Washington Saturday taking books to a children’s hospital and sprucing up a children’s shelter as part of the National Day of Service honoring the memory of the late Dr. Martin Luther King. Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) took books to the National Children’s Medical Center while Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston) helped paint a mural of First Lady Michelle Obama at the Sasha Bruce House, a shelter for homeless and runaway children. “By serving today, we see the generosity of Americans and remember that we are all in this together,” Schakowsky said in a prepared statement. “This day allows us to take a moment and reflect. We are reminded of Dr. King’s lessons, of those who need our help, and of…
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Highland Park will celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with the 4th annual day of service on Monday at 10 a.m. at the Recreation Center.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Congregation Solel will dedicate a plaque commemorating the civil right's leaders visit in 1966.
The excitement was palpable as the crowd awaited Martin Luther King, Jr., in the packed sanctuary of Congregation Solel. On that day in June, 1966, the civil rights leader was late—and as the diverse crowd waited for him, the tension mounted. “There was this great sense of anticipation and excitement,” recalled Congregation Solel past president Gail Goldstein, who was a young mother living in Highland Park at the time. While the crowd waited, a youth choir from the First Baptist Church of North Chicago and a folk singer performed, and then local dignitaries made brief speeches. It seemed like King might never arrive. “And then you heard people whispering, ‘He’s here, he’s here,’” Goldstein said. “We were all sitting there waiting and …