The Beloved Community Begins Here

2012 Theme

The Beloved Community Begins Here: From One Voice to Many

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2012 Calendar of Events

Friday, January 13, 2012


11th Annual Countywide MLK Celebration

4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil Street, Champaign
The event will feature a keynote address and the award presentations for the James R. Burgess, Sr. - Susan Freiburg Award, the Doris Hoskins Prestigious Community Service Award, and the MLK Outstanding Achievement Award. This is an annual event commemorating the life and works of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Campus Contact: Shelley Mix,


Sunday, January 15, 2012


MLK Jr. Community Celebration

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Foellinger Great Hall, 500 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana

Monday, January 16, 2012


Unity Breakfast

8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Location: The Vineyard Church, 1500 North Lincoln Avenue, Urbana


Day of Service

9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Ikenberry Commons, Multipurpose Room 1, 301 East Gregory, Champaign

Contact:  Grace Mitchell, 384-3505, ext 51, or
Urbana Rotary, Libby Tyler, 384-2439,

Film and Discussion

7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Location: TBD
Co-chairs: Alicia P. Rodriguez,


Thursday, January 19, 2012


Youth Day of Service: Wesley Evening Food Pantry

3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Wesley Evening Food Pantry, 1205 West Green Street, Urbana
Chair: Monique Rivera,
Training may be required prior to volunteering. Contact the chair to learn more.


Saturday, January 21, 2012


MLK Culminating Community Event
MLK Writing Contest and Presentation of Winners

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana
Event chair: Sam Smith,

Essay Contest Chair: Phil Wilder