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Columbus 2012 UNITY events

Columbus and the surrounding area will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a series of events. 

Columbus Unity Events
MLK Pride Clean Up Campaign Kickoff
10:00 a.m.
January  13
Lonnie Jackson Academy
4601 Buena Vista Road

Keep Columbus Beautiful  Serv-A-Thon
9 a.m.-11 a.m.
January  13
Shirley B. Winston Park
Steam Mill Road

Vita Coalition Free Tax Preparation Kickoff
January 13 – April 17
At various sites, serving those annually making $50,000 or less

MLK Unity Parade of Excellence
1:00 p.m.

January 14
Begins on the Colin Powell Parkway in Phenix City Crosses into Columbus and ends at Broadway and 9th Street  (Rain date Jan. 21.)

"The Knowledge and Truth of our Present Time"
A program on African-American history
5:00 p.m.
January 15
2324 Francis Street

Alpha Unity Awards Breakfast
7:00 a.m.
January 16
Columbus Convention and Trade Center
801 Front Avenue
National Urban League President Marc Morial will speak

MLK Commemorative service at the Medical Center
11:00 a.m.
January 16
710 Center Street
Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson will speak

Dare to Dream Youth Summit
"Empower, Enrich, Educate:"
8:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Jan. 19
Columbus Convention and Trade Center
801 Front Avenue

One Columbus and WTVM Diversity Forum
7:00 p.m.
January 19
RiverCenter for the Performing Arts
900 Broadway
Topics: Civility, bullying and technology

Building Common Ground
7:00 p.m.
February 21
Columbus Museum
1251 Wynnton Road
Topics: Civility, community, compassion
"Grace of Silence" author Michele Norris will speak
 

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