NORTH TEXAS — Monday, Jan. 18, 2020, North Texans can attend the 28th Annual Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day in a virtual program at 6:00 p.m. at YouTube.com/LISDAVProductions. The theme will be “A Beloved Community: Justice for All.”
The nonpolitical, interfaith event will highlight Dr. King’s ideals: elimination of all forms of prejudice, equality of races and gender, sustainable development and international peace.
Author and lecturer Tracy Brown, a recognized expert on diversity and inclusion, will deliver the keynote address. Recognition and winners of art, essay and photo contests for 4th-12th-grade students who will receive cash prizes ranging from $25 to $250, plus video presentations by Lewisville High School dancers and students will take place.
After the event, locals may visit the MCL Grand at 100 N. Charles St., Lewisville, from Jan. 23-Feb. 20, 2021, to view a display of the art winners’ work. Admission will be free.
Any donations made will help honor the memory and legacy of Dr. King by funding a Dr. King Service Award in Honor of Vernell Gregg scholarship for a graduating LISD senior. A former LISD teacher, former LISD Board of Trustees member and chairman-emeritus of the 2019 MLK Day Organizing committee, Vernell Gregg was instrumental in the inception of the MLK Day celebration.
Gold Sponsors include the Town of Flower Mound, the City of Lewisville, the Lewisville Independent School District, Supercuts of Flower Mound-Lewisville, Mark Saunders and Joan Parks-Saunders and Tau Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
Silver Sponsors are the Baha’is of Flower Mound, Davoodi Family Medicine, Vernell Gregg, Saberre Law Firm and JoAnn Weaver.
Bronze sponsors include The Greater Denton County Chapter of the Links, Rho Nu Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Hindu Education Foundation, Rembert Builders, Delia Parker-Mims of Parker Legal, Dr. Patrick Shovlin and Bahama Bucks owner Brent Daniels.
For more information, call 972-410-3682 or visit www.MLKofNorthTexas.org.