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Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day at the Grand Forks Public Library this Saturday

Posted by on January 12, 2011

On Saturday, January 15, AmeriCorps VISTAs in Grand Forks will remember the work of Martin Luther King, Jr., by hosting an event at the Grand Forks Public Library at 1 p.m. A video of the “I Have A Dream” speech will be shown with discussion following, led by UND Multicultural Student Services Director, Dr. Matsimela Changa Diop.

In addition to the video and discussion, VISTA members will be promoting the VoiceBook Project, a state-wide initiative that makes it possible for children to listen and read along with a story recorded by an absent loved one.  The VoiceBook Project aims to give those parents the opportunity to be just a little closer, despite the physical distance between them. The absence could be for a variety of reasons including: military service, incarceration, job related travel, or not living in the same physical location as the child.

For more information on The VoiceBook Project or the Martin Luther King, Jr. event, please contact local AmeriCorps VISTAs: Sarah McKenzie or Muriel Kingery, UND Center for Community Engagement at 701.777.0675 , or Leighann McKenzie, RSVP+ Northeast at 701.787.0043.

One Response to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day at the Grand Forks Public Library this Saturday

  1. MoralHeroes

    Sounds like a great event! Thanks for sharing his words of wisdom with others.

    You might be interested to know that Martin Luther King, Jr. is featured as hero of the month over at

    Please check it out and share his story with your friends,