The City of Warren will celebrate its first annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day event at Warren City Hall Monday, January 20 from noon – 1 p.m.
The public, including non-residents of Warren, is invited at no charge. Warren Mayor Jim Fouts said the celebration of Dr. King’s 85th birthday is held with the co-operation of Life Application Ministries Christian Church (LAM) in Warren. Fouts also said the celebration is being held because the evening dinner event formerly held in Warren by Interfaith Center for Racial Justice has been moved to another location. “We wanted to keep this important event in Warren during the day for convenience purposes,” said Fouts. A portrait of Dr. King will be donated by LAM to the City for display in the City’s atrium, and artifacts from the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History will be on display for the first time outside the museum. LAM is also unveiling a new Dr. King portrait for permanent display in the City of Warren atrium. “This promises to be a memorable event that honors Dr. King’s and Nelson Mandela’s contributions to the civil rights struggle,” said Fouts.