Jan. 19 and 20 – 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
- 3 p.m. Jan. 19 – The 35th annual MLK worship service, at Delaware City Vineyard, 32 Troy Road, Delaware. The free event will feature remarks from the Rev. Dr. Ervin Smith, emeritus professor of Christian ethics at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio.
- 7:45 a.m. Jan. 20 – The 27th annual MLK Breakfast Celebration*, sponsored by Ohio Wesleyan and the Delaware County Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee, in the Benes Room of OWU’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Korie L. Edwards, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology at The Ohio State University, will serve as featured speaker at this ticketed event. Edwards is a leading scholar of race and religion in the United States. Her books include “The Elusive Dream: The Power of Race in Interracial Churches” and “Against All Odds: The Struggle for Racial Integration in Religious Organizations.” OWU’s Gospel Lyres will lead the audience in singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” and The Rowdy Bishops will perform an MLK tribute.
- Noon Jan. 20 – Korie L. Edwards, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology at The Ohio State University, will present “Pursuing the Dream,” in Room 301 of Merrick Hall, 65 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. OWU’s Gospel Lyres will lead the audience in singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Admission to the noon event is free.
*The breakfast buffet will open at 7:45 a.m., followed by the program from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Individual tickets are $25, with eight-person table sponsorships available for $175. Proceeds support MLK Celebration Committee initiatives, including the MLK Scholarship, awarded to outstanding graduates of Delaware City and County schools. Tickets may be purchased online at 2020MLKBreakfastDelaware.eventbrite.com or by mail at: Office of the University Chaplain, Attention: Sharon Hayes, OWU/HWCC 308, Delaware, OH 43015. Reservations and payment are requested before Jan. 10. Checks should be payable to the MLK Celebration Committee. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door, but the event has sold out in year’s past. For more information, contact Hayes at email@example.com or (740) 368-3083.