Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day events throughout Michiana

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A number of communities across Michiana are hosting Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations for residents to participate in during the holiday week. Our reporting partners at ABC 57 compiled the following list of events:

Indiana

The History Museum (South Bend)
January 16
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Museums: Free admission to the History Museum and Studebaker National Museum

Elkhart Chapter of the Indiana Black Expo
January 16 – Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
7:30 a.m. – Breakfast at the Elkhart Public Library
9:30 a.m. – March to Community Missionary Baptist Church
10 a.m. – Martin Luther King Jr. program at Community Missionary Baptist Church

South Bend Venues Parks & Arts
January 15
1 to 2:30 p.m. – Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and Dream Center groundbreaking

Michigan

Benton Harbor Public Library
January 18
11:30 a.m. – MLK Storytime (sponsored by Lake Michigan College)

Berrien County YOUTH
January 16
1 p.m. – “Breaking the Silence”: 2nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration via Zoom and radio

Bridgman Public Library
January 16
4 p.m. – MLK Storytime (sponsored by Lake Michigan College)

Buchanan Public Library
January 18
10:30 a.m. – MLK Storytime and Craft (sponsored by Lake Michigan College)

Coloma Public Library
January 17
10:30 a.m. – MLK Storytime and All-Day Craft (sponsored by Lake Michigan College)

Lake Michigan College (Benton Harbor) – MLK Celebration Week (January 14-20)

All week long: United Way of Southwest Michigan 10-day Equity Challenge
Volunteer opportunities
MLK Art Activity Packets
MLK Artistic Reflections
January 14
3 p.m. – MLK Choral Festival
January 15
5 p.m. – Panel discussion, “Seriousness of Reparation – Crimes Against Humanity”
January 16
7:30 a.m. – MLK Celebration and Community Breakfast, followed by MLK Community Expo
8 a.m. – MLK Winter Warmth Drive
1 p.m. – MLK Winter Warmth Kit Packing Service Project
7 p.m. – Panel discussion, “What do we really know about the law?”
January 17
7 p.m. – Panel discussion, “Racism & religion: Are we practicing what we preach?”
January 18
7 p.m. – Panel discussion, “What is Allyship? Neighbors organizing against racism”
January 19
10 a.m. – MLK Storytime
5:30 p.m. – Will Haygood, pre-speaker dinner (ticketed event)
7:30 p.m. – “Colorization: One Hundred Years of Black Films in a White World” with Will Haygood (ticketed event)
January 20
7 p.m. – Saxophonist Erick Fisher & 3CM concert
January 21
1 p.m. – LMC women’s basketball against Glen Oaks (MLK Jr. Spotlight recipients to be honored)
3 p.m. – LMC men’s basketball against Glen Oaks (MLK Jr. Spotlight recipients to be honored)

League for Encouraging Empowerment (Cassopolis)
January 14
5 to 7 p.m. – Cultivating the Dream: scholarship fundraiser dinner & ceremonyÂ

Lincoln Township Public Library
January 18
All day – MLK All-Day Craft (sponsored by Lake Michigan College)
New Buffalo Township Library
January 19
4 p.m. – MLK Storytime (sponsored by Lake Michigan College)

Niles District Library
January 17
6:30 p.m. – Letters from MLK (sponsored by Lake Michigan College)
January 18
10:30 a.m. – MLK Storytime and Craft (sponsored by Lake Michigan College)

Three Oaks Township Library
January 17
10:30 a.m. – MLK Storytime (sponsored by Lake Michigan College)
January 19
4:30 p.m. – MLK Storytime (sponsored by Lake Michigan College)

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