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'Choose Nonviolence' Highlights The Theme of King Week Celebration

Edited by The Atlanta Voice Staff | 1/14/2014, 3:28 p.m.
This year's King Birthday Week celebration will have a special emphasis on inspiring and educating youth to “choose nonviolence” said ...

Time: 3:00 – 6 p.m. MLK Community Resources Complex (HOPE CENTER) 101 Jackson St Atlanta, Ga 30312 Free. Operation HOPE will host three workshops covering the topics of Entrepreneurship facilitated by Hotep, Social Media Platforms facilitated by Yolanda Dryerbuzz, and The Affordable Health Care Act facilitated by Karla Johnson. Opportunity to learn more about each topic will be plentiful as well as on the spot registration for health care in our Cyber Cafe. For more information contact: Walter Jackson , 404-228-0155 or walter.jackson@operationhope.org.

Atlanta Hawks Annual MLK Day Game

Time: 5:30 p.m. Location: Phillips Arena Ticket Price: See Atlanta Hawks website This effort would tie in to the NBA’s Dream BIG initiative, which is a multifaceted program to celebrate MLK Day along with Black History Month. The program is authentically steeped in NBA and African- American history and the philosophy is about daring to think beyond your current circumstance. It starts with an individual choosing to make a change – but depending on the size of the dream, the outcome can benefit the individual or the world.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Project (All Day)

Hands On Atlanta, is an opportunity for ordinary citizens can make a difference in the world. It is scheduled to take place on throughout the day Monday, January 20 with diverse community service projects throughout Atlanta in honor of Dr. King. For more information contact: Hands On Atlanta at 404-979- 2800 or www.handsonatlanta.org.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Birth Home Tours (Free All Day)

Tours are conducted by the National Park service. For more information contact: Robert Parker, National Park Service, NPS, 404-878-3377