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Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Somerville MLK Jr Day Celebration: Essay Contest



MLK Jr Day Essays
The MLK Jr Day event includes several essayists reading their essay on the theme on stage. This year, the theme is “Equality through Access” including in such topics as access to food, health care, education, transportation, recreation, and more.

Interested students from Somerville should submit their essay to the MLK Day Essay Committee for review. A selection of essays to be read will be determined by the Committee and students invited to attend and read their essay at the event. The length of the essays should be no more than one and a half pages (250-300 words)

Essays should be around the theme of this year’s event: “Equality through Access.” Essays need to be either clearly handwritten or typed.

Deadline to submit essays to the front office of each school is 2:30 p.m. January 11, 2013.
We will award the winners at the event. (11am-1pm, Somerville Theatre, January 21, 2013).

2013 Event Description
The MLK Jr Day Celebration event with “Equality through Access” as this year’s theme is January 21 from 11am to 1pm at the Somerville Theater in Davis Square. Our keynote speaker if Lorraine Cordeiro, Assistant Professor and Family Research Scholar at UMass/Amherst. We have great performers and wonderful food selections representing Somerville’s rich diversity. This is a popular event attended by the whole community.

MLK Jr Award Description
The Somerville Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards recognize an individual, organization or youth that has exemplified the ideals of Dr Martin Luther King in the community of Somerville over the past year, including promoting human and civil rights, showing courage in standing up for one's principles, striving for equality, respect, and dignity of all people, striving for economic justice, showing a commitment to non- violence, inspiring others to practice these ideals, has not received this award previously, resides or works Somerville.

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