MLK Jr. Celebration 2019

Civil & Right - Are you living the dream?

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast

In commemoration of the living legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the Town of Mooresville will host its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration with a number of activities across the community. In addition, citizens will also take part in the MLK Day of Service, a community-driven effort to give back to the surrounding communities.

Overview

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast

This year’s keynote speaker is Baltimore Police Department's Lieutenant Colonel Sheree Briscoe.


Tickets and more information for event are available online.

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We Invite YOU to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's legacy!

Hear from Town of Mooresville Mayor Pro Tempore Thurman Houston for this year's slate of events.

Mooresville Kindness Project

One of the community service projects for the 2019 MLK Day of Service is to benefit the Little Helpers of Mooresville Kindness Closet. We will be collecting donations throughout Town and sorting those donations on Saturday January 19th. A list of items needed in the Closet is available online.


Drop off locations are Library, Town Hall, YMCA and The Farms Clubhouse at 420 Agnew Road

Scheduled Events

This 2-day celebration carries the theme, "Civil & Right - Are you living the dream?" click the dates below to see scheduled events.

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11:00 AM Mooresville Public Library 304 South Main Street

Storytelling with Elisha T. Minter

Elisha T. “Mother” Minter is a graduate of UNC-Charlotte holding a BA in African American and African Studies. She has an extensive background in music and theater and currently works at the Beatties Ford Road Library in Charlotte as a Youth Program Specialist and Informational Specialist. She is also the Coordinator for the library’s training and storytelling staff development component, Frontline Storytellers, an award winning local and national program.


Mother Minter’s storytelling and theatrical career spans a 22 year period in which time she has performed on stage and in community theater, as well as appeared in films. She appeared in stage productions of “The Wiz”, “South Pacific”, “Show Boat”, and “Proposals”. For the latter, she won Actress of the Year from Creative Loafing in Charlotte, NC in 2002. Her film debut was in the March 2007 release “The Ultimate Gift” starring James Garner.


No registration or ticket needed for this event

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8:30am-10:30am

Community Service Project benefiting HealthReach Community Clinic

HealthReach Community Clinic is a free clinic that provides health services to adult residents of Iredell County. To qualify as a patient you must be at least 18 and under 65 years of age, have a combined household income of less than 250% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, and have no health insurance. Medical services include non-emergency acute medical care, care of chronic diseases, and limited specialty care. Additionally, the HealthReach Community Clinic pharmacy provides free non-narcotic prescriptions to registered patients in need. Other services include health and wellness education and chiropractic care. HealthReach Community Clinic is a volunteer-driven, community-based, nonprofit charity with IRS 501(c)3 status, providing health care since 2003.

We need 6 volunteers, 18 years and older, to assist with medication disposal from 8:30am-10:30am. All equipment will be provided. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0B44A9A723A2FC1-community

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9:00am - 12:00pm

Community Service Project benefiting Mooresville Soup Kitchen

Mooresville Soup Kitchen is a nonprofit organization that serves a hot, nourishing lunch Monday-Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Additionally, on Mondays MSK serves a hot breakfast from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. On other weekday mornings, a light continental breakfast. MSK serves around 150 guests each day and distribute another 1,000 meals each week to veterans, the elderly, and working families who are in need through the MSK Markets.

We need up to 10 kids, ages 10 and older, and 10 adults from 9am-12pm. All supplies will be provided. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0B44A9A723A2FC1-community

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10:00am - 12:00pm

Community Service Project benefiting Mooresville Kindness Closet

The Mooresville Kindness Closet's mission is to spread kindness to the community by providing basic household and hygiene items that are not covered by government assistance. Anyone may come and take items that they need for no cost during the park hours (sunrise to sunset). **Please note that the closet does not supply food, clothing, books, or toys. The Kindness Closet is located at Academy Street Park at 601 S. Academy Street in downtown Mooresville.

The closet is run and supported by generous donations in the community. All items in the closet are donated by either individuals or groups in Mooresville. If you'd like to donate, simply pick up a few of the listed items and place them in of the drop off locations. We ask that all items be in new condition, unused, and unopened. For more information about having a group sponsor the Kindness Closet, please email Mooresvillekindnesscloset@gmail.com

We need up to 20 kids and 20 adults to sort and package donations from 10am-12pm. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0B44A9A723A2FC1-community

8:30am - 1030am

Cemetery Cleanup Project (Adjacent to Green Acres Cemetery)

The Town of Mooresville Parks & Recreation invites you to participate in a community cleanup of the cemetery adjacent to Green Acres Cemetery. The Town of Mooresville purchased the parcel from the Watkins Chapel AME Zion Church, the oldest African-American Church in Mooresville. We will need up to 20 people to help remove litter and clear vegetative debris from 8:30am-10:30am. All equipment and gloves will be provided by Park Services.

We ask participants 14 years and younger to be accompanied by an adult. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0B44A9A723A2FC1-community

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7:30 AM The Charles Mack Citizen Center 215 North Main Street

MLK Jr. Unity Walk


No registration or ticket needed for this event

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8:15 AM The Charles Mack Citizen Center 215 North Main Street

MLK Jr. Celebration Breakfast

Lieutenant Colonel Sheree Briscoe joined the Baltimore Police Department in 1994 and is currently a 25 year veteran. She has risen through the ranks as an Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Major and now Lieutenant Colonel. Her previous assignments include; Western and Eastern District Patrol, Police Athletic League, Management Services Division, Information Technology Services, Northwest District Executive Officer. From May 2015 to April 2018 she was the District Commander of the Western District post 2015 civil unrest. She is currently assigned to the Patrol Bureau Division as the Neighborhood Coordination Program Executive, overseeing outreach and programming that directly impacts community.

Lt. Colonel Briscoe has been awarded various certificates over the years as well as unit citations within various units that she has worked. Lt. Colonel Briscoe was awarded PAL officer of the year in 2001, The Baltimore State’s Attorney Shield Award in 2016, The Equal Justice Partner Award in 2017 from Maryland Legal Aid, The Community Partner Award from Community Mediation Maryland in 2017.

Lt. Colonel Briscoe is known for her work within the community and her vision is to explore new and innovative ways of bringing police officers and community members together to address public safety issues; all while leading her team to balance the badge in a new way.

10:15 AM The Charles Mack Citizen Center 215 North Main Street

Move Rosa Move! - A community play

A unique perspective on the historical decision Rosa Parks made that sparked the Civil Rights Movement and brought Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to the forefront. Written and directed by Pastor Jeffrey H. Wallace

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413 North Main Street, Mooresville NC

704-663-3800

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