Mayor Suttle & Community Partners Announce MLK 2013 Events
Jan. 15, 2013 – Today, Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle, joined representatives from the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (IMA), the Omaha Association of Professional Black Firefighters, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., the UNO Service Learning Academy, South High School, Omaha Serves, Urban League of Nebraska, Phoenix Foundation, Empowerment Network, Justice for Our Neighbors-NE, Great Plains Black History Museum, Zumba Inc., Hot Shops, and others to announce the collection of upcoming city-wide events honoring the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This marks the third year the Suttle administration has helped to coordinate a city-wide celebration in honor of Dr. King.
The theme of the 2013 MLK celebration is “Now Is the Time”. The collection of MLK events are aimed at commemorating Dr. King’s work of justice through community action. Today, Mayor Suttle called on all Omahans to carry on Dr. King’s legacy through volunteerism. “Dr. Martin Luther King devoted his life to the promotion of racial equality, social justice, and opportunity for all. Through his words and deeds, he challenged us all to take action in our communities, to stand up to injustice, and lend a voice to the voiceless. I urge all to honor Dr. King’s legacy by using your time and talents to make Omaha a better city for all Omahans” said Mayor Suttle.
As in past years, information about Omaha MLK events and volunteer opportunities can be found on the City’s MLK 2013 website: www.cityofomaha.org/MLKcelebration/. This listing will be updated daily.
Major MLK 2013 partners include Creighton University, Nebraska Public Television, Aksarben Cinema, Nebraska Arts Council, and a host of others.