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Unity Celebration honors Dr. King’s service to others

Martin Luther King Jr. Day has become a day of service in honor of Dr. King’s passion to serve others.

The Toledo community will gather at The University of Toledo on the holiday for its annual Unity Celebration themed after Dr. King’s words, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?”

The 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Celebration will be 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 19 in Savage Arena on the UT Main Campus. The event is free and open to the public. A free community luncheon will follow the ceremony.

“As we begin 2015, it is the perfect time to answer Dr. King’s question by volunteering alongside our neighbors to better our community,” UT Interim President Nagi Naganathan said. “By working together and committing to serve others, each of us can honor the spirit of Dr. King and continue on the journey to making his dream a reality.”

“While we may be of different backgrounds, and races, we have a strong sense of faith, family, and community,” Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins said. “We hold the values of service and volunteerism very high and I think that those are all a part of a very strong quilt that binds us together.”

The 2015 Unity Celebration will feature remarks by President Naganathan and Mayor Collins, as well as performances by the Toledo School for the Arts’ Afro-Caribbean Dance and Drum Ensemble, FU5ION, Madd Poets Society and others.

The recipients of the 2014 MLK Scholarship and MLK Unity Award also will be recognized.

Jerry Anderson, WTOL 11 anchor, and Rhonda Sewell, media relations coordinator for the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, will emcee the event.

The Unity Celebration is organized by a committee with co-chairs Marcus Sneed, associate director of the UT Alumni Association, and Linda Alvarado, executive director of the Toledo Board of Community Relations.

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