World Arts Foundation, Inc. is proud to produce its 28th consecutive tribute to a great American Hero and world citizen, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at New Beginnings Conference Center in Portland, Oregon on Monday, January 21, 2013, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The theme of this year’s program is: Standing on the Shoulders. “We not only stand on the shoulders of those who have gone before us, but also those who are among us.”
The program includes an array of community speakers from various civic and social community organizations. Featured artists will include: The Jefferson Dancers; The Ghanaian Kukatonon African Drummers and Dancers; A Portland String quintet; the Aurora Choir; and Portland Public Schools Elementary and High School bands and choirs. The Dream Village is a marketplace where vendors and exhibitors offer local arts, products, services and information. This is a community event for all ages, promising to be an exciting celebration of entertainment, education, multicultural exchange and tasty dining.
“Keep Alive the Dream ”
New Beginnings Conference Center
3300 NE 172nd Place (off Sandy Blvd.) Portland, Oregon 97230
Monday, January 21, 2013 11:00 A.M. – 6:30 P.M.
Complementing the full day of commemoration is a fully robust Dream Village Marketplace featuring local artisans, entrepreneurs, and community service organizations. To obtain a booth visit: Worldartspdx.org.
“Keep Alive the Dream ” is recognized regionally and nationally as one of the finest community-based celebrations in the U.S., honoring one of the most renown and respected citizens of the world, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. After more than a quarter century of consecutive commemorations, World Arts Foundation, Inc. humbly offers to give voice to the heritage of ordinary citizens’ struggle for peace, social justice, civil rights, and human dignity.
The Lifetime Achievement Awards, a traditional centerpiece in the program, recognizes individuals and organizations for exemplary community service. This distinguished group has been selected for having “gone the extra mile” to give the greater Portland metropolitan community a higher quality of life in the spirit of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
$5.00 donations or five units of non-perishable foods will be collected at the door and given to local food banks.