MLK Birthday and Inauguration Special
Enrique Perez has assembled a great list of events celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday today andthe Inauguration of President Barack Hussein Obama tomorrow.With thanks to him, we share with you below:Raynard
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January 19, 2009
Birthday and Inauguration Special
In Honor Of
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
University of Chicago Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration 2008-2009
Thursday, January 15 through Thursday, January 22 - Multiple Events
The University of Chicago celebrates the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through our annual MLK Week of Events. We bring together students, faculty, staff, and community members as we honor Dr. King's commitment to social justice through community service, programs and activities, highlighted by our annual keynote address. For more information, please visit http://mlk.uchicago.edu/schedule.html
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, January 19 (Multiple Events)
In recognition of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Northwestern University has assembled a variety of programs to cause reflection on the life and legacy of Dr. King. The offerings include lectures, service opportunities, discussions, films, music and theater throughout the week, on both the Chicago and Evanston campuses. For more information, please visit www.northwestern.edu/mlk/
Martin Luther King National Day of Service
Monday, January 19 from 7:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Over 50 schools, community organizations, and governmental agencies will be participating in the MLK Day of Service. The MLK signature projects are the Peace Mural, Financial Literacy and Hygiene Kit Project and the 40 Days of Peace initiatives. SFP goals are to reduce violence and destructive activities that are barriers to peaceful communities and schools. Service for Pea ce motto is, "Connecting people to peace through service." The Service will be held at Martin Luther King Jr. College Prep High School, located at 4445 S. Drexel Blvd. For more information, please call 312-666-2676.
MLK Celebration - Celebrating "A Day On Not A Day Off"
Monday, January 19 at 8 AM
Martin Luther King, Jr celebration committee presents Rev. Tyrone Crider as guest speaker and Dr. Sterling Culp as guest vocalist. We would sincerely appreciate the support of the family in our effort to celebrate the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. The Celebration will be held at Governors State University, located at 1 University Parkway, in University Park. For more information, please visit http://gsur25web.govst.edu/wv3/wv3_servlet/urd/run/WV_EVENT.WeekList?evdt=2009011900000000,evfilter=4147,ebdviewmode=grid
March the Mart=2 02009 - Monday, January 19 from 8 AM to 12 PM
Join us for a walk at The Merchandise Mart, located at 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, to raise money for Special Children’s Charities, a fundraising arm of Special Olympics in Chicago. This 3-mile walk will be similar to other Chicago building walk events such as: Hustle Up the Hancock or Go Vertical at the Sears Tower. It is an opportunity for particpants who are not in school or working on MLK Day to observe this day by providing a service to their community. The walk-a-thon will begin on the 18th floor, and wind down stairwells and through the stunning showroom corridors of the famed Merchandise Mart. The walk will conclude with a celebration in the Food Court. A minimum of $25 must be raised. For more information, please call 847-636-8058 or visit http://www.marchthemart.com/
Martinmas - Monday, January 19 from 10 AM to 5 PM
Join us for a day full of performances, education, projects, reflection, remembrance, celebration, and fun in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Martinmas will be held at the DuSable Museum of African American History, located at 740 E. 56th Pl. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under (includes craft project). DuSable Museum Members pay $5 with advance purchase by 1/17/2009. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 773-947-0600, ext. 236, or visit www.dusablemuseum.org/events/view/martinmas1/
Edgewater Day of Service
Monday, January 19 from 10 AM to 3 PM or 5 to 8 PM
President-Elect Obama has asked the nation to celebrate Monday, January 19th, Martin Luther King Day, with a day of community service. Alderman Mary Ann Smith, Senator Heather Steans and Representative Harry Osterman are honoring this call by sponsoring a day of service to benefit Care for Real, Edgewater's Food and Clothing Pantry and the homeless shelter at Epworth Church. Volunteers are needed to collect food, clothing, toiletries and cash donations for Care for Real and the almost 2,000 low income Edgewater residents CFR serves each month. This wil l include staffing drop off locations, picking up donations from neighbors and helping put materials together to distribute to local families. Volunteers also are needed beforehand to help publicize the drive. At the homeless shelter, volunteers will clean, paint and help with minor repairs including weatherproofing the facility. If you'd like to volunteer, contact Jen Walling at firstname.lastname@example.org call (773) 769-1717.
National Day of Service - 2nd Ward Event
Monday, January 19 from 10 AM to 2 PM
Alderman Bob Fioretti and the Hellenic American Leadership Council invite you to a National Day of Service at the Tutoring Clinic, where 20 teachers and professionals will provide tutoring services and help with college applications for students in the 2nd Ward. The Clinic will be held at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boys and Girls Club, 2nd Floor, at 2950 W. Washington Blvd. For more information, call 312-263-9273.
Winter Work Day at Whistler Woods
Monday, January 19 from 10 AM to 1 PM
In celebration of Martin Luther King Day, Friends of the Parks has partnered with Service for Peace and the Forest Preserve District of Cook County to plan a special ecological restoration workday at Whistler Wood, located in Riverdale at Halsted St. and Forestview Ave. (134th & Halsted). 3-5 hours of community service credit are available, but REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 20 PEOPLE who sign up! Following Service for Peace's 8:30am kickoff rally, a bus will pick up participants at Martin Luther King Jr College Prep High School, located at 4445 S. Drexel Blvd. Tools and Gloves will be provided. Please bring a sack lunch and dress warmly in old clothes and sturdy shoes/boots. For more information or to register, please call 312-857-2757, ext.17, or visit BLAZERR@fotp.org
Hellenic Americna Leadership Council Legal Clinic
Monday, January 19 f rom 10 AM to 4 PM
15-20 lawyers from the Hellenic American Leadership Council and Hellenic Bar Association will be providing free legal advice to attendees about foreclosures, refinancing, bankruptcy, and domestic violence. The Clinic will be held at St. Basil's Greek Orthodox Church, located at 733 S. Ashland Ave.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Literacy Fair
Monday, January 19 from 10 AM to 2 PM
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Literacy Fair will give an avenue for individuals to come together as a community and celebrate literacy in West Town. The spirit of King's statement "Everyone can be great because everyone can serve" guides the events of the day. Project YES! will provide participants with the opportunity to directly serve the goal of empowering our children through reading. The Literacy Fair will increase literacy through hands-on experiences with new medium such as spoken word and music, as well as traditional techniques such as read-alouds, and will be held at the Northwestern University Settlement Association, at 1012 N. Noble St. For more information, call 773-278-7471.
OBAMA LAUNCH 2009
Monday, January 19 from 10 AM to 4 PM
Event to discuss historic events and reflect on the significance of the event and the similarities to Dr. Martin Luther King. Refreshments will be served. Open Discussion - Old School Forum Style - Poetry, Music and action plan development to make everyday of 2009 a day of service to remember our mission of innovation and progression as well as our renewed faith in America. This day of service will set in motion all other days of service, and will ne held at ALSN (Absolute Lia Sophia Nsyte), Located at 4736 S. St. Lawrence Ave., in Unit 2S. For more information, please call 773-433-6164.
Reach One/Teach One: Sowing Seeds of the Past/Growing Minds of the Future - Monday, January 19 from 11 AM to 1 PM
Bethel New Life will be sponsoring an event entitled, "Rea ch One/ Teach One: Sowing seeds of the past/Growing minds of the future." We anticipate having our seniors speak of their experiences growing up during the Civil Rights Movement and how Martin Luther King, Jr. along with other activists during that period impacted and shaped their lives. We hope this event will be a platform of learning and information sharing for individuals of all ages. Because our event is occurring during Inaugural Week, the incorporation of Obama's historic presidency will also be discussed. Bethel New Life is located at 4950 W. Thomas St. For more information, please call 773-473-7870.
Birthday and Inaugural: King and Obama
Monday, January 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM
Join the Bronzeville Chamber of Commerce for a pairing of bubbly with celebrations: Birthday and Inaugural, King and Obama. Here is an opportunity for substantial sampling (2 ounces each) of 6 different sparklers and champagne. Some will pair nicely with Chef Luciano's fresh salmon salad on house-made crostini; others will enhance Sugar Bliss Cakes. The double celebration will be held at the Wine Consortium, at 110 E. 23rd St. The cost is $ 10 and you get a 10% discount on wine purchased that evening. For more information or to RSVP, call 312-791-9999 or email anke@TheWineConsortium.com
Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream Speech - www.mlkonline.net/video-i-have-a-dream-speech.html
Inauguration Day at the DuSable Museum
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 8:15 AM to 2 PM
Enjoy a full day of activities celebrating t he inauguration of the 44th President of the United States. The celebration will be held at the DuSable Museum of African American History, located at 740 E. 56th Pl. Tickets are $44 per person. Membership discounts require advance purchase. Discount will not be honored at the door. For more information, please call 773-947-0600 or visit http://dusablemuseum.tix.com/Event.asp?Event=171810
Tuesday, January 20 from 10 AM to 3 PM
Celebrate the inauguration of Chicago’s own Barack Obama as he takes office on January 20th. Come to the Freedom Museum, located at 445 N. Michigan Ave. to watch a complete broadcast of the day. Create your own special memory by taking a photograph of yourself behind the podium Barack Obama used on election night in Grant Park. Stay warm inside while enjoying complimentary hot chocolate and tea from Argo Tea. For more information on this free celebration, please visit http://www.freedommuseum.us/
Inauguration Day Celebration
Tuesday, January 20 from 10 AM to 1 PM
Come view history in the making, the inauguration of the first African American and 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. The celebration will be held at the Kelly Branch of the Chicago Public Library, at 6151 S. Normal Blvd. For more information, visit www.chipublib.org/events/details/id/20808/
Inauguration Celebration of Change Forum
Tuesday, January 20 from 10 AM to 11 PM
Join us for The Silver Room's January Forum as we celebrate the historic event of Barack Obama's Inauguration to office as the United States' 44th President. Watch the Inauguration on projection screens throughout the space, participate in global Twitter convers ations and party with us afterward! The WEB-CASTING & VIDEO CHATS LINKED TO THE OFFICIAL NEIGHBORHOOD BALL IN WASHINGTON D.C. Connect with the world via Live Twitter Feed follow @annabutler & @thesilverroom (free wifi). See history documented by LIVE art creations and remember the Inauguration forever with in-house silk screening of our custom Obama Designs. The celebration will be held at the Silver Room, located at 1442 N. Milwaukee Ave. For more information, please call 773-278-7130.
Special Inauguration Day Brunch
Tuesday, January 20 from 10:30 AM to 3 PM
Our televisions will broadcast this historic event all day. The audio will played over the sound system throughout the restaurant. So come have some lunch or brunch and share this moment with your neighbors. Reservations accepted. The Brunch will be held at Broadway Cellars, located at 5900 N. Broadway St. For more information, please visit www.broadwaycellars.net/BWCspecialevent2.html
Progress & Politics Talk and Video - Feed of Presidential Inauguration
Tuesday, January 20 from 10:30 AM to 1 PM
Join the University of Chicago community in celebrating the historic Inauguration of President Barrack Obama by viewing the ceremony accompanied by a discussion with Robert Gooding-Williams, Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, and Charles Branham, Senior Historian at the DuSable Museum. This talk will be held at the University of Chicago, Mandel Hall, located at 1131 E. 57th St. For more information, please visit http://mlk.uchicago.edu/schedule.html
Inauguration Day at Paramount Room
Tuesday, January 20 at 10:30 AM
Join Paramount Room on January 20th for a full menu of acclaimed food by chef/partner Stephen Dunne, paired with craft beer and Belgian 0Aales, boutique wines, and killer cocktails with coverage on multiple flat screen TVs of the day's ceremonies and festivities. Don't miss the opportunity to try "Inaugural Ale 2009" by Omegang Brewery (aka Obamagang Ale) - Paramount Room is one of just a few destinations where this special craft beer will be available in Chicago. The Paramount Room is located at 415 N. Milwaukee Ave. For more information, please call 312-829-6300.
Inauguration Day Celebration
Tuesday, January 20 at 12 PM
Please join the West Englewood staff in witnessing this exciting once in a lifetime moment in history! Share your opinions and your hope for the future with your neighbors. The celebration will be held at the West Englewood Branch of the Chicago Public Library, located at 1745 W. 63rd St. For more information, please call 312-747-3481 or visit www.chipublib.org/events/details/id/20706/
Presidential Inauguration Party: Celebrating History
Tuesday January 20, Doors open at 5 PM
Come celebrate as Barack Obama becomes the 44th President of the United States of America. Join your friends and meet new ones as America continues this day-long celebration. Continuous Inauguration Coverage. The Party will be held at the M Lounge, located at 1520 S. Wabash Ave. Complimentary appetizers included. For more information, please call 312-447-0201.
Poets to Read Original Work on Inauguration Day
Tuesday, January 20 at 5:30 PM
The trajectory of Barack Obama to the United States presidency has inspired artistic expression around the world, so it's not surprising that an anthology of poetry in celebration of the 44th president's inauguration would emerge. DePaul University will commemorate the occasion when 20 poets included in "A Writers' Congress: Chicago Poets on Barack Obama's Inauguration" read from the work. This free reading will be held at the DePaul Student Center, Room 314, located at 2250 N. Sheffield Ave. For more information, please call 312-362-8623 or email email@example.com
The Bronzeville (AER) Arts, Entertainment & Retail Inaugural Ball
Tuesday, January 20 from 6 to 10 PM
Come celebrate the inauguration of Barack Obama at The Historic Parkway Ballroom, located at 4455 S. King Dr. The cost is $50 person and includes cuisine by Rome's Joy Catering; black tie optional. For more information or to RSVP (required), please visit http://www.bronzevilleaer.eventbrite.com/
President Obama Inaugural Party
Tuesday, January 20 at 6 PM
Join us for the President Obama Inaugural Party at t he Grand Ballroom, located at 6351 S. Cottage Grove. Hosted by WVON’s personalities, the evening will be lively, with the comedic styling of Reggie Reg, Neo-soul artist Tovi Kalil, music by DJ Insane Ywain, hors d’oeuvres, our exclusive ‘Obamatinis’ and a screening of Inauguration Day activities from the nation’s capital. Tickets are $25 per person and $44 for couples in honor of our 44th President. Valet parking is available. For more information or to RSVP, please call 773-247-6200 or visit www.wvon.com/events/index.php
A Lecture on President Barack Obama
Tuesday, January 20 at 6:30 PM
Journalist Salim Muwakkil will present a lecture on President Barack Obama as part of the East-West Perspectives lecture series. This free lecture will be held at the East-West University, in the 4th Floor Auditorium, located at 816 S. Michigan Ave. For more information, please call 312-939-0111, ext. 1818.
Presidential Inaugural Gala 2009
Tuesday, January 20 from 7 PM to 12 AM
This elegant Presidential Inaugural Gala at the favorite venue for Washington’s most important events, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, located across from the South Lawn of the White House, will celebrate the historic Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America. The Gala's Technology Serving Humanity LINK-live program features live video streaming and web 2.0 online activities from celebrations taking place in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, among other venues! For more information, please visit www.linkamericas.org/gala2009.htm
"The Beauty of Change"
Tuesday, January 20 from 7 PM to 12 AM
An exciting Inaugural Party open to all held inside the VIP Stadium Club at US Cellular Field, located at 333 W. 35th St. Entertainment, Music, Dinner, Cash Bar, View Washington, DC activites on screen are included. Free Parking (Enter Gate 4 for VIP parking.) A "Dress to Impress" Affair!!! Admission is $50 per person. For more information, please call 773-779-7100.
"I do solemnly swear:" Reflecting on Great Inaugural Addresses
Since 1789, Americans have heard forty-three introductions from a freshly sworn-in President: the inaugural address. With the inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama as the 44th President of the United States on January 20, 2009, Americans will once again receive a Presidential introduction. In light of this moment, the Illinois Humanities Council has selected five inaugural addresses given by presidents during times of conflict, challenge, or great change in the United States. We offer a series of reflective exercises accompanying these inaugural addresses and hope that you might consider them alone, or alongside others, as you reflect on the historic moment to come. For more information, please visit http://www.prairie.org/humanities-resources/keep-learning-online-resources-ihc-programs/quot-i-do-solemnly-swear-quot-refle
CNN.com, Facebook Team on Live Inauguration Stream
As users make comments while watching the inauguration on CNN.com, their profiles on Facebook.com will be instantly updated
Barack Obama on the Inauguration
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