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Events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

More than a dozen activities including marches and speakers will be part of a multi-day, communitywide celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this month. With a theme of “Kneeling for Justice Then and Now: As You Choose,” the celebration includes these events:

• The Rev. Allison M. Henderson-Brook as the keynote speaker for the Northside Ministerial Alliance’s 33rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, 4 p.m. Jan. 20 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 120 Roberson St.

• Commemorative Walk at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 21 that will take participants by bus from Western Michigan University’s Bernhard Center and Kalamazoo College’s Red Square to MLK Park on Rose Street for a program.

• Community Celebration, 5 p.m. Jan. 21 at the State Theatre (following the Commemorative Walk), hosted by Bronson Healthcare and Ascension Borgess.

For the full slate of MLK Day activities, visit