2018 celebration of King Day at Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center
2018 celebration of King Day at Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center

Several events on Jan. 19 and 20 mark the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

Jan. 19

3 p.m.: Dr. King’s legacy will be celebrated through music, dance and a special guest keynote speaker. The Evanston Children's Choir, the First Church of God's youth choir, “Young Disciples” and musical guests Anita Baker and Felicia Patton will perform. Pastor Monte Dillard will deliver the keynote speech. Refreshments will be served afterward Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St..

Jan. 20

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Drop-In Peace Tree Craft  in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Children’s room, Main Library, 1703 Orrington Ave. Children can also pick out a free book, enjoy a storytime, and listen to the “I Have A Dream” speech.

12:45-2:40 p.m. Martin Luther King Film Festival: “Martin's Big Words” and “March On!” Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room, Main Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.



2-3:30 p.m., Diverse Communities United (DCU) is Y.O.U.’s annual celebration of peace, diversity, unity, leadership, and service help in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This year's theme is “I Am My Ancestors' Wildest Dreams.” This youth-led, family-friendly event will feature performances and artwork by youth from 11 schools across Evanston and Skokie who seek to realize Dr. King's vision today. A community reception will be held in the lobby outside of the auditorium immediately afterward. Evanston Township High School Auditorium, 1600 Dodge Ave. 



3-3:20 p.m. Reverend Eddie P Reeves' Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Children’s room, Main Library, 1703 Orrington Ave. 

4 p.m. Alpha Phi Alpha Candlelight Vigil, which include a keynote address and musical performances from Northwestern student groups. A reception will follow. Alice Millar Chapel, 1870 Sheridan Road. 

Jan. 27, 5 p.m. Tarana Burke shares the story behind the genesis of the viral 2017 TIME Person Of The Year-winning ‘me too.’ Movement, and gives strength and healing to those who have experienced sexual trauma or harassment. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall on the Northwestern campus.