In memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., ADC reminds everyone that it is not the color of one's skin, ethnicity, nationality, religion, or any artificial factors, by which anyone should be judged. Every person should be judged by the content of his or her character. In that spirit, we ask everyone to be tolerant and compassinate towards fellow human beings, and speak out against hatred and bigotry.
As Dr. King said, "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
On Monday, January 17th, the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday, please participate in your community's activities and celebrate Dr. King's legacy.
Friday, Feb 11, 2011 -- ADC 12th Annual Martin Luther King Scholarship Dinner in Dearborn, Michigan
Co-Hosted by the Detroit Urban League & Judge Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights
Diana Lewis, renowned Media News Anchor and Journalist of WXYZ Channel 7 News inDetroit, will be the Mistress of Ceremonies for the 12thAnnual MLK Scholarship Awards Dinner.
Mr. Sunil H. Mansukhani, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy at the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR), will serve as the Keynote Speaker at the upcoming 12thAnnual MLK Scholarship Awards Dinner.
MLK Scholarship Essays Submission Deadline January 18, 2011
As the only program inMichigan that works to bring together the Arab and African American communities, ADC hopes to expand the MLK Scholarship Program and work towards continuing to provide educational support to more students in the State ofMichigan. The MLK Scholarship Planning Committee has mailed out fliers to area high schools, announcing the criteria for writing an essay that should explain what the message of Martin Luther King means to each participating student.
The deadline for student essay submissions is Tuesday, January 18, 2011 by 5pm.