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A calendar of Martin Luther King Jr. Day events

Local Martin Luther King Day community activities run from Jan. 13-15. In this 2017 photo, supporters celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in downtown Lexington at the annual Holiday Freedom March.
Local Martin Luther King Day community activities run from Jan. 13-15. In this 2017 photo, supporters celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in downtown Lexington at the annual Holiday Freedom March.

Richmond Unity Breakfast

9-11 a.m. Jan. 15. First United Methodist Church, 401 W. Main St., Richmond. Followed by the NAACP Martin Luther King March. RSVP: 859-248-5564. Facebook.com/richmondkyhumanrights.

Berea College Events

All events at Berea College in Berea. Berea.edu.

▪  9:30 a.m. Union Church, 213 Prospect St. Welcome with speakers and music by the school’s Black Music Ensemble.

▪  10 a.m. The Black Music Ensemble will lead a march from the church to Gray Auditorium.

▪  10:30 a.m. Gray Auditorium. “The Good Food Revolution,” presented by Malik Yakini, co-founder and executive director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network.

▪  3 p.m. Phelps-Stokes Auditorium. “The Fannie Lou Hammer Story: A One-Woman Play,” performed by Mzuri Moyo Aimbaye.

▪  4:30 p.m. Carter G. Woodson Center for Interracial Education. The Berea College Black Male Leadership Initiative will host a reception and conversations with Mzuri Moyo Aimbaye and Malik Yakini.

Freedom March

10 a.m. Jan. 15. Departs from Lexington Center, Heritage Hall, 430 W. Vine St. Lineup begins at 9 a.m. inside the building. www.uky.edu/mlk.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast

10 a.m. Jan. 15. St. Joseph Catholic Church, 248 S. Main St., Winchester. The morning will include live music and a keynote address by Martha Miller, chief deputy clerk of the Clark County Circuit Clerk’s office. Followed by a march from the church to the Clark County Courthouse.

Commemorative Holiday Program

11 a.m. Jan. 15. Lexington Center, Heritage Hall, 430 W. Vine St. “Dr. King’s Vision In An Age of Betrayal,” presented by Tim Wise. www.uky.edu/mlk.

A Community Celebration

12:30-3:30 p.m. Jan. 15. Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, 251 W. Second St. Lunch and an inspirational speech; interactive family activities in art, music, and poetry led by local artists and writers. Special service learning project for families. 859-254-4175. Carnegiecenterlex.org. Free.

‘Hidden Figures’ free screening

2:30 p.m. Kentucky Theatre, 214 E. Main St. Presented by One World Film Festival. Lexfilm.org.

‘The Meeting’

5 p.m. Jan. 15. Lyric Theatre, 300 E. Third St. Featuring Patrick Mitchell and Whit Whitaker. Lexingtonlyric.com. Free.

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