The Peoria Christian Leadership Council 33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will be held at New Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church located at 413 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 4 P.M. The theme for this year’s MLK Jr. celebration is “Forming a more perfect union”.
The keynote speaker is Gary L. Flowers. Mr. Flowers is the current Executive Director & CEO of the Black Leadership Forum, Inc., an alliance of national African American civil-rights and service organizations in the United States of America, founded in 1977. Based out of Washington, DC, the Black Leadership Forum links leaders of national Black organizations together, forming a coordinated leadership model on legislation affecting African Americans.
Gary Flowers is a native of Richmond, VA and fiercely committed to family, friends, and faith. Gary has a passion for social justice and an obsession for improving the human condition through understanding and information.
The Central Illinois Mass Choir, under the direction of Mr. Dorsey Doss will be performing.
Leadership Awards will be presented to individuals, who have demonstrated leadership in a number of areas.