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Tuesday, January 11, 2011


FRIDAY · January 14 · 7 - 9 PM
NAACP: Engaging Today's Civil Rights Issues
Join in a discussion of two of today's important Civil Rights issues: 7-8 PM will focus on legislative redistricting in 2011; and 8-9 PM will take up community needs and the social service providers of Plainfield.
At Mohawk Lodge, 1357 West 3rd Street
Sponsor: Plainfield Chapter, NAACP
Info: George Gore, (908) 568-8834.

SATURDAY · January 15 · Doors open at 12:30 PM
Omega Psi Phi: 'The Dream: It's Up To Me'
The 'Omega Talent Hunt', showcasing the area's most talented student performers in Dance, Instrumental and Spoken Word/Drama.
At: Hubbard Middle School, 661 West 8th Street
Sponsor: Omicron Chi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi
Info: (201) 741-1415

SATURDAY · January 15 · 7 PM
New Dems: 3rd Annual MLK Potluck Dinner and Food Drive
Donations of canned goods or non-perishable food items will benefit Plainfield's StarFish feeding program.
At the home of Councilor Adrian and Amelia Mapp, 535 West 8th Street
Sponsor: New Democrats for Plainfield
No RSVP necessary. Invite your friends to this popular event.

SATURDAY · January 15 · 7 PM
POP: Celebrating the Life  and Work of Martin Luther King Jr.
The annual program this year featuring Larry Hamm as guest speaker
At the Society of  Friends Meetinghouse, 225 Watchung Avenue.
Sponsor: People's Organization for Progress, Plainfield Chapter
Info: Steven Hatcher, (908) 731-1518

MONDAY · January 17 · 8:30 AM
Frontiers MLK Annual Memorial Breakfast.
Guest speaker: Dr. Joy DeGruy, author of 'Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome'
At Plainfield High School Cafeteria, 950 Park Avenue (use Kenyon Avenue lot and entrance)
Tickets: $16/person, $12/Students/Seniors
Sponsor: Plainfield Area Chaper of Frontiers International
Info and reservations: (908) 756-4663 or (908) 822-2202

MONDAY · January 17 · 3 PM
Grace Church: Eyewitness Accounts of Civil Rights Marches
Join Plainfield education professionals Barbara Gadegbeku, PhD, and Willa Cofield, EdD, in a discussion of the Civil Rights era, including eyewitness accounts of Civil Rights marches. Share your thoughts about Dr. King's Dream in the America of 2011
At Grace Episcopal Church., East 7th Street and Cleveland Avenue (use parish hall entrance at Cleveland Avenue and East 6th Street)
Sponsor: Grace Episcopal Church, Rev. Carolyn Eklund, Rector
Info: (908) 756-1520

MONDAY · January 17 · 4 PM
City-Wide Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration
Keynote speaker the Rev. Samuel 'Billy' Kyles, pastor of Monumental Baptist Church, Memphis, Tennessee, and the last person to see Dr. King alive
Freedom Youth Choir will sing songs of the Civil Rights movement
At Shiloh Baptist Church, 515 West Fourth Street.
Sponsor: Shiloh Baptist Church, Rev Dr. Gerald Lamont Thomas, Pastor
Info:(908) 754-3353 or visit the website at