Delaware News

Local MLK Jr. Day events announced

The Delaware County Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee and Ohio Wesleyan University will observe the 2014 anniversary of King's birthday with three days of programming.

A 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, worship service will be held at Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church, 140 S. Washington St., Delaware. Kimberly Strain, founder and senior pastor of Delaware's Outreach Christian Center, will speak. At the center, 77 B London Road, Strain is assisted by her husband, minister Harry Strain.

The MLK observance will continue at 7:45 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, with breakfast in the campus center's Benes Rooms. Speaking will be Bishop Gregory Vaughn Palmer, Episcopal leader since 2012 of the Ohio West Area of the United Methodist Church.

Individual breakfast tickets are $20. Eight-person table sponsorships are available for $160. For reservations, contact Rosalind Scott at 740-368-3386.

The deadline for reservations is Jan. 16.

Clips from and discussion about the Emmy-award-winning documentary Freedom Riders will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, in the Bayley Room on the second floor of OWU's Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave.

The local MLK observance will conclude at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, with the screening and discussion of the documentary White Like Me: Race, Racism & White Privilege in America, based on the work of educator and author Tim Wise.