‘Keep Alive the Dream’ celebrates life & work of Rev. Martin L. King Jr.
Keep Alive The Dream Celebrating Arts and Education is slated for Monday, Jan. 17, beginning at 11 a.m. Greater Portland will join hands to celebrate the life and work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community-based World Arts Foundation, Inc., is proud to produce its 26th consecutive tribute to a consensus-great American. The program’s history spans more than 25 consecutive years and is widely supported for its powerful display of diverse talent and keenly-honed focus on the service to mankind that reflect the spirit of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This tribute and celebration will happen at Highland Christian Center, 7600 N.E. Glisan St., beginning at 11 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m. Back by popular demand, the Dreamers Village and Bazaar will offer a full range of vendors including arts, crafts, services, food and a robust culturally-rich network.
Keep Alive the Dream is recognized regionally and nationally as one of the finest community-based celebrations in the U.S. In its 25-years plus commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., World Arts Foundation, Inc. humbly attempts to give voice to the heritage of common citizens and acknowledge the struggle for civil rights and human dignity.
Invited guests include a variety of talented performers such as students of Portland Public Schools, Jefferson Dancers, Highland Choir, Linda Hornbuckle, Janice Scroggins, LaRhonda Steele, Reggie Houston, No Kidding Choir, Heaven Bound, Life Change, Windy Jackson, Joyful Abdul Hall, Emmanuel Church, N’Touch and much more.
Lifetime Achievement Awards will recognize and celebrate individuals and organizations that have distinguished themselves and have “gone the extra mile” to give the greater Portland metropolitan community a higher quality of life through exemplary service.
Requested donations of $5 or four cans of non-perishable food are given to local food banks.
The World Arts Foundation is “Working, hard, at the intersection of education and the arts.” The arts help defeat divisionist tendencies, create biological advances in young, developing brains and are a healthy way to feed the human psyche in times of adversity. The work of the World Arts Foundation is a necessary and enjoyable product that benefits all communities. For more information, call 503-816-9001 or visit www.wafinc.org.