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Keep Alive the Dream is a tribute to the life & work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

KBOO is a proud sponsor of “Keep Alive the Dream”: Celebrating the Life & Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

and KBOO will be broadcasting live all day until 6:30pm

  “Keep Alive the Dream”
When: Monday, January 21, 2013
11 A.M. – 6:30 P.M.
Where: New Beginnings Conference Center
3300 NE 172nd Place (off Sandy Blvd.), Portland, Oregon 97230
Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/215639975234508/
Cost: $5.00 donations or five units of non-perishable foods will be collected at the door and given to local food banks.

World Arts Foundation, Inc. is proud to produce its 28th consecutive tribute to a great American Hero and world citizen, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at New Beginnings Conference Center in Portland, Oregon on Monday, January 21, 2013, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The theme of this year’s program is: Standing on the Shoulders. “We not only stand on the shoulders of those who have come before us, but also those who are among us.”

The program includes an array of community speakers from various civic and social community organizations. Featured artists will include: The Jefferson Dancers; The Ghanaian Kukatonon African Drummers and Dancers; A Portland String quintet; the Aurora Choir; and Portland Public Schools Elementary and High School bands and choirs. The Dream Village is a marketplace where vendors and exhibitors offer local arts, products, services and information. This is a community event for all ages, promising to be an exciting celebration of entertainment, education, multicultural exchange and tasty dining.

The expansive 12,000 square foot facility provides a new dimension to the television and live production quality that ensures a spectacularly improved program. The program will be audio/video streamed on the internet, Portland Public Schools Television Services, Portland Cable Media, and KBOO Radio (90.7 FM.). “The City of Roses” will showcase the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by honoring him with variety cultural expressions of song, oration, dance and drumming.

Complementing the full day of commemoration is a fully robust Dream Village Marketplace featuring local artisans, entrepreneurs, and community service organizations.

“Keep Alive the Dream” is recognized regionally and nationally as one of the finest community-based celebrations in the U.S., honoring one of the most renown and respected citizens of the world, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. After more than a quarter century of consecutive commemorations, World Arts Foundation, Inc. humbly offers to give voice to the heritage of ordinary citizens’ struggle for peace, social justice, civil rights, and human dignity.

The Lifetime Achievement Awards, a traditional centerpiece in the program, recognizes individuals and organizations for exemplary community service. This distinguished group has been selected for having “gone the extra mile” to give the greater Portland metropolitan community a higher quality of life in the spirit of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This powerful and diverse tribute will leave a footprint on your heart. Don’t miss it!

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