‘Unfinished Enterprise’ | Ohio Wesleyan College

‘Unfinished Enterprise’ Delaware’s 2023 MLK Celebration to Discover ‘The Continued March In the direction of…

‘Unfinished Enterprise’ | Ohio Wesleyan College

‘Unfinished Enterprise’

Delaware’s 2023 MLK Celebration to Discover ‘The Continued March In the direction of Justice’

By Cole Hatcher

‘Unfinished Enterprise’ | Ohio Wesleyan College
Nick Bankston

DELAWARE, Ohio – The Delaware County Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee and Ohio Wesleyan College are internet hosting two days of occasions Jan. 15-16 to discover the subject of “Unfinished Enterprise: The Continued March In the direction of Justice.”

The 2023 occasions will kick off at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, with an online-only panel dialogue on the subject “From Civil Rights to Wakanda: An Exploration of Blackness & Media.” The free digital occasion will embody panelists Phokeng Dailey, Ph.D., OWU assistant professor of communication; OWU pupil Saharla Loyan of Westerville; Jason Timpson, OWU’s director of Multicultural Pupil Affairs; and Tamika Vinson-Reid, co-chair of the Delaware African American Heritage Council. Daybreak Chisebe, OWU’s chief variety officer, will reasonable the dialogue.

The celebration will proceed Monday, Jan. 16, on the thirtieth annual MLK Breakfast Celebration within the Benes Rooms of Ohio Wesleyan’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Middle, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Doorways open and breakfast begins at 7:45 a.m. for the ticketed occasion. The formal program begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 9:30 a.m.

The breakfast will characteristic Nick Bankston because the keynote speaker. Bankston is the chief government officer of Gladden Group Home and a member of Columbus Metropolis Council, the place he chairs the Small & Minority Enterprise, Expertise, and Financial Improvement committees. Beforehand, he served as mission supervisor of Neighborhood Transformation Methods for the Metropolis of Columbus. In that position, Bankston oversaw neighborhood revitalization planning and implementation efforts for Mayor Andrew Ginther’s precedence neighborhoods.

The MLK breakfast celebration additionally will characteristic a efficiency by City Strings Columbus, directed by Catherine Willis, the group’s founder and a retired Columbus Metropolis Colleges trainer. Based in 2007, City Strings Columbus works to help minoritized youth who play classical string devices.

Particular person breakfast tickets are $25 and occasion sponsorships are $240 for a desk of eight ($30 every in recognition of the occasion’s thirtieth anniversary). Proceeds help the Delaware County MLK Scholarship Program, which has awarded greater than $34,000 to Delaware metropolis and county highschool college students since 1990. The 2023 scholarship recipients, Ava Johnson and Sophia Guerra, might be acknowledged on the occasion.

Tickets for the breakfast could also be bought till Jan. 9 by visiting Eventbrite on-line at https://bit.ly/30thAnnualMLK or by mailing a verify to the MLK Celebration Committee in care of the Ohio Wesleyan Chaplain’s Workplace / MLK Celebration, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware, OH 43015. For extra info, go to owu.edu/MLK.


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