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Posted on: January 6, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Media Invited to Special Check Presentation for MLK Commission

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Members of the media are invited to a special check presentation for the Greater Lansing Area Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission on Friday, Jan. 13 at 10 a.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road.

Cinnaire will present the MLK Commission with a generous $50,000 check during the special presentation. Additionally, MacDonald Broadcasting will present a $35,000 check (in-kind support), Jackson National Life will present a $15,000 check, Dean Trailways will present a $10,000 check (in-kind support) and Michigan State Federal Credit Union and AT&T will each present $10,000 checks. All members of the media are welcome to attend.

The funding will help support the MLK Commission, which works each year to support equality, diversity and social justice in the Greater Lansing community. Among its many accomplishments, the MLK Commission annually provides scholarships to graduating seniors, hosts essay contests for local middle school students and helps support a variety of community agencies.

The MLK Commission also hosts the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Luncheon each year in tribute to the inspiring civil rights leader. This year’s luncheon will take place on Monday, Jan. 16 at 11 a.m. at the Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave. This year’s luncheon will feature keynote speaker Mrs. Myrlie Evers-Williams – the wife of slain civil rights activist Medgar Evers. Mrs. Evers-Williams is an author and activist and she served as the chair of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) from 1995-1998.

Contact the Greater Lansing Area Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission at (517) 483-7637 for more information.

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