Wichita will celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. this weekend in and through MLK Day on January 20.
Alpha Phi Alpha MLK Celebration in Wichita
The Eta Beta Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity will host its 6th annual MLK Celebration in Wichita on the evening of Friday, January 17.
The program will be held at Calvary Baptist Church, 2653 N. Hillside in Wichita, beginning at 7 p.m. Keynote speaker will be Brandon Johnson, council member for District 1 in the City of Wichita.
Admission to this MLK Celebration is free, but a freewill offering will be received at the program.
Get updates and more information from the fraternity’s Facebook event page here.
MLK Day Parade Wichita 2020
A parade will be held in the morning on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 10 a.m. It will begin at the Christian Faith Centre at 1130 S. Broadway and continue to the Chester E. Lewis Reflection Square Park at 205 E. Douglas.
To find out if there are any weather-related changes or cancellations, visit the Christian Faith Centre’s Facebook page here.
Prior to the parade, a breakfast will be held at the Christian Faith Centre from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. The breakfast is free for the first 100 people; after that, it is $3 per person. They’ll have activities following breakfast and before the parade.
TKAAM Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
The Kansas African American Museum will hold its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Saturday, January 18, 2020.
Their theme this year is Our Heritage, Our Hope. The celebration will include performances by local groups and remarks from local leaders, including Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple.
“TKAAM’s “Our Heritage, Our Hope” features Wichita Mayor-elect, Brandon Whipple; Discipleship Ministries Gen. Secretary and CEO, Rev. Junius B. Dotson, Nashville, TN. Rev. Dotson will share the connection that exists between us all. Local musical guests The Collective, Christian Music Ministry and The Heart of Christ Praise Team will also perform.”
Admission to the program is a $5 commemorative MLK Jr. button. You can get the buttons at The Kansas African-American Museum at 601 N. Water, or at one of these locations:
- Quik Trip, Hillside & Kellogg
- Quik Trip, Broadway & Murdock
- Quik Trip, Broadway & Kellogg
- P&P Seed and Bait Co., 1901 E. 21st St. N., Wichita, KS 67214.
The commemorative buttons will also be available to purchase at the door on the night of the program.
The MLK program will be held at from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, 1550 N. Chapel Hill, Wichita, KS 67206 on Saturday, January 18, 2020.
MLK Day of Service Wichita
Wichita Habitat for Humanity will offer a Day of Service event for volunteers age 10 and older on Monday, January 20, 2020. Pre-registration is required here at the VolunteerKansas website for each person who wants to participate. The Day of Service opportunity begins at 8 a.m., with cleanup and closing remarks at 11:30 a.m. on Monday.
MLK Day Worship Celebration
The Greater Wichita Ministerial League will host Rev. Dr. Cynthia Hale, the founder and senior pastor at Ray of Hope Christian Church in Decatur, Georgia, to speak at its MLK Day celebration on Monday.
The theme for the presentation is “Building Bridges Exodus 10:1-2.” The celebration will also include musical performances by local choirs.
The GWML MLK Day Celebration will be held at the WSU Metroplex, 5015 E. 29th Street North in Wichita on January 20, 2020 from noon to 2 p.m.