Trenton, N.J. – The staff and students of Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC) Trenton Campus invite community members to an annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 19 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The event will be held in Kerney Hall at the Trenton Campus at 102 North Broad Street.
This year’s theme is “Passing the Torch – Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present and Looking Towards the Future.” The program features MCCC's Youth College students, who will read poems and essays and perform inspirational music. (Youth College is an MCCC-based enrichment program for Trenton area teens.) The program also features tap dancer Quenten Couch, a student from Ewing High School who is taking classes at MCCC.
Organizers note that this year's event is a special tribute to the Civil Rights Movement of Selma, Ala., in honor of its 50th anniversary.
The ceremony is hosted by MCCC’s African American Student Organization (AASO), the Trenton Campus Student Activities Board, Youth College (including Upward Bound, SMILE/GEARUP, Educational Talent Search, and Urban Academic Academy) and the Trenton Campus Provost’s Office. Masters of Ceremonies are Brian Cody, Assistant Director of Upward Bound, and Craig Morris, Assistant Director, Community Education and Training at the Trenton Campus.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 609-570-3160.
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