Join the City of Olathe, along with our Human Relations Commission and community partners in celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at our MLK Celebration and awards presentation. Help us to congratulate our 6-12 academic level essay, multi-media, and visual arts contestants and winners on Friday, January 18, 2013 at Prairie Trail Middle School, 21600 W. 107thStreet from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Olathe’s MLK Celebration has grown to become one of our city’s most acclaimed events, celebrating and embracing diversity in our community and schools at the 6-12 academic level. Our MLK Celebration allows Olatheans of all ages to showcase a society free of bullying, discrimination, and maltreatment of others based on race, gender, or religious beliefs.
Silence is an Injustice, Dr. King has often been attributed to saying, ”In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends”. Our 2013 Olathe MLK Celebration inspirational theme is derived from a 1965 speech given by Dr. King at the Dinkier Plaza Hotel in Atlanta, when Dr. King said, "History will have to record the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the vitriolic words and other violent actions of the bad people, but the appalling silence and indifference of the good people.”
Sponsorship opportunities are available for 2013-14, please contact Consuella McCain-Nunnally for details.