2014 Olathe Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration January 16

Join the City of Olathe, Olathe Human Relations Commission (OHRC), Olathe Public Schools, and community partners in celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the annual celebration and awards presentation at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 16 at Olathe Northwest High School (21300 W. 111th St).

The 2014 theme is “RISING ABOVE YOURSELF”.  

Dr. King has been attributed to addressing this theme at various times during the Civil Rights Movement.  Congratulate the 6-12th grade essay, multi-media and visual arts contestants and honorees and hear from educator, performer and featured speaker Dr. Cynthia Johnson (known as Mama J).

Olathe’s MLK Celebration has grown over the last 14 years to become one of Olathe’s most acclaimed events, celebrating and embracing diversity in our community and schools.  The MLK Celebration encourages Olathe students of all ages to promote a society free of bullying, discrimination, and maltreatment of others based on race, gender, or religious beliefs.  The goal of the Olathe Human Relations Commission’s annual celebration is to increase positive awareness, foster greater understanding, and embrace the diverse populations that make up the fabric of our community.

Entries will be on display for public viewing at Olathe Northwest High School during the day on Thursday, January 16, 2014.  Following the celebration, the entries will be on display at the Olathe Library through the end of January.

Sponsors for the 2014 celebration include Robert Brogden Buick GMC, Olathe Ford, Harlan Parker – State Farm, and Strickland Construction. For more information, please contact Vivian Avery, MLK Event Chairperson at (913) 971-6267.