The Syracuse University Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee will hold its annual Celebration of Arts, Culture and Education in the Syracuse Community on Saturday, Jan. 26, from noon-4 p.m. at Frazer K-8 School, 741 Park Ave. in Syracuse.
The theme for this year’s celebration is “Yesterday’s Dream, Tomorrow’s Promise,” aligned with the 28th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at was held in SU’s Carrier Dome on Jan. 19.
The community celebration will include workshops featuring various forms of artistic, physical and verbal expression, and information tables showcasing cultural and educational opportunities and resources in the community.
A program will begin at 1:30 p.m. that will feature performances by SU’s Black Celestial Choral Ensemble (BCCE); Dance Theater of Syracuse; Verbal Blend Poetry Program and the Underground Poetry Spot; Nottingham High School and SU’s Break Dance teams; La Casita’s Bomba y Plena Dance Troupe; Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and YAT Pack.
The program will also include a keynote address and the presentation of the 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Unsung Hero Awards to 21 deserving students from the community. The students will be honored for making a positive difference in the lives of others and exemplifying King’s teachings.