Highland Christian Center


7600 NE Glisan St


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Monday, January 18, 2016 from 11am-6pm
World Arts Foundation, Inc. presents its 31st consecutive Tribute to Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Undoubtedly one of the great American heroes and world citizens. The 2016 tribute will include arts and musical tributes to local artists whose contributions have put Portland on the map and will last a lifetime. Portland's annual “Keep Alive the Dream” is recognized regionally and nationally as one of the finest community-based celebrations in the U.S. World Arts Foundation, Inc. humbly offers to give voice to the heritage of ordinary citizens’ struggle for peace, social justice, civil rights, and human dignity. The entire program will honor Martin Luther King, Jr. by showcasing a variety of outstanding expressions in song, oration, dance and drumming. Program format will include digital media, high definition tape-delayed broadcast, and live artistic presentations commemorating “Victory Beyond The Dream.” Program participation will include an array of community speakers from various civic and social community organizations. Invited guests will include a variety of talented local and regional performances by: The Mel Brown B3 Organ Group, DaNell Daymon & Greater Works Chorale (Seattle/Renton, WA), Derrick McDuffy and Kingdom Sound, local student groups and choirs from Portland Public Schools, the nationally acclaimed Jefferson Dancers and much more. Lifetime Achievement Awards: is a program centerpiece, which recognizes the contribution of individuals and organizations for exemplary community service. They have distinguished themselves, and have “gone the extra mile” to give the greater Portland metropolitan community a higher quality of life. Our 2016 recipients include: Clara Peoples & Geneva Knauls (Posthumous), Minnie Bell Johnson, Matthew Barnett, Rose Mary Anderson, Jim Pettyjohn, Hurtis & Dorothy Hadley, Mel Brown and Paul Knauls. Dreamers Village and Bazaar: compliment the full day of voices, music, and purpose with a full range of arts, crafts, services, educational materials, food, photographs, films, and a cultural-rich network of arts and education advocates. “Keep Alive the Dream” will be video streamed on the Internet through the facilities of Portland Public Schools, Television Services. Portland Community Media (Cable Television), and KBOO-FM Radio will broadcast the live program in real time. $5.00 donations or five units of non-perishable foods will be collected at the door and given to local food banks. ~ Kenneth Berry, Executive Producer, World Arts Foundation, Inc. ~ Keep Alive The Dream Tribute
Monday, January 19, 2015 from noon-6pm
A Tribute to the Life & Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the 1965 Voting Rights Act World Arts Foundation, Inc. presents its 30th consecutive Tribute to the American hero and world citizen, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The 2015 Tribute also will include musical tributes to local artists Janice Scroggins and Linda Hornbuckle whose contributions will last us a lifetime. Special guest and Keynote Speaker Arun Ghandhi will underscore the global struggle for human and civil rights. The World Arts 2015 Tribute to the 1965 Voting Rights Act was chosen so that we can invite our audiences to appreciate the sacrifices that have been made, as our country strives for a more democratic society. Our focus for 2014, and beyond, is to utilize the arts in a way that amplifies the importance of educating all of America’s youth about the Civil Rights Movement, the people who made it happen, and its impact today and for future generations. This year’s program will include an array of community speakers from various civic and social community organizations. The program will, also, showcase Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s influence on the Voting Rights Act, and the tribute program will honor him with a variety of outstanding expressions in song, oration, dance and drumming. For more information, check out the website www.worldartspdx.org
Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 10am-2pm
Monday, January 20, 2014 from noon-3:30pm
Help create personal care (dental/hygiene) shoeboxes for Portland’s most vulnerable residents - underserved children and disconnected homeless youth. Volunteers will decorate and fill hundreds of shoeboxes filled with basic dental/hygiene/school supplies to ensure children and homeless youth are prepared to access a healthier life and promising future. This project, honoring the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will unite a collective group of Portland’s young professional leaders in service to Alder Elementary and organizations serving homeless youth. Presenting Partners: Urban League of Portland Young Professionals Office of Commissioner Loretta Smith, Multnomah County Joining With: Young Nonprofit Professionals Network I Have a Dream Foundation-Oregon City Club of Portland, New Leaders Collective Reflecting on the Man & the Mission: A light moderated discussion will occur from 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm, giving the heads of each organization an opportunity to reflect on Dr. King's vision of a "beloved community" in light of the theme, "Lifting Communities as We Climb." Immediately afterwards, participants will be given a charge to serve. Donated items should be taken to one of four drop-off locations: Urban League of Portland City Club of Portland Ecotrust Highland Christian Center Items Needed: For 5th graders at Alder Elementary School: shoeboxes; small notepads (to fit in a shoebox); pencils; color pencils; erasers; glue; crayons; toothbrush (travel size); toothpaste (travel size); mouthwash (travel size); dental floss; arts/crafts For Disconnected Homeless Youth: Hair comb/brush; Travel size shampoo; Travel size soap; Travel size lotion; Deodorant; Travel size tissue packs; Travel size hand sanitizer; Travel size baby wipes; Manual can opener; Rain poncho; Hand towel; Toothbrush and toothpaste; Lip balm; Warm socks; Band-Aids; Antibiotic ointment; Tampons/Panty liners; Ziploc bags; Travel size water bottle; Small flash light (extra batteries) To serve or donate items, please contact Community Service Chair Crystal Roberts at communityservice.ulpdxyp@gmail.com or Vice President Kimberlin Butler at ulpdxyp.vp@gmail.com. Yours In Service, Urban League of Portland Young Professionals http://www.facebook.com/events/399557010177609/