Ridgewood and Glen Rock to Host 35th MLK Day Observance

Posted: Thursday, January 12, 2017

Program to Feature American Muslim Scholar Imam Zaid Shakir, Outdoor Rally and Community Lunch

35th Annual Martin Luther King Day Observance. Noted American Muslim scholar Imam Zaid Shakir will deliver remarks addressing the theme, “Together in Hope” during an interfaith worship service beginning at 10 a.m. The morning service will be followed by an outdoor rally and community lunch. The program will also feature Ridgewood and Glen Rock student speakers and musical performances by the Indian Hills Chamber Choir and Men of Umoja chorus. The event is free and open to the public.
The struggle for racial justice continues to dominate the headlines locally and nationally. This annual event celebrating Dr. King’s life and work will focus on his hopeful message of finding common ground and working together to create positive change.

The annual Ridgewood/Glen Rock Martin Luther King Jr. celebration began in 1983 in an effort to unite area residents, regardless of faith or ethnic background, in worship and action as they work towards peace and justice for all. More than 20 religious groups, local government and civic organizations participate in and support the event each year

Monday, January 16, 2016
10 a.m. Interfaith Service; 11:30 a.m. Outdoor Rally; 12:30 p.m. Community Lunch

Ridgewood United Methodist Church
100 Dayton St.
Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450