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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Task Force to sponsor “Preventing Violence in our Schools” youth workshop November 3

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Task Force will sponsor Preventing Violence in our Schools & Introduction to Six Principles of Kingian Nonviolence on Saturday, November 3 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Lawrence Technological University in Room T410, 21000 Ten Mile Road.

Topics will include an overview of: the civil rights movement, freedom riders, voting rights, human rights, gun violence in schools, armed teachers, background checks and the Six Principles of Kingian Non-Violence.

The workshop is open to middle and high school students in Oakland, Wayne or Macomb counties as part of the MLK Task Force’s Youth Leadership Program. It is sponsored in part by a grant from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan as well as space provided by Lawrence Technological University.

Lunch will be provided and the workshop is free; however, space is limited and registration is required. To participate, e-mail: or call (248) 635-9599 by October 25.

The event will take place in LTU’s University Technology Learning Center (UTLC) – Room T410. The UTLC is building three on the map (found in following link) with parking available in Parking Lot A.

The city of Southfield was the first city in the state of Michigan to hold a Dr. King peace walk or march. The first Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Walk in Southfield took place on January 20, 1986, commemorating the first national observance of Dr. King’s birthday. The 2019 MLK Peace Walk will take place on Monday, January 21 beginning at Hope United Methodist Church at 9:30 a.m., followed by a program at the Southfield Pavilion at 11 a.m.

For more information, call Youth Leadership Program Director Roger Goolsby at (248) 635-9599 or visit

Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 (Archive on Sunday, November 4, 2018)