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Guide to Chicago Martin Luther King Jr Holiday Celebrations

Chicago is a city that knows how to celebrate. The Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday is no exception. There is something for everyone, as Chicago commemorates King's dream and legacy:

King Celebrations
Operation Push

A Dream Deferred or a Dream Come True”

The DuSable Museum
Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.

"The DuSable Museum and The Illinois Amistad Commission present the musical performance of A Deferred Dream or a Dream Come True. Drawing from the memory of all that Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King represented, A Deferred Dream or a Dream Come True, delivers a score, composed and performed by Ernest Dawkins, that is rooted in the vibrant, constantly evolving musical traditions of the African American community. It fosters a critical engagement with the centuries-old tradition of Black oration that first shook the walls of slavery and to do this, Dawkins has positioned the performance poetry of Khari B, a powerful visionary voice, at the core of the Live The Spirit Ensemble."

Dr. King's Unfinished Agenda

24th Annual Push Excel Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast

Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 8 a.m. until 10 a.m.

Hyatt Regency Chicago

Grand Ballroom

151 E. Wacker Drive

IDeaL Education Foundation

19th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Luncheon

“Deeply Rooted in Service”

Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014

Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza

350 West Mart Center Drive

Chicago, IL

Door Open at 10 a.m.

Event Program Begins at 11 a.m.

Tickets: $50.00

For more information, visit the Ideal Foundation website.

The 3rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Day Celebration
African American Arts Alliance of Chicago
Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Get Covered! MLK Day Health Marketplace Enrollment Event
CFL Workers Assistance Committee, Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events

Get Covered Illinois
Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.”

― Martin Luther King Jr.

In remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King's life of service and dedication to civil rights, take the time to learn more about your and your family's healthcare options.

Get Covered Illinois Navigators, or specially trained counselors, will be present at this event to cover topics including the types of coverage offered, how to get coverage, plan costs and financial help, Medicaid, local resources and more. Navigators will be present to assist residents and answer questions in person for free. On-site enrollment assistance will be provided. A 3:00 p.m. presentation on the Health Marketplace will kick off this event.

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