Community gathering to honor King's legacy

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:31

Rock Tavern — The Unitarian Universalist Meeting House in Rock Tavern will host a community gathering to remember, revisit and rededicate to Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, April 4, from 7 to 9 p.m. (Snow date: April 5.) This event will look deeply at King’s last few years, especially his views on militarism, poverty and racism. The program will include the spoken word, video, music and readings. Speakers include Dr. Zelbert Moore, Professor of Black Studies, SUNY New Paltz; Marge Bell, social worker for the Newburgh School District and Newburgh City Councilwoman; Rae Lainer and Brenda McPhail, community organizers from Community Voices Heard, an organization working to improve the lives of low-income individuals, families and communities; and Rabbi Michael Laxmeter of Temple Agudas Israel, Newburgh. The event is free and open to all. A non-perishable item for the food pantry and finger-food for refreshments will be appreciated. The meeting house is located at 9 Vance Road, in Rock Tavern, off Route 207. For more information call Verne M. Bell at 569-8965, Alison Fornes at 231-3592 or Bennett Weiss at 569-8662.