Food Drive, Program Honors King and Obama

SIOUX FALLS – “From I Have a Dream to Yes we Can” is the theme of a weekend celebration at Augustana honoring the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. and the presidential inauguration of Barack Obama.

Monday, January 19, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, while the inauguration of Barack Obama, the first African American elected president of the US, will be held Tuesday, January 20, in Washington, DC.

The Augustana food drive on Saturday, January 17, is part of a city-wide effort observing the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Items to donate include can and dry goods (mac&cheese, soup, cereal, etc) and personal hygiene items (shampoo, lotion, etc). The drop off site at Augustana is located in the Morrison Commons Circle off 30th Street and Grange Avenue. The drop off site will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The celebration continues Sunday, January 18, at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Reconciliation. A presentation titled “From I have a Dream to Yes we Can,” features Barry Scott, founder and producing artistic director of the American Negro Playwright Theatre at Tennessee State University.

Barry Scott created his tribute to Dr. King to teach a generation of students about one of the most violent and inspiring times and the man who mobilized a generation of people and changed the world. Scott is recognized as one of the most versatile practitioners of his art. He is widely known for his successes as an actor, writer, producer, director, motivational speaker, and voice-over artist. The program is free and open to the public.

Bruce Conley
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