“Where Do We Go From Here?”

Our 19th Annual Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our 2021 celebration of Dr. King’s life and legacy was pre-recorded. It is available for viewing below.

Program

Welcome

Dr. Deborah A. Snyder
President, St. Clair County Community College

Opening Remarks

Mr. Alphonso Amos
Detroit Program Director, Streetwise Partners
SC4 Global Diversity MLK Task Force Committee Member

National Anthem

Mr. James Thomason, Jr.
Saxophonist

Remarks

Mr. Kevin Watkins
President, Port Huron Branch of the National Association
for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
SC4 Adjunct Instructor
SC4 Global Diversity MLK Task Force Committee Member

Ms. Pauline Repp
Mayor, City of Port Huron

Musical Selection

“He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”
Traditional
Margaret Bond, arranger

Ms. Natasha R. Holmes
Soprano

Recorded Speech

“Where Do We Go From Here”
Delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Atlanta, GA
August 16, 1967

Building Community

Pastor Kevin M. Totty, Sr.
#C4YOURSELF CHURCH I.C.C.C- International Counsel of Community Churches
Outreach Specialist, Community Foundation of St. Clair County Complete your Degree Program
SC4 Global Diversity MLK Task Force Committee Member

Dancers

RC3 Liturgical Dance Ministry 

Fire Side Chat

Mrs. Jessica Brown – Moderator
Director, SC4 Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

Bishop Kim Brown – Health Care Disparities and Racism
Director, St. Clair County Organizing for Regional Equity (SCCORE)

Mr. Shawn Shackleford – Bridging the Educational Divide
Principal, Central Middle School, Port Huron Area School District

Ms. Kanchan Wankhede – The Importance of Small Minority Businesses
Consultant, Great Workplace LLC

Video Presentation

“Where Do We Go From Here”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Reflections

Words from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Closing Remarks

Mrs. Jessica Brown
Director, SC4 Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Closing Song

“Lift Every Voice and Sing”
Lyrics by James Weldon Johnson
Music by J. Rosamond Johnson

Mr. James Thomason Jr. 
Saxophonist


Make a pledge — today and every day

We hope the messages of this program stay with you far beyond this evening. Each and every one of us can apply the words, ideals and actions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in our daily lives to make our communities — and the world at large — a better place. Make a pledge, in the new year and beyond, to speak out against injustice, speak up for the marginalized, and practice peace that is “committed to understanding, celebrating, and learning from our differences.”

Learn more about the MLK50 pledge – “A Call to Peace and Action” – organized by the National Civil Rights Museum at mlk50.civilrightsmuseum.org.

Special thanks

The SC4 Global Diversity Advisory Council Task Force

The Port Huron Branch of the NAACP
The dreams of a generation are in our hands.
Contact the branch at naacp.porthuron@gmail.com or 810-406-2227

Our program participants

For additional information on SC4’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and to find additional resources, feel free to visit:

SC4 Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

SC4 Office of DEI – Resources at the SC4 Library