(Rescheduled from 2019 Dr. King Celebration Weekend)
CommUNITY Celebration, Dinner, & Dance
“KEEP MOVING FORWARD”
Saturday, March 09, 2019
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
(bring a dish to share & your dancing shoes!)
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Saratoga
624 No. Broadway, Saratoga Springs
Join us for a wonderful gathering of community in honor of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!
HOSTED by Garland Nelson, Soulist
• Milayne Jackson
• Travis Tucker
• Robert Miranda
• Diana Domingo & Rick Bolton
• Penny Meacham & Donald Hyman
• Joe Bruchac
and guest speakers!
4:00 pm CommUNITY Celebration, including Tribute to Aretha Franklin
ARETHA: Pride, Activism and Respect (A Tribute)
Aretha Franklin's contribution to social change in the civil rights and the Women’s Movement are celebrated through dance, poetry and song. Dr. King was a close friend of her father, Rev. C. L. Franklin, New Bethel Baptist Church, Detroit MI. Dr. King visited their home and spoke at their church on numerous occasions.• Franklin's million-selling hits "A Natural Woman" and "Sisters are Doing It for Themselves" eventually became anthems for the Women’s Liberation Movement in the 70's and 80's.
Performed by Penny Meacham, Sister Lucille Taylor, and Donald "The Soul Man" Hyman.
5:00 pm CommUNITY Dinner — Gathering to share what we can at our community table!
6:00 pm CommUNITY Dance with The Heavenly Echoes
Entertainment by the inimitable Southern soul-style gospel group, performing original and traditional songs. Dancing strongly encouraged!
Vocalists: Earl Thorpe, Hayes Coleman, Decky Lawson, & James Carr
Musicians: Anthony Fason (guitar), Earl Kornegay (guitar), Kenny Ketter (drums), & Joe Abbey (bass)
Thank you to our Co-Sponsors for the CommUNITY Celebration, Dinner & Dance